The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice 5th (fifth) by Dancyger, Ken (2010) Paperback

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice

This revised sixth edition of The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Ken Dancyger puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice across a range of genres, including action, comedy, drama, documentary and experimental forms, featuring analysis of dozens of classic and contemporary films.

Revised and updated throughout, the sixth edition also includes new chapters and expanded coverage on experimental documentary, sound, and the influence of other media on the editing form. New case studies explore Whiplash (2014), Lincoln (2012), Tangerine (2015), American Sniper (2014), Son of Saul (2015), and many more.

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Technique of Film and Video Editing: Theory and Practice

The Technique of Film and Video Editing is the best training for directors-to-be, providing a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of and photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional and student editor. Practical skills are grounded by an exposition of the ideas and styles of editing, through which the director can understand the visual tools at his/her disposal. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice.
The new material in the second edition emphasizes how new technology has influenced the art of editing. New topics include the MTV style, psychoanalytic ideas, and the appropriation of style over content. New filmmakers whose work is examined in this edition include Spike Lee, Julie Dash, Atom Egoyan, Quentin Tarantino, and Oliver Stone.



Ken Dancyger is Chairman of the Undergraduate Department of Film and Television, New York University, one of the leading programs in Film/TV in the United States, and a past president of the University Film and Video Association. He has edited a number of his own productions for film and television and is a screenwriter of numerous documentaries and dramas for film and television.. Mr. Dancyger co-authored Alternative Scriptwriting: Writing Beyond the Rules, and Writing the Short Film, and authored Broadcast Writing: Dramas, Comedies, and Documentaries (all with Focal Press).

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice

The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This new edition has been updated to include the latest advances in digital video and nonlinear editing and explores the new trend of documentary as mainstream entertainment, using films such as “Farenheit 9/11″ and “The Fog of War” as examples.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice 5th (fifth) Edition by Dancyger, Ken published by Focal Press (2010)

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice (Portuguese Edition)

The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Because editing is about more than learning a specific software program, this book focuses on the fundamentals of editing as art. Analysis of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor.

This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This edition includes brand new chapters covering the goals of editing, including editing for narrative clarity, subtext, aesthetics, and dramatic emphasis, all showing how to evoke specific audience responses. Some of the new films to be discussed include A History of Violence, Atonement, The Departed, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, MIchael Clayton, and more.

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