The Healthy Edit: Creative Editing Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie

By | May 29, 2018

This updated and revised new edition of The Healthy Edit provides aspiring and working editors with creative editing strategies they can employ to enhance a film, while also overcoming common production problems. With decades of experience editing and film doctoring Hollywood features, author John Rosenberg reveals both the aesthetic and technical aspects of the editor’s art, demonstrating tricks and techniques for nursing an ailing project back to health or enhancing a well one. Whether it’s a bad performance from an actor, a hole in the story or script, a continuity or pacing issue, or a poorly-composed shot, every film or show we watch encounters challenges during production―and fixing these issues becomes the job of the editor.

Utilizing an approach comparing film editing to medicine, working editor and professor John Rosenberg offers a software-agnostic guide to best editing practices, offering solutions to everything from story and script inconsistencies to genre-specific structural issues. Accessibly written and brought fully up-to-date to embrace the predominance of file-based digital production, this second edition offers new insights into ultra-high-resolution footage, transitions, visual effects, collaboration, sound and music editing, as well as highlighting historic advances in the art form.

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3 Comments

David on 05/29/2018 at 01:05.

Wonderful and Accessible

Anonymous on 05/29/2018 at 01:28.

I’m a director of both film and theatre and I found that ” The Healthy Edit” opened my eyes to not only be able to work more effectively with an editor, but to look at a script and the process of bringing it to life, be it play or screenplay, with a different perspective. It will be a constant guide in my work. I’d love to take the author’s class.I strongly recommend this terrific, thoughtful book to professionals, students and anyone who is interested in this all important…

Anonymous on 05/29/2018 at 01:34.

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