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Gael Chandler

What do a script, actors, some money, a crew and a camera add up to? A good start. The Joy of Film Editing aims to be a resource to help you edit your project and propel your show to the finish line. Moviegoers and filmmakers alike will appreciate the site’s Cut of the Month feature, my blog, and finding out about my books.

It’s impossible for one person to cover all that is happening with editing today. Please let me know what you’re looking for and share your expertise and experiences. We’re all here to grow and learn. So along the way, let’s enjoy editing and watching as many good movies, videos, docs, and shows as possible.

Gael Chandler

  • Books – Learn about my books.
  • Blog – Join a growing community of editors and editing aficionados, get job hunting tips, share your views, and more.
  • Cut of the Month - Enjoy examining a cut from a recent movie or TV show.
  • Resources – Explore useful websites, books, festivals, guilds, grants, etc.
  • Free – Download editing charts, forms, checklists and a syllabus.
  • Film Glossary – Look up editing terms.
  • Buzz – Read what people say about my books.

Books

Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video

Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive and understandable text available for both students and professionals on the art and craft of editing in the 21st century.

Jack Tucker, A.C.E.
First winner of the Robert Wise Award for promoting the Art and Craft of Film Editing.

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Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know

Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know is an eye-grabbing, succulent book that helps you understand visually rather than in words, how those incredibly short pieces of film shot on the set or location come together to create a movie.

Howard Suber, The Power of Film
Founding Chair, UCLA Film & Television Producers Program

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