Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro
||Author: Michael Wohl|
List Price: $44.99
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Publisher: Peachpit Press (15 October, 2001)
Sales Rank: 22,153
Average Customer Rating: 4.4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Excellent book on Editing with FCP for non-beginners
This book is not for someone looking to learn the basics of Final Cut Pro, the manual and other books are better at that, but this book is a MUST for anyone looking to learn about editing and are going to be doing it in FCP.
Other FCP books teach you the program primarily, this book is about editing and the skills and techniques you need to do it well.
Rating: 5 out of 5
A perfect mix of editing theory and practical advice
If you are serious about Film Editing, you are probably already been looking at books like Shot by Shot by Steven Katz, and checking out local training courses. You may also be trying to learn how to use Final Cut Pro, and checking out the many books on that topic.
This book could save you a lot of time and effort, by combining both subjects into one. It teaches, from a completely practical viewpoint, how to frame and edit shots. It also discusses how to use Final Cut Pro in order to achieve the right effect. There are also sections on sound, special effects and distribution - and again, all are realistically explained.
At every point, real-world editing examples are used, so it's not simply a discussion of every menu option. There are plenty of screenshots, and even though it doesn't cover the very latest version of FCP, everything is still 100% relevant.
After working through the huge pile of paper that is the FCP manual set, this book should be next on your list. It will tell you which features you will actually need to know, and pass on some very useful cinematic editing information at the same time.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great seller, book in excellent condition. Recommend
· Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 4
· Final Cut Pro 3 and the Art of Filmmaking
· Final Cut Pro 4 for Mac OS X (Visual QuickPro Guide)
· Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 4