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Leo Enticknap <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 26 Jan 1998 15:59:08 +0000
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On Fri, 23 Jan 1998 17:21:29 -0500 Mehdi Semati <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Greetings--
> I was seeking a recommendation for a text(book).  I teach a class in video
> (field) production. In this class students are expected to do some
> editing.  Can you recommend a book that explains for beginners the history
> and fundamental principles of editing (in film and/or video) as developed
> in Hollywood? I am not looking for books that explain technical dimensions
> (i.e. equipment), but a book that explains the aesthetic dimensions of
> editing.  Any recommendation whatsoever is greatly appreciated.  Thanks
Barry Salt, "Film Style and Technology: History and Analysis" (London,
Starword, 2nd ed., 1992)
Karel Reisz, "The Technique of Film Editing" (London, Focal Press, 1952)
Bordwell, Staiger & Thompson, "The Classical Hollywood Cinema" (London & NY,
Routledge, 1986); some coverage of the technical issues but possibly worth
recommending as most film studies students are likely to have come across it
These cover the technical evolution of film editing, and do not address video
at all.  Sorry, can't help you with that.
Leo Enticknap
Postgraduate Common Room
School of English and American Studies
University of Exeter
Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive
Devon EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom
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