Summary: In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought-provoking essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question -- Why do cuts work? -- he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a g
ood cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.
Summary: In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought-provoking essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question -- Why do cuts work? -- he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Silman-James Press Published: 08/28/2001 International: No
"An incredibly lucid trek into the formidable craft of film editing, which in my opinion is the core of the cinematic art form. Walter Murch's depth of insight into this subject is astonishing, and the book is a must for anyone who is interested in truly understanding the filmmaking process."
Publisher Web Site, June, 2004
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Preface to the Second Edition
Cuts and Shadow Cuts
Why Do Cuts Work?
''Cut Out the Bad Bits''
Most with the Least
The Rule of Six
Seeing Around the Edge of the Frame
Dreaming in Pairs
Team Work: Multiple Editors
The Decisive Moment
Methods and Machines: Marble and Clay
Test Screenings: Referred Pain
Don't Worry, It's Only a Movie
A Galaxy of Winking Dots
Afterword: Digital Film Editing: Past, Present, and Imagined Future
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