5 Feb 2010

Grammar of the Edit by Roy Thompson

A very useful book for understanding the basics of editing. You are introduced with editors ‘slang’ –terminology and with a set of codes. The book explains the basics of Shots,
The cut
The Edit
The Mix
The Fade
The Five Types of Edit and
General and Working practices
As author himself best describes ‘I asked myself the simple question, -What do I have to learn, to be able to make one good edit between two shots?. The contents of this manual make up the answer.
After reading this really thin books ( :D ) you then can see the edit in a film as a structure and decipher it.

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