The Craft of the Cut: The Final Cut Pro X Editor’s Handbook

The art of professional video editing

Although technology is rapidly evolving, it is still complicated to edit video. This unique book not only teaches you the art of professional editing, it also gives you authentic professional experience. You’ll be guided through a typical industry production workflow; you’ll have access to raw footage, including alternate takes of each scene from a professional short film; and you’ll make your own decisions. By the book’s end, you’ll have completed your own version of a film. It’s the perfect primer for aspiring editors who want to ascend to industry-level positions.

  • Immerses you in the actual experience of editing a film, from video rushes to the shooting script and continuity notes
  • Provides actual media, including alternate takes, and you make all the decisions
  • Walks you through the post-production of a professional short film; by the book’s end, you will have acquired the skills to complete your own version of the film
  • Shows you how to use Final Cut Pro X as part of the production process

The Craft of the Cut goes deep inside the world of professional video editing and equips you with skills for professional-level editing.

The Craft of the Cut project and media files will work with all the versions of Final Cut Pro X (10.0 and above) but may need updating depending on the version of Final Cut Pro X you are using.  For further instructions on how to update these files for your version of Final Cut Pro X please download the READ ME FIRST (UPDATED).pdf.  Ebook readers can access the READ ME FIRST (UPDATED).pdf by using the link provided in the front matter of the ebook and hardcopy readers can access the READ ME FIRST (UPDATED).pdf using the link provided on the main page of Appendix B ‘Whats on the DVD’.

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The Complete Film Production Handbook, Fourth Edition (American Film Market Presents)

This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you’re a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator–the book has everything you’ll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production–from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you’re doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you’re not already working in film production, but think you’d like to be, read the book — and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you’ll know what to expect, you’ll be prepared, and you’ll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out.

New topics and information in the fourth edition include:
* Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts
* Information specific to television production and commercials
* The industry’s commitment to go green and how to do it
* Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations
* Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout

* This guide to production management is on every producer’s shelf and will save you time, money, and hassles
* Hundreds of forms, contracts, and checklists available to print and use on your production
* New edition is fully updated with information about low-budget productions and much more!Product Description
This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you’re a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator–the book has everything you’ll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production–from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you’re doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you’re not already working in film production, but think you’d like to be, read the book–and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you’ll know what to expect, you’ll be prepared, and you’ll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out.

New topics and information in the fourth edition include:
* Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts
* Information specific to television production and commercials
* The industry’s commitment to go green and how to do it
* Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations
* Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout
* This guide to production management is on every producer’s shelf and will save you time, money, and hassles
* Hundreds of forms, contracts, and checklists available to print and use on your production
* New edition is fully updated with information about low-budget productions and much more!


Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Eve Honthaner, Author of The Complete Film Production Handbook

Dear Amazon Readers,

This book, now in its fourth edition, has been an amazing journey. It’s continued to evolve and improve as my career has expanded and the industry has changed in ways I couldn’t even imagine when it first came out. Because our business has become more specialized, what started as a collection of material that encompassed the scope of my experience has come to include incredibly valuable information on various facets of the industry. I couldn’t share this with you without the help of several colleagues, friends and friends of friends who generously contributed their expertise to this and past editions. I’ve learned a great deal from them and continue to learn from the many talented individuals I’ve had the privilege to work with–the behind-the-scenes heroes who know how to make the magic happen while sticking to a budget and schedule, keeping the cast and crew happy (and moving), helping to achieve the director’s vision and creatively overcoming countless daily challenges.

I collect new information and memorable experiences from every job and project I work on–both for the book and (when I teach) for the benefit of my students, who are the ones who never fail to remind me of why I love being in this business.

My goal is to make your job easier by compiling material on a great many aspects of production, providing useful checklists, an array of forms and loads of practical advice that will help you make your film. I want to guide you through the process, so you’ll want to do again and then again after that–whether it’s a 10-minute short or a big studio feature.

The Complete Film Production Handbook has become an industry standard, and I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to see it in production offices and on sets–to know that it’s helping film students and filmmakers all over the country. I’m grateful every time it’s purchased, used and recommended, but would especially like to thank those who have been buying the book since its first edition.

-Eve Honthaner


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Television Production Handbook

In the field-defining text TELEVISION PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, author Herbert Zettl emphasizes how production proceeds in the digital age-from idea to image-and how it moves through the three major phases, from preproduction to production to postproduction. In this context, readers will learn about the necessary tools, examine what they can and cannot do, and explore how they are used to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness. This edition features the latest digital equipment and production techniques, including including stereo 3D, 3D camcorders, 4K and 8K digital cinema cameras, portable switchers, LED lighting instruments, and digital lighting control systems.

