Art of the Cut By Steve Hullfish

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    Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating virtual roundtable discussion with than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited than a thousand movies and TV shows.

    Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues. The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration.

    Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many .

    Art of the Cut also includes in line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at This book is a treasure trove of valuable tradecraft for aspiring editors and a prized resource for high level working professionals. The book’s accessible language and great behind the scenes insight makes it a fascinating glimpse into the art of filmmaking for all fans of cinema.

    Art of the Cut

    As a film editor in a place in my career where I am starting to be involved in larger projects, Steve's book has been a fascinating and valuable resource which has helped me to refine my thinking and process, particularly in the areas of project organisation and my workflow around the viewing of dailies. I would recommend it as absolutely essential reading for all editors and aspiring editors out there. It is the best kind of needing out, getting up close and personal with the best in the world. 9781138238664 Je recommande ce livre pour tout ceux qui s’intéressent au travail du monteur. Les nombreux entretiens avec les monteurs.euses sont organisés en fonction des questions posées. C’est une vraie mine d’or technique et artistique, sur la manière dont les monteurs 9781138238664 I've been reading Steve Hullfish's interviews for a while, but it's even pleasant to read them in this book : The interviews are sorted by theme and not by editors, so it's very pleasant to read and you really learn a lot. 9781138238664 Amazing book if your interested in editing at all 9781138238664 99% of books on this subject are dull as dish water. It's not a medium that translates well into the written word. This is the best book I have ever read about Editing, hands down. 9781138238664


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