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Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Video Editing books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The Video Editing Handbook (2017)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should Read1ST EDITION MASS BLACK AND WHITE PAPERBACK — For the full color version, please look for the 2nd Edition here: https://www.amazon.com/Video-Editing-Handbook-Aaron-Goold-ebook/dp/B074GTSN9P/ Or using: https://videoeditinghandbook.com Each month, video tops the charts as the fastest growing medium on the web. Consumers and businesses turn to videos to discover and share information quickly and effectively.
Author(s): Aaron Goold

The Art Of The Cut: Editing Concepts Every Filmmaker Should Know (2015)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadThe Art of the Cut is a clear and concise introduction into many of the most important concepts in film editing. The book is written primarily for those who wish to learn the basic principles of editing but who may also be filmmakers or close to the filmmaking process. For this reason, some of the editing concepts are actually filmmaking concepts but are absolutely critical for both the editor and filmmaker to appreciate and understand.
Author(s): Greg Keast

How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro (2011)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadNewly updated and revised, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly—whether you read it cover to cover or just skim a few chapters. It’s about the language of video and how to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication).
Author(s): Steve Stockman

The Video Editing Handbook: Color Edition (2019)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should Read2ND EDITION – FULL COLOR – For the black/white edition, visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521721041 or https://videoeditinghandbook.com for free resources and videos. Each month, video tops the charts as the fastest growing medium on the web. Consumers and businesses turn to videos to discover and share information quickly and effectively.
Author(s): Aaron Goold

Film and Video Editing Theory (2018)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadFilm and Video Editing Theory offers an accessible, introductory guide to the practices used to create meaning through editing. In this book, Michael Frierson synthesizes the theories of the most prominent film editors and scholars, from Herbert Zettl, Sergei Eisenstein, and Noël Burch to the work of landmark Hollywood editors like Walter Murch and Edward Dmytryk.
Author(s): Michael Frierson

Video Field Production and Editing (2019)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadIn the eighth, revised edition of this book, Ronald J. Compesi offers a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the  aesthetics of small-scale, single-camera video production in field environments, from planning through postproduction, in a range of different programming formats.
Author(s): Ronald J. Compesi

The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice (2018)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadThis updated sixth edition of The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound.
Author(s): Ken Dancyger

The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice (2010)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadThe Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Because editing is about more than learning a specific software program, this book focuses on the fundamentals of editing as art.
Author(s): Ken Dancyger

Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema (2nd Edition) (Digital Video & Audio Editing Courses) (2013)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadThe colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect.
Author(s): Van Hurkman, Alexis

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release) (2019)

 Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should ReadCreative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018 release) choose Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from Adobe Press. The 18 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro. Learn to edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 and get the most out of your workflow.
Author(s): Maxim Jago

Best Video Editing Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some video editing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The technique of film & video editing : history, theory, and practice

Author(s): Ken Dancyger
ID: 2677011, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Digital Video Editing Fundamentals

Author(s): Wallace Jackson
ID: 1532369, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2016, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Color Correction Look Book: Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video (Digital Video & Audio Editing Courses)

Author(s): Van Hurkman, Alexis
ID: 2779751, Publisher: Pearson Education;Peachpit Press, Year: 2014;2013, Size: 9 Mb, Format: azw3

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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