In JUMP-CUT, the follow-up to the authors' acclaimed Make the Cut, leading film/TV editors and industry veterans Lori Jane Coleman ACE and Diana Friedberg ACE offer editing techniques, insider tips and unwritten rules that contribute to making a great production. They provide both seasoned and aspiring editors with the tools needed to jump-start the next stage of their editing careers, or to break into this challenging industry. Using a mix of practical techniques and career-focused advice, JUMP-CUT covers best practices for editing dramatic motion pictures, episodic television, documentaries and reality TV, taking into account music, sound effects, and dialog. The book is rounded out by interviews with many leading Hollywood editors, including Alan Heim ACE, Michael Tronick ACE and Mary Jo Markey ACE, who share their years of experience and unique paths through the industry.
About the Author
Lori Jane Coleman ACE was born in New York City and is a third generation filmmaker. She has been a film editor in Hollywood for forty-three years in features, movies of the week, mini-series and episodic television. A recipient of two ACE Eddie Awards and one Emmy nomination, she has lectured at multiple universities in America and been the Director of the American Cinema Editors Internship Program for twenty years. She has two daughters, Deirdre and Allison. Lori Jane and her fiancé, Scott, live in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe. Coleman was the recipient of the prestigious American Cinema Editors Heritage Award for 2017. Diana Friedberg ACE is a multiple award-winning editor and producer. In 1967 she began her career in South Africa and moved to Hollywood with her family in the 1980s. With an MFA from USC in film production, she has edited and produced features, episodic television, animation series and non-fiction productions for companies as diverse as Disney, National Geographic, Stephen J. Cannell and Leonard Nimoy Productions. During the span of her five-decade career, she has worked on many groundbreaking documentaries for television and other markets. Friedberg was the recipient of the prestigious American Cinema Editors Heritage Award for 2017.