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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook: The definitive guide to digital filmmaking

Part of the perennially best-selling Quercus Digital Photography series, this comprehensive guide features everything you need to know to make a digital film, from conception to finished product.

Using clear, step-by-step instruction, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook concisely illustrates the technical and creative challenges of digital filmmaking for novices and professionals alike, spanning topics from conception to execution:

– Planning a shoot: how to make a storyboard
– Set preparation: dressing and lighting a set
– Principal photography: filming with HD and DSLR cameras–including the latest advice on equipment, accessories, and software
– Advanced editing: software and practices
– Post-production: digital effects and

Packed with tips and tricks to develop both your creative vision and your technical know-how, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook is the ultimate resource for all your filmmaking needs.

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The Vlogger’s Handbook: Love it! Live it! Vlog it!

This fun, comprehensive guide to vlogging delivers the skills and tips you need to get started, produce a professional look, develop your skill level, and cultivate your creativity.

With a fresh, stylish design and bite-sized text and project prompts, this is a no-nonsense approach to learning about:

  • Setting up and uploading a vlog
  • Inspiration for what to vlog about
  • How to storyboard a vlog
  • Lighting and props
  • Advanced video skills
  • Editing your vlog
  • Adding sounds and effects
  • Building an audience
  • Making your vlog pay
  • Internet and social media safety guidance

Throughout the book, Q&A panels feature successful young vloggers who give their own personal tips and stories about how they got started. Your own vlogging success comes next!

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The Video Editing Handbook: Color Edition

2ND EDITION – FULL COLOR – For the black/white edition, visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521721041 or https://videoeditinghandbook.com for free resources and videos. Each month, video tops the charts as the fastest growing medium on the web. Consumers and businesses turn to videos to discover and share information quickly and effectively. With this guide, you too will be able to create fun, powerful videos as you learn: The 3 actions The 4 formats The 2 styles And more! The Video Editing Handbook is ideal for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and will teach you the basics of easy, clean video editing as well as useful strategies for workflow, hosting, delivering, and working with others.

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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook, 6th edition

Filmmaking involves much more than just buying a camera and a computer and The Digital Filmmaking Handbook covers everything you need to know, whether you’re making a feature-length movie, a series of webisodes, a VR project, or even your first short film. This one-stop digital filmmaking resource will guide you from your initial idea to getting your finished project “in the can.” It will show you how to create shots and effects that are rarely associated with low-budget productions. What’s New? Web-based distribution has finally cracked open the field and there are really no limits to the type of films you can make—from long-arc television to webisodic content to traditional feature films, it’s easier than ever to find an audience for your movie.  Virtual Realty is making serious headway into the entertainment industry, so we’ve added special sections about VR productions throughout the book. The rate of technological innovation in digital filmmaking is astounding: more and better digital cinema cameras, accessible 4K production and post, lots of new lenses, and computer-controlled camera rigging from sliders to robotic jib arms to drones.   It’s a brave new world out there and we’re here to help you navigate it. Digital video has come to mean all things to all people and the types of projects that are being made by indie filmmakers are more varied than ever. So why stop at a single film? Go ahead, you know, Make Your Movies. The Digital Filmmaking Handbook is a top-rated bestseller. It’s been in print for 17 years. It offers 600 pages of regularly-updated information on all aspects of filmmaking. (Some people buy this book for the glossary alone.)

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The Photoshop Handbook: The COMPLETE Photoshop Box Set For Beginners and Advanced Users (Photography, Photoshop, Digital Photography, Creativity)

The COMPLETE Photoshop Box Set

Now you can get both of the BEST SELLING Photoshop Handbooks for Beginners and Advanced Users in ONE book!

2nd EDITION 2015 BOOKS – BOTH with more AMAZING Photoshop content!

This box set includes:

The Photoshop Handbook: SIMPLE Ways to Create Visually Stunning and Breathtaking Photos

and

The Photoshop Handbook: ADVANCED Ways to Create Visually Stunning and Breathtaking Photos

These books contain proven steps and strategies on how to enhance your photographs using one of the most popular and most user-friendly software in the market, Photoshop.

One of the most common misconceptions about Photoshop is that it’s a way for photographers to cheat. It just might be, but you should understand as well that even the most sophisticated camera has its limitations. What we see with our eyes cannot be fully captured by any man-made device. The essence of a sunset over the sea, the serenity of a silent mountain, or the grandeur of a rushing river – these sceneries’ ambience and emotions will come out bland and lacking when printed.

