Avid Uncut

Author: Steve Hullfish
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1134070705
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leverage the full power of Avid Media Composer with this essential guide from an Avid guru. Master timesaving tricks and techniques that utilize the latest Media Composer features and state-of-the-art workflows. Learn the secrets of the postproduction professionals from box office blockbusters like Harry Potter, I am Legend, Dark Shadows, Men in Black II, Charlie’s Angels, 42, and The Last of the Mohicans, as well as primetime hits like SMASH, Big Bang Theory, Weeds, The Mindy Project, and MythBusters. In Avid Uncut, Steve Hullfish taps into the expertise of the world’s top editors to share in-depth, behind-the-scenes secrets and best practices that will boost your editing and color correction skills to the next level. Five distinct sections cover: Pre-post, including discussion of metadata, prepping ScriptSync, decomposing, and more Settings, with tips on keyboard optimization, bin settings, and import/export settings Off-line workflows on trimming, multicam editing, using Phrasefind, audio, and stereoscopic 3D Effects, such as 3rd party plugins, 3D warp effects, and Animatte On-line workflows for efficiently and beautifully finishing your work, including step-by-step tutorials for RED and ARRI Alexa workflows Also featured are extensive tips dedicated to helping FCP editors switch over to Avid, as well as a companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/hullfish) loaded with video tutorials of the techniques discussed in the book and project files, including RED and ARRI Alexa footage, that turn Avid Uncut into an invaluable, hands-on workshop!

Avid Agility

Author: Steven Cohen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781460985458
Format: PDF
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THE ULTIMATE BOOK ON HARNESSING THE POWER OF AVID MEDIA COMPOSER . Filled with hundreds of techniques and profusely illustrated in color, it will help you discover new ways to use the system and do things you didn't know were possible. Written by one of the pioneers of the digital editing revolution, this second edition focuses on Media Composer 5.5. SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE: Interface Fundamentals; Advanced Editing & Trimming; The Smart Tool; Find & PhraseFind; Visual Effects & Advanced Keyframes; Color Correction; Titles; Mixing, RTAS & Stereo Audio; Multi-camera Editing; Toolsets & Workspaces; AMA & Media Management; Film & 24p Video; and much more. REVIEWS: "The most ambitious and comprehensive book on Avid Media Composer I've read. Like having a seasoned pro sitting next to you, revealing his trade secrets. If you're a Media Composer editor, rookie or old pro, 'Avid Agility' will make you a better editor, guaranteed!" -- Jonathan Moser, Post Magazine "The quickest path to becoming a Media Composer Jedi Master. Editor and teacher Steve Cohen has written a clear, comprehensively-illustrated and easy-to-understand guide -- a bible on advanced editing with Avid Media Composer 5.x. This book is essential reading!" -- Lawrence Jordan, founder, 2-pop.com & HollywoodReinvented.com "A definitive book about the Media Composer environment. May well be the ultimate book on customizing Avid's unique capabilities for individual creative editing." -- Ray Zone, Editors Guild Magazine "An easy read, logically laid out, and useful to novice and experienced editor alike. I highly recommend this book." -- Frank Capria, Consulting Designer, Media Composer, Avid Technology "Cohen's book will guide you to the next exciting level in the art of editing." -- Edgar Burcksen, CinemaEditor Magazine "An amazing work -- for both new and old Media Composer users." -- Norman Hollyn, Head of the Editing Track & Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts "A very readable, incredibly illustrated book. Consistently delivers magical little tricks that make you say, 'I wish I'd known that yesterday!'" -- Steve Hullfish, Avid Master Editor, colorist, author of four books. EDITIONS: This second edition offers detailed coverage of Media Composer 5.5. You'll find even more information, with a focus on Media Composer 6, in Avid Agility, Third Edition.

Make the Cut

Author: Lori Coleman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317567773
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Avid Assistant Editor s Handbook

Author: Kyra Coffie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615487755
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Avid Assistant Editor's Handbook presents new users with what should be their first experience with this powerful software. Drawing from common Avid assistant editor tasks, the book starts with digitizing and ends with onlining and the final delivery of a show. There is also a comprehensive chapter on multigrouping that details this often-used process and often-encountered job requirement. The Avid Assistant Editor's Handbook provides new users a solid foundation for working in Avid, and it can accelerate an Avid assistant editor's transition to a coveted editor role.

Art of the Cut

Author: Steve Hullfish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315297116
Format: PDF
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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 more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more 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 more. Art of the Cut also includes in-line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at www.routledge.com/cw/Hullfish. 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.

