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Cutting Rhythms : Shaping the Film Edit.

Cutting Rhythms : Shaping the Film Edit.

Author: Karen Pearlman
Publisher: Focal Press [Imprint], Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group. Dec. 2015 ;
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed., revisedView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Pearlman
ISBN: 9781317516422 1317516427
OCLC Number: 1148139205
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations
Contents: CHAPTER 1 Rhythmic Intuition,CHAPTER 2 Editing as Choreography, CHAPTER 3 Timing, Pacing, and Trajectory Phrasing, CHAPTER 4 Tension, Release, and Synchronization, CHAPTER 5 Physical, Emotional, and Event Rhythms, CHAPTER 6 Physical Rhythm, CHAPTER 7 Emotional Rhythm, CHAPTER 8 Event Rhythm, CHAPTER 9 Style, CHAPTER 10 Devices, CHAPTER 11 Editing & The Vulcan Mind Meld, CHAPTER 12 Editing Thinking & Onscreen Drafting



There are many books on the technical aspects of film and video editing. Much rarer are books on how editors think and make decisions. Filled with timeless principles and thought-provoking examples from a variety of international films, Cutting Rythms, Second Edition offers an in-depth study of the film editors' rhythmic creativity and intuition, the processes and tools editors work through to shape rhythms, and the functions of rhythm in film. Rhythm is a fundamental tool of the film editor which can affect the enitre composition of the shot from the mood to pacing. While many believe that creating rhythm is simply about intutition, this book explains that there is much more involved in creating the perfect balance of sound and energy that culminate in the finished scene. This fully revised and updated edition contains:New chapters on developing intuition and how it can be applied in the fieldAdvice on making onscreen drafts before finalizing your productUpdated discussions on sound, phrasing, embodied simulation, and more, as well as updated examples of films throughoutTips on how to keep emotion and motion in the shot while finding the balance for bothAn all-new companion website ( with video examples, editing exercises, and raw footage for you to edit withCutting Rhythms breaks down the issue of rhythm in an accessible way that allows filmmakers to apply the principles to their own work and increase their creativity. This book provides possibilities rather than prescriptions. It presents questions editors or filmmakers can ask themselves about their work, and a clear and useful vocabulary for working with those questions.


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"Karen's insights about the flow of story, emotion, image and sound have helped me at all stages of filmmaking, from onscreen drafting to fine cutting." - Genevieve Clay-Smith, multi-award winning Read more...

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