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The Craft of the Cut: The Final Cut Pro X Editor's Handbook

By Mark Riley and Marios Chirtou

The art of professional video editing Although technology is rapidly evolving, it is still complicated to edit video. This unique book not only teaches you the art of professional editing, it also giv...

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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 6

By Rick Young

Software packages are complex. Software books don't need to be. Simplify your life with "The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro"! This concise, full-color book lives up to its name by paring down the s...

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Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Essential and Advanced Techniques

By Trish Meyer

Trish and Chris Meyer share fifteen years of real-world film and video production experience inside the critically acclaimed "Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects". More than a step-by-step rev...

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Quicktime for Filmmakers

By Richard Ferncase

Over the decades, distribution has remained the most elusive aspect of filmmaking, but the Web provides filmmakers with another option for distribution, exhibition and broadcast. While other media str...

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Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film: Managing the Process, 2nd Edition

By Barbara Clark & Susan Spohr

Are you an associate producer who needs to juggle projects and vendors while keeping on top of the latest trends and formats? Or an independent filmmaker who can't afford a misstep in the crucial post...

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First Cut: Conversations With Film Editors

By Gabriella Oldham

First Cut offers an opportunity to learn what film editing really is, and to learn from the source. Gabriella Oldham's interviews with twenty- three award-winning film editors give a full picture of t...

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Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, Second Edition

By Sam Kauffmann

This book is for beginning to intermediate users of Avid Xpress, Xpress DV, or Media Composer. These digital editing systems offer a tremendous number of tools that open up myriad creative possibiliti...

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Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmaking

By David Teague

Here is the follow-up to one of the most applauded Final Cut Pro books! Thoroughly updated for Final Cut Pro 4, this premier full-color guide emphasizes how to achieve professional quality results. It...

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★★★★

Adobe Premiere Pro Bible

By Adele Droblas, Seth Greenberg

Whether you're an Adobe Premiere Pro expert or a beginner, you'll find all the tutorials, tips, and tricks you'll need to start producing sophisticated digital video productions using the latest featu...

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After Effects 6 Hands-on Training

By Lynda Weinman

Learn about motion graphics and special effects with Lynda Weinman - best-selling author and educator. Learn basic techniques for creating motion graphics and special effects for film, video, and th...

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Transitions: Voices on the Craft of Digital Editing

By Erik Andersen

15 of the world's top editors discuss their craft and experiences in this beautifully designed book. An absolute must for anyone interested in the editing process....

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★★★★★

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