Avid Media Composer 6 x Cookbook

Author: Benjamin Hershleder
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849693013
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written in a Cookbook style, it's packed with logically-sequenced recipes to gain deeper understanding of the software. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The book is designed so that you can read it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and refer to them in no particular order. If you are new to editing with Avid, this book will help you get the most out of Avid Media Composer right from the start. Even if you are intermediately experienced with Avid, you will discover new methods and gain a deeper understanding to take your Avid experience to the next level, with greater confidence.

Editing Reality TV

Author: Jeff Dawson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935247081
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In the world of reality TV, editors wield incredible creative power. They often are responsible for creating a scene's or even an episode's storyline from nothing but a rambling tangle of raw footage. They are a show's writers, drawing engaging drama from a murky pool of images and comments. As reality TV invades every channel and time slot, the demand for editors who are comfortable with and conversant in the genre's styles, formats, and requirements increases daily. Written in an appropriately casual tone by an author who is well-seasoned in all sorts of reality TV, this guide provides sound advice about finding, landing, and keeping a reality TV editing job. In doing so, it also details the editor's duties and responsibilities, while providing a wealth of invaluable tips and tricks for doing the job well

The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction

Author: Steve Hullfish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136039619
Format: PDF, ePub
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The only guide to the art and technique of color correction based on the invaluable knowledge of more than a dozen of the top colorists in the world. This book allows you unprecedented access to the way the masters of the craft approach their work. Containing decades of industry experience and professional colorist know-how, this book provides an understanding of what top-tier colorists look for in an image and how they know what to do to make it great. Featuring techniques performed in a variety of color correction software applications (DaVinci Resolve, Apple Color, Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse, and more), this book turns what has long been a misunderstood "black art" into a set of skills that any colorist, editor, independent filmmaker, or motion graphics artist can begin to master. Packed with explanations, tips, and concepts that build on each other, you will learn how to: * fix poorly exposed shots and shots with color casts * create looks * match shots * master primary and secondary color correction techniques * use color correction to advance a story This edition includes * An updated DVD containing two hours of video tutorials using DaVinci Resolve, extended interview transcripts and color correction sessions with the professional colorists featured in the book * A brand new tutorial-based chapter, with companion project files on the DVD, so you can work along with the text * New insight from additional professional colorists, including legendary colorists, Bob Festa, Stefan Sonnenfeld, and Pankaj Baipai, showing you the 'hows' and 'whys' of each grade

Modern Post

Author: Scott Arundale
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317753054
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With the shift from film to digital, today’s filmmakers are empowered by an arsenal of powerful, creative options with which to tell their story. Modern Post examines and demystifies these tools and workflows and demonstrates how these decisions can empower your storytelling. Using non-technical language, authors Scott Arundale and Tashi Trieu guide you through everything you should consider before you start shooting. They begin with a look to past methodologies starting with traditional film techniques and how they impact current trends. Next they offer a look at the latest generation of digital camera and capture systems. The authors move on to cover: * Preproduction- what camera is best for telling your story and why, budgeting for post * Production- on-set data management, dailies, green screen, digital cinematography * Postproduction- RAW vs. compressed footage, editing, visual effects, color correction, sound and deliverables including DCP creation The book features cutting-edge discussion about the role of the digital imaging technician (DIT), how you can best use the Cloud, motion graphics, sound design, and much more. Case studies show you these solutions being applied in real-world situations, and the companion website features videos of techniques discussed in the book, as well as timely updates about technological changes in the landscape. www.focalpress.com/cw/arundale

Video Editing with Avid Media Composer Symphony Xpress

Author: Roger Shufflebottom
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136054170
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the first comprehensive guide to editing on Avid from a PAL standpoint, also including NTSC information where appropriate, making this book a worldwide manual. If you are already using Media Composer, Symphony, or Xpress and want to improve and consolidate your basic methods, or if you need to learn these systems from scratch, then this book is for you. This invaluable reference source explains, from beginner to intermediate level, the similarities and differences of these three packages and will ensure you get the most out of your Avid system. Based on his experience as a film and video editor and trainer, Roger Shufflebottom imparts all the information you need in a clear, accurate and easy to follow format. He provides a comprehensive guide to all the main editing tools of Media Composer, Symphony and Xpress. The text covers Media Composer versions 7-10, Xpress versions 2-4, and Symphony versions 1-3. Extra information is also included on Media Composer version 10.5, Symphony version 3.5 and Xpress version 4.5. Specific Apple Mac and Windows NT information is included. Moving beyond basic editing, 2D effects, 3D effects and graphic import are explained in detail. By working through the text you will be able to complete an Avid project competently and intuitively and you will learn some efficient and powerful working techniques. Roger Shufflebottom has been an editor since 1974, began training in 1993 and has run courses for major broadcasters including the BBC, Carlton, BskyB, Pearson Television and the American Forces Network as well as many facility companies. He is an Avid Certified Instructor and has written many articles for 'Avid User' magazine.