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ERIC Number: ED052595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 282
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The Technique of the Film Cutting Room.
Walter, Ernest
This book is more concerned with the "physical" in contrast to the "artistic" problems of the editing process. The functions of the editor and his assistants in relation to each stage in the production of a large-scale film are described in detail. All the routine operations of the editing room are discussed, from the receipt and documentation of material, preparation of rushes, synchronization, and dealing with day-to-day problems such as film damage, through to the first assembly and preparation of post-synchronized sound. Later stages are described as they occur in production: production of various special effects, sound dubbing and building effects tracks, cutting the master negative, and preparing final prints for distribution. A chapter is devoted to the preparation, recording, and use of music in the film, and such matters as the special requirements for widescreen, censored, or foreign versions are explained in full. The book is addressed to a professional audience with elaborate equipment who are or will be involved in producing feature length films, but many of its techniques will be of use to amateur filmmakers. (Author/JK)
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($11.50)
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Note: Library of Communication Techniques