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"Make the Cut explanis the postproduction editing workflow with utmost clarity and illustrates with abundant examples. Priceless! The book reflects a great depth of knowledge, that clearly has come from years of experience and accumulated wisdom. This book inpires excellence and will provide any aspiring editor with a hug leg up."-Howard E. Smith, A.C.E. Professional film editor (Snakes on a Plane, Glengary Glen Ross, The Abyss) "A thorough guide to becoming an indispensable assistant editor."-Alan Heim, Vice President, A.C.E.; Professional film editor (Network, Grey Gardens, American History X, Alpha Dog) The key to becoming a successful film, TV, or video editor starts with becoming a successful assistant editor. To do so, one must navigate the many unwritten laws and senses of propriety that aren't discussed or taught in film schools or in other books. Based on their own experiences, first as upcoming assistant editors, then as successful Hollywood-based film and TV editors, authors Lori Jane Coleman and Diana Friedberg arm you with the ability to navigate those laws and senses and become a successful assistant editor. Insight is also included on an array of technical issues such as script breakdown, prepping for sound effects, organizing camera and sound reports, comparison timings, assembly footage, and more. The authors also share their sage wisdom on industry protocol, with tips on interviewing, etiquette, career planning, and more, concluding with a chapter featuring Q+A sessions with various established Hollywood editors on what they expect from their assistant editors.