Creating Amazing Images Was Once Only For Professionals But With These Books – Even YOU Will Be Able To Astonish Your Friends And Family On The Quality of YOUR Photography!

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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites (2nd Edition)

For those new to flash photography—or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration—Speedliter’s Handbook, Second Edition, is a revelation. Follow along as photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive discussion of the Canon Speedlite family and all of the accessories and equipment available to the Speedliter, and finally, explores crafting great light in one photo shoot after another. Whether you want to make a classic portrait, photograph a group, capture an important event, or create dramatic color effects in your images, Speedliter’s Handbook shows you how.

In this fully updated second edition, Syl includes all of the newest Canon gear—including the radio-enabled 600EX-RT Speedlite and ST-E3 Transmitter—to ensure that you are completely up to date on all of the components in the Speedlite system. He also includes a downloadable online supplement on the brand-new 430EX III-RT Speedlite. Plus, he covers his newest best practices and workflows so you can make the most of your Canon gear.

In this new edition, you’ll learn how to:

  • see the various properties of light itself, as well as the differences between how your camera sees versus how you see
  • use all the buttons and dials of the entire Canon Speedlite family—from the flagship 600EX-RT and the new 430EX III-RT to vintage models like the 550EX
  • understand the basics of on-camera flash . . . and the benefits of getting your Speedlite off the camera
  • beautifully balance flash with the existing ambient light
  • get amazing shots with just one Speedlite, all the way up to a dozen Speedlites
  • use the right Speedlite mode for the job: E-TTL, Manual, Multi, and more
  • use color gels to balance color, as well as create dramatic effects
  • tame the sun—or any really bright light—with high-speed sync
  • use Speedlites when photographing groups and events
  • choose your camera’s exposure settings to capture the shot that you truly want
  • and much, much more

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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook, 5th Edition

THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FIFTH EDITION is the one-stop resource to guide you in taking your digital film project from initial concept to finished project. Covering everything from writing and pre-production planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects, the book has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest hardware, software, and production processes. It also now includes coverage of the latest filmmaking-related apps and the shift toward digital distribution. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the craft and you’ll pick up techniques for creating shots and effects that transcend typical “low-budget” productions. Whether your goal is to create an industrial project, a short subject for a website, or a feature-length movie for a film festival, THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FIFTH EDITION will guide you every step of the way.

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Video Production Handbook

Techniques matter! Great ideas don’t automatically translate into great programs. It’s not enough simply to show what is going on. The way you present your subject will influence how your audience responds. You need to choose your picture and sound carefully, to convey your ideas in an interesting, persuasive way. This book will show you how.

Video Production Handbook shows the full production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. The book focuses especially on why each step occurs as it does and provides guidance in choosing the simplest methods of creating the shots you want in your video project. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create good video content on any kind of budget.

Suitable for students and beginning videographers, the new edition of this classic text retains its clarity and directness but has been completely revised and updated.

This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program.

* Highly visual: more than 450 full color photos and illustrations demonstrate techniques
* Modern: Revised by Jim Owens, who brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the text; up-to-date information on current equipment, techniques, and new distribution outlets such as the Web and mobile phones
* A complete resource: Detailed teaching ancillaries are available for instructors, including instructor’s manual, test bank, sample syllabi, image collection, video content, and more
* Brand new coverage of contemporary distribution methods
* Interviews featuring industry professionals provide students with inside knowledge of the industry
* Sidebars featuring new coverage of topics such as shooting for 3D, shooting with HDSLRs for video, and much more!

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The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques

A how-to guide for getting professional-quality video from your DSLR

Shooting HD Video with a video-enabled DSLR has many benefits and some tricky drawbacks that digital filmmakers and videographers can overcome to get professional results. The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook helps filmmakers harness the HD video capabilities of their DSLRs to create professional-level video. Packed with professionally-tested techniques, this indispensible book serves as a training guide for the complex steps that must be taken before, during, and after filming. * Teaches you the key tools and techniques for using your DSLR to shoot high-quality, professional-level video * Distills dense information about filmmaking and filters it down to easily understood granules * Shows you what to expect and what to avoid with your DSLR and how to maximize the visual look of your film * Shares tools and techniques that have been used in real-world, independent movie-making environments

The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook shows you how to overcome any tricky drawbacks that you may face while shooting HD video with your DSLR.

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Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema (2nd Edition) (Digital Video & Audio Editing Courses)

The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program’s built-in color correction tools.

From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you’ll learn to:

•    Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards

•    Work with log-encoded media and LUTs

•    Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure

•    Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots

•    Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects

•    Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene’s mood

•    Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest

•    Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled  environments

•    Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.

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The Filmmaker’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film

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

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