For this month, I’m going to watch DVDs like crazy. I’m going to try to keep a notebook of various film effects/edits that made an impression like me. When you think like a moviemaker, it’s amazing how differently you watch videos, trying to notice shadows and pacing and simple effects which seem invisible and yet have a specific effect on the viewer. I’ve been reading the excellent On Film Editing by Edward Dmytryk , a simple but informative book about editing basics. It’s amazing how relevant it still is.
Boopbeep.com has an amazon.com article about budget videoproduction. Lots of good things here. Links to a free video production book
“The magicians who bottle the genie are the actors. The magician who lets the genie out of the bottle is the editor.” Rob Nillson