Grammar of the Edit, Second Edition by Roy Thompson, Christopher J. Bowen
Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (March 20, 2009) | ISBN-10: 024052120X | PDF | 2 Mb | 236 pages
"This book, shall we say, 'cuts to the chase scene' of what to look for in a good shot. Rather than contain lots of useless trivia look so many other books on filmaking and editing ["here's what a movieola looks like...it was invented in 1272 by Sir Random Dingleberry...", etc.], this book describes in no uncertain terms what ABSOLUTELY MUST BE IN EACH AND EVERY SHOT -- so that the successful film-maker can build a story that flows smoothly. This book will help you to be artistic, but will also help you to avoid confusing your audience. A small book that is easily read in the space of an hour, the student or novice film-maker will find himself using it as a quick reference many times over. Highly recommended."