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Author: Jacob Bricca
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bricca, Jacob.
Documentary Editing : Principles & Practice.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Bricca
ISBN: 9781317198369 1317198360 9781315560472 131556047X
OCLC Number: 1017001426
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Construction of Meaning in DocumentariesPrinciples of Documentary EditingYour Documentary Editing Panel Part I: Setting the Stage for a Successful EditChapter 1: Planning Your ScheduleDocumentary Schedules: How Many Weeks?Chapter 2: Organizing Your FootageFile Organization on Your Hard DrivesBringing The Files Into Your NLEA Clean Window on Your Footage: The Feng Shui of File StructureDocuments You Will NeedChapter 3: Everyday Work PracticesWork in StagesFocusThe Vital Importance of Taking BreaksDuplicate and Archive: Leaving a Trail of Breadcrumbs Behind YouScraps Sequences & Alternate ShotsThe Director/Editor Relationship: Working Together and Working Alone Part II: Finding PatternsChapter 4: Viewing and DigestingChapter 5: Making Select Reels Creating Source-Based Select ReelsCreating Topic-Based Select ReelsChapter 6: Refining Select ReelsDrawing Initial Conclusions About Your Narrative From Your Select ReelsA Fork in the Road Part IIIa: Constructing and Refining ScenesChapter 7: Evidentiary Editing: Building Interview-Based ScenesConstructing the Framework: Anchor with AudioFinding "Hinge Clips"Stitch Together the Seams with CutawaysSmoothing EditsChapter 8: Verite Editing: Building Observational ScenesBuild Up or Trim Down: Two Options for Finding "The Good Bits"Invisible or Self-Referential?Microbeats: Sculpting Human Behavior OnscreenBody LanguageVerite CutawaysWorkarounds for Insufficient Cutaway Material Making Amalgam Scenes Integrating Audio from Unrelated ScenesMixing Evidentiary and Verite Editing with the "Pop-in" MomentChapter 9: Building MontagesMedia Montages Part IIIb: Building the Rough CutChapter 10: Choosing and Framing FootageA Hierarchy of ExperienceA Hierarchy of InterventionThe Limits of VeriteChapter 11: The Fundamentals of NarrativeText and SubtextExperimentationChapter 12: Working with NarrativeThe First SceneThe BeginningThe MiddleEndingsReshootsCreating Meaning Through Association and JuxtapositionAlternative Approaches to NarrativeChapter 13: Working with DetailsMusic Archival Material and Stock ShotsReenactmentsGraphics and AnimationsLower ThirdsLocation CardsSubtitlesChapter 14: Working with TimeMarking TimeRhythmPacingDynamicsPausesTransitions Part IV: The Refining ProcessChapter 15: FeedbackEvaluating the Work and Taking DirectionWhy Hold a Rough Cut Screening?Tips for a Successful Rough Cut ScreeningInterpreting Notes Chapter 16: Fine Cut to Final Cut and BeyondClarity Is KingTrimming Scenes DownCutting Scenes To Remove RedundancyCutting Scenes To Improve Narrative or Emotional LogicRemoving Unnecessary Pauses & UtterancesInspecting and Improving CutawaysMoving Backwards: Overcutting and How to Avoid ItPicture Lock and Beyond Part V: Seeing It All Come Together: Analyses of Four FilmsChapter 17:Analyses of Two Feature DocumentariesMy Kid Could Paint ThatAn Inconvenient TruthChapter 18: Analyses of Two Short DocumentariesSkipHotel 22 AppendixAppendix A: List of Films CitedAppendix B: Case Studies of Schedules for Feature DocumentariesAppendix C: Documents You Will Need


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