The Art of the Dissolve

This is the second most common transition used in motion pictures, and, unlike most straight cuts, it attracts attention to itself on purpose.

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Keeping Up the Pace

Picture an action scene. Do you see: A gunfight? A car chase? A battle?

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Guidelines for the Aesthetics of Editing

Here are a few accepted practices for the art of editing.

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The Video Editing Log Jam

00Whether you use film, flash files, or videotape, every editor needs to have the footage on their editing machine before they can start cutting the project.

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Fundamentals of Frame Composition

Back in simpler times, you just needed to frame up your talent in whatever artistic way you wanted and roll tape.

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What a Film Editor Does

EditGraphicFrom the earliest days of making movies there has been misunderstanding and confusion about what exactly an editor does in the creation of a movie, television program or today, the multitude of other types of “dynamic media” that are emerging both scripted and unscripted.

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Editing's Dirty Little Tricks

Editors are dirty little tricksters.

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The Invisible Editor

Invisible00In my experience, there’s no place for cockiness in a professional edit bay.

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