Apple promises that Final Cut – the company’s flagship digital editing software – is “not just a different cut, but a whole new production” –and it truly is. Workflow is faster, smoother and easier than ever. Background tasks are completely automated, and with the program logistics under control, you’re free to fully explore your creativity. This guide will walk you through all the basics and have you editing video like a pro in no time at all!
Completely updated for current HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K workflows, Avid Editing blends the art and aesthetics of motion picture editing with technical, hands-on instruction. Appropriate for beginners and intermediate users who need to refresh their knowledge of essential post-production techniques, this fully revamped and full-color sixth edition is also an excellent tool for editors coming to Avid from other non-linear editing platforms. Topics covered include trimming, audio, effects, titles, color correction, customization, inputting, and outputting. A robust accompanying online eResource features professionally shot footage and Avid project files, allowing readers to work alongside the lessons taught in the book.
The new edition covers:
- Avid Media Composer licensing choices
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- Exploring Avid’s Title Tool and NewBlue Titler Pro
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- Syncing picture and sound files
- Understanding and applying LUTs
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From the basics of video editing with Premiere Elements, like capturing your media and building a timeline, to advanced functions, like creating customized effects and building menus for your DVDs and BluRay discs, The Muvipix.com Guide to Adobe Premiere Elements 7 will show you: • How to use the new tools in version 10, including support for the Mac OSX and Windows 7 64-bit operating systems. • How to use the Smart Trim, Smart Fix and Smart Mix features. • How to set up your projects to interface most effectively with video from any camcorder, including Flip pocket cams. • How to use the new Pan and Zoom and color correction tools. • The wealth of tools available in not-so-obvious places. • The magic of keyframing, Premiere Elements’ most versatile and powerful tool for creating motion paths and special effects. • How to output video for the Web, disc and for use in another project.
Step-By-Step User Guide to Mastering Photoshop and Editing Photos like A Pro!
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The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing sets out the techniques, the systems and the craft required to edit compelling professional documentary television and film. Working stage by stage through the postproduction process, author Sam Billinge explores project organization, assembling rushes, sequence editing, music and sound design, story structure, and the defining relationship between editor and director.
Written by a working documentary editor with over a decade’s experience cutting films for major British and international broadcasters, The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing offers a unique introduction to the craft of documentary editing, and provides working and aspiring filmmakers with the tools to master the art.
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This official hands-on training book covers all aspects of editing with DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and will teach to be a professional Resolve editor. Best of all, DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is free software that you can download and start using on your own projects today! You will learn: – How to setup projects, import media and use metadata to speed up your work. – Marking selections, editing clips in the timeline, and context sensitive trimming. – Working with titles, adding graphics, adding effects, and animating with keyframes. – Syncing audio with video, mixing sound, and using audio overlays for editing. – Basic color correction techniques using DaVinci Resolve’s legendary color tools. – How to finish and deliver a project to the web, for broadcast or for digital cinema. – Dozens of tips throughout the book that will help transform the way you work! Download your few version of DaVinci Resolve 12.5 today!
Sony’s amazingly powerful video editor just seems to get better with each generation. We’ll show you all the tools in the latest version of this richly-featured program and how to use them, step-by-step. You’ll learn: • How to get video from your tape-based, hard drive or even flash-based camcorder into your video project. • How to build a timeline, and how to trim, split, arrange and composite the clips you add to it. • How to edit in both Simple and Advanced editing modes. • How to create amazing effects and animations. • How to work with, edit and output anaglyphic 3D video and titles. • How to use the new Proxy Editing features. • How to use the Chroma Keyer effect to make a person look like he or she is in any real or imaginary location. • How to upload your videos directly to YouTube and Facebook. • How to prepare your videos for output as a DVD and BluRay disc.
If you are a student of film and video or a seasoned post-production professional, this book is the perfect guide to the powerful editing and color grading tools in DaVinci Resolve 12.5. Using a complete project,this book takes you step-by-step, through starting a project, editing, color grading and final delivery. Each chapter uses exercises to cover essential tasks and tools, including: • Configuring critical project settings • Importing and organizing media • Editing and trimming techniques • Multicamera editing • Transitions, titles and speed effects • Pan and scan with Dynamic Zoom • Importing XML timelines • Color correction and balancing • Node based color grading • Secondary color correction • Power Windows, Qualifiers and tracking • Saving Versions of grades • Stabilization • Cloning with Node Sizing • Applying and tracking ResolveFX • Final output and delivery options Easy to follow, download instructions allow you to access 5GB worth of media that accompanies the exercises. Test questions are provided at the end of every chapter to help you retain what was covered.
For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk…
…this is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.
Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.
This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don’t be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think.
Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Salman Khan, Dan Gilbert, Mary Roach, Matt Ridley, and dozens more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is the 21st-century’s new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.
Videotape Editing and Post-Production emphasizes the basic information that professionals need to acquire a practical, working knowledge of editing equipment and the post-production process.
This book is a “real world” guide to both the technical and non-technical aspects of videotape production. The text and numerous illustrations bring the reader up-to-date on the latest developments in video, including component video signal, field rate SMPTE time code, Betacam SP (TM), VHS HiFi, the videotape editing bay, control edit list cleaning, and multi format editing. Anderson also provides timely information on the latest film to video offline systems, track editing, time-code editing, offline editing, digital video effects systems, electronic animation and graphics systems, and personal computers that function as edit controllers and edit list management tools. Combining basic information on editing equipment and techniques with tips on budgeting, organization, and getting into video editing, this is a valuable reference tool for experienced and novice editing professionals.
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Produce professional level dialogue tracks with industry-proven techniques and insights from an Emmy Award winning sound editor. Gain innovative solutions to common dialogue editing challenges such as room tone balancing, noise removal, perspective control, finding and using alternative takes, and even time management and postproduction politics.
In Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, Second Edition veteran film sound editor John Purcell arms you with classic as well as cutting-edge practices to effectively edit dialogue for film, TV, and video. This new edition offers:
- A fresh look at production workflows, from celluloid to Digital Cinema, to help you streamline your editing
- Expanded sections on new software tools, workstations, and dialogue mixing, including mixing “in the box”
- Fresh approaches to working with digital video and to moving projects from one workstation to another
- An insider’s analysis of what happens on the set, and how that affects the dialogue editor
- Discussions about the interweaving histories of film sound technology and film storytelling
- Eye-opening tips, tricks, and insights from film professionals around the globe
- A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/purcell) with project files and video examples demonstrating editing techniques discussed in the book
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Discover how to create professional-quality digital videos–faster than you can say “lights, camera, action”
Digital video cameras are everywhere–even on our phones! But cameras don’t make great movies; filmmakers do. Written by a seasoned pro with 40 years of teaching experience, Digital Filmmaking for Beginners is your fully illustrated introduction to all technical aspects of digital filmmaking.
Featuring clear, concise instruction–accompanied by online video demonstrations–this comprehensive guide covers the best methods and techniques to plan and script projects; set up lighting, microphones, and cameras; and shoot, edit, and apply postproduction effects and other finishing touches. Whether you’re an amateur film buff or an aspiring professional videographer, this is the source for everything you need to bring your ideas from the page to the screen.
- Best practices to ensure smooth operations in all project phases, from planning to post production
- Recommendations on selecting and purchasing cameras, filming gear, and the best editing and effects software to fit your budget and needs
- Advice on planning, shooting, editing, and other technical elements
- Fully illustrated tutorials on composition, framing, and other visual storytelling techniques
- Exclusive bonus online content, including finished video demonstrations of key filmmaking techniques and informative articles
From the basics of video editing with Premiere Elements, like capturing your media and building a timeline, to advanced functions, like creating customized effects and building menus for your DVDs and BluRay discs, the Muvipix Guide will show you: • How to use the Motion Tracking tool, Adjustment Layers and the Favorite Moments tool to edit and enhance your videos. • How to turn your raw footage into exciting movies using the new Video Story tool. • How to build exciting, new Motion Titles. • How to take advantage of the innovative new file management systems in the redesigned Elements Organizer. • The magic of keyframing, Premiere Elements’ most versatile and powerful tool for creating motion paths and special effects. • How to use the options in the new Export & Share workspace to create movies, burn discs and share your videos online.
Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos is the perfect text for students of filmmaking who would like to make a documentary. Barry Hampe, who has made more than 150 documentary films and videos, traces the two main approaches to documentary–recording behavior and re-creating past events―and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all the steps, from conceptualization to completion, the book includes chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; why reality is not enough; budgeting; and casting, crew, and equipment selection.
The Editor’s Toolkit: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Editing is a hands-on, tutorial based guide to the art of editing. Today’s process of media editing is fast and competative, making this guide a necessity for anyone looking to break in to the business. Here, Chris Wadsworth provides 52 media-based examples for you to put together, with the benefit of seeing what he did with those same exercises, giving you essential feedback to improve your technique and learn the tricks of the trade. Accessible and to-the-point, this primer is a must-read for anyone looking to learn both the art and technique of editing. This 4-color guide features:
- Examples from the world of film and TV that show how even the greatest directors employ the same techniques in their productions that are mentioned in this guide
- A look at CV’s and the right attitudes that will give you the best chance at breaking into the editing world
- Intensive sections about the way music and sound editing can shape the entire production
- A companion website featuring video and other media that you can edit on your own, each featuring examples of cuts and techniques discussed in the book as well as a discussion forum.
