Editing for Directors
A Guide for Creative Collaboration
Published by: Michael Wiese Productions
Imprint: Michael Wiese Productions
288 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in, Black and white photos
- Published: August 2021
Editing for Directors guides directors through postproduction, starting with planning for editing during the shoot and ending with the completion of their film. This thorough, well-illustrated book: Describes the artistic, organizational, and technical skills editors bring to the party; Tells directors what to look for when hiring an editor and the best ways to work with an editor; Explains how and why directors should plan for editing before they shoot a frame; Devotes a full chapter to relating the history of editing and cutting tools and how they have affected the language of cinema and present-day editing; Defines and discusses cutting-room terms, practices, and workflows; Reveals how editors approach footage and put shows together; Details the postproduction process from dailies to director’s cut to locked cut; Covers creating and overseeing VFX (video effects); Demystifies spotting the show with the sound and music crew and creating, editing, and mixing sound and music; Describes titling, color grading, the DI (digital intermediate) process, and producing your show’s final deliverables; and Spells out ways to archive your show and why doing so matters.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Tony Dow Preface Acknowledgments Permissions Introduction Chapter One: Shoot Right for Editing Chapter Two: What an Editor Brings to the Party Chapter Three: The Flickers and the Frames: A Short History of Editing Chapter Four: Hire a Collaborator: The Director–Editor Relationship Chapter Five: Editing: What an Editor Does Chapter Six: In the Cutting Room, Part 1: From Dailies to First-Cut Screening Chapter Seven: In the Cutting Room, Part 2: From Director’s Cut to Locked Cut Chapter Eight: Creating Sound and Music Chapter Nine: Editing and Mixing Sound and Music Chapter Ten: Finish and Deliver Afterword Glossary Filmography Bibliography Index