Sony’s amazingly powerful video editor just seems to get better with each generation. Yet, because it’s so loaded with so many powerful tools, it can also be rather intimidating. Steve Grisetti, founding member of videomaker support site Muvipix.com, shows you all the tools in the latest version of this richly-featured program and how to use them, step-by-step. You’ll learn: • How to get video from your tape-based, hard drive or even flash-based camcorder into your video project. • How to build a timeline, and how to trim, split, arrange and composite the clips you add to it. • How to apply and customize effects and transitions – and how to install even more video and audio effects into your program! • How to create amazing effects and animations. • How to work with, edit and output anaglyphic 3D video and titles. • How to use the Chroma Keyer effect to make a person look like he or she is in any real or imaginary location. • How to upload your video to YouTube, Pixelcast.com or to your Sony PSP™. • How to prepare your video for output as a DVD and BluRay disc.
Apple promises that Final Cut – the company’s flagship digital editing software – is “not just a different cut, but a whole new production” –and it truly is. Workflow is faster, smoother and easier than ever. Background tasks are completely automated, and with the program logistics under control, you’re free to fully explore your creativity. This guide (based on Final Cut Version 10.2) will walk you through all the basics and have you editing video like a pro in no time at all!
This title includes CD-ROM with footage you can use to practice editing! It includes: a digital way to cut video; superb solutions to edit your video; for the amateur, turn your family videos into stories; and for the professional, learn to cut your films using the latest digital video tips and tricks. Here, a pair of award-winning professionals share their insights. “Editing Digital Video” explains how to use any tool – from iMovie or Premiere to appliances like Casablanca and Screenplay or professional systems such as Avid, Discreet, Media 100 – to turn your imagination into results fast. This title enables you to quickly acquire the skills you need to: edit commercials, documentaries, feature films, and music videos; work with video, DVD, and Web-based media; and take advantage of proven techniques from the pros. Anyone from amateurs to students to professionals can learn to edit and tell compelling stories using the results-oriented approach in “Editing Digital Video”. Plus, a companion CD-ROM with footage and exercises lets you practice on any system. With clear illustrations and a light touch, “Editing Digital Video” will guide you through the finer points of: navigating the desktop; basic and advanced editing; creating impact; organizing projects; keys, mattes, and layering; titles and effects; audio; digital video formats; postproduction workflow; editing terminology; keyboard shortcuts; and much, much more! With “Editing Digital Video”, you’ll finally unleash your creativity. Learn more in one session than you would from any user manual. This is a refreshingly realistic approach!
• Aspiring game writers and designers must have this complete bible
There are other books about creating video games out there.
Sure, they cover the basics. But The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design goes way beyond the basics. The authors, top game designers, focus on creating games that are an involving, emotional experience for the gamer. Topics include integrating story into the game, writing the game script, putting together the game bible, creating the design document, and working on original intellectual property versus working with licenses. Finally, there’s complete information on how to present a visionary new idea to developers and publishers. Got game? Get The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design.
The classic guide to making documentaries, now revised and expanded for today’s filmmaker
The second edition of Making Documentary Films and Videos fully updates the popular guidebook that has given readers around the world the knowledge and confidence to produce their first documentary film. It traces two main approaches-recording behavior and re-creating past events-and shows you how to be successful at each. Covering all the steps from concept to completion, with chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; writing for documentaries; budgeting; assembling a crew; film and sound recording; casting and directing actors and nonactors; and editing for the audience, this book can help you successfully bring to life the documentary you want to make.
The second edition includes
• a discussion of truth, “reality,” and honesty in the current
• new advice on how to get started in documentary filmmaking
• an expanded section on researching and writing the proposal,
treatment, and script
• an exhaustive list of resources
Far more than just a software manual, Avid Editing is your trusted guide to uncovering the many layers of one of the world’s most exciting crafts. This book weaves valuable editing principles together with the robust Avid workflow, delving deeply into efficient editing techniques and concepts. In an easy-to-read style, you’ll encounter detailed step-by-step instructions for hundreds of Avid procedures, and more than 500 images and screen captures make complex concepts easy to grasp. You’ll soon begin to know the system in and out, all while improving your overall editing technique and skillset.
Geared toward beginning and intermediate Avid editors, this book guides you through both narrative and documentary editing projects. The accompanying DVD provides professionally shot footage for you to edit, giving you a hands-on, learn-as-you-go experience.
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Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.
* Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films
* Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras
* Digital editing with the latest video editing systems
* In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing
* The business aspects of funding and producing your project
* Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web