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TitleMake the Cut a Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV
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Table of Contents
                            Front Cover
Make the Cut
Copyright Page
Contents
Dedications
Acknowledgments
Preface
Part 1 Getting Started
	Chapter 1 On Your Way
		1.1 Find an Assistant
		1.2 Know Your Tools
		1.3 Basic Setups
		1.4 Bank It
		1.5 Move to Hollywood
		1.6 Create Your Resume
		1.7 Your Favorite Five
		1.8 Find the Job
		1.9 Prepare for the Interview
		1.10 The Interview
	Chapter 2 Before Your First Day on the Job
		2.1 Be Prepared
		2.2 Script Elements
		2.3 Scene Breakdown
		2.4 Schedule for Elements
		2.5 Continuity
		2.6 Wall Continuity
		2.7 Measurement Charts
		2.8 SFX
		2.9 MX: Needle Drops and Score
		2.10 Playback: MX and PIX
		2.11 VFX
		2.12 Stock
		2.13 Order the Supplies
	Chapter 3 Your First Day
		3.1 Setting Up the Project Window
		3.2 Settings
		3.3 Import FX and MX
		3.4 Binders and Paperwork
		3.5 Spec and Format Sheets
		3.6 Meet the Crew
	Chapter 4 Your Second Day
		4.1 Importing Dailies
		4.2 Interpreting Paperwork
		4.3 Watch the Dailies
		4.4 Continue to Digitize or Begin to Organize
		4.5 Setting the Bin
		4.6 Communicating
		4.7 Archiving as You Go
		4.8 MX and Needle Drop Bins
		4.9 When Dailies Are Completed
	Chapter 5 Edit and Distribute the Cut
		5.1 Editor's Cut
		5.2 Taking Notes
		5.3 Recording Temp ADR
		5.4 Preserving Copies
		5.5 Lifts
		5.6 Scene Timings and Total Measurements
		5.7 Building a Cut
		5.8 Cutting the Recap
		5.9 Shipping
		5.10 Director's Cut
		5.11 Privacy in the Editing Room
		5.12 Producer's Cut
		5.13 The Locked Show
	Chapter 6 Get Ready to Online
		6.1 Create a Locked Sequence Bin
		6.2 Remove Add Edits and Check for Jump Cuts
		6.3 Format the Locked Sequence
		6.4 Complete the Format Sheet
		6.5 Create the Locked Continuity and MX Sheet
		6.6 Prepare the ADR List
		6.7 Prepare the VFX Notes
		6.8 Reassign Tracks
		6.9 Create the Chase Cassette (DVD)
		6.10 Create the PIX and Audio Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) and the OMFs
		6.11 Prepare for SFX and MX Spotting
		6.12 Duplicate the Script and Sound Reports
	Chapter 7 Assisting Protocols for Documentaries
		7.1 Elements of a Documentary
		7.2 Sort the Footage
		7.3 Create a Radio Cut
		7.4 Stock Footage
		7.5 Stills
		7.6 Titling
		7.7 Use of SFX and MX
		7.8 Finishing the Documentary
	Chapter 8 Assisting Protocols for Reality Shows
		8.1 Dailies
		8.2 Basic Management
		8.3 Work Space Synchronization
		8.4 Offline and Online Management
		8.5 Digitizing and Organizing Dailies
			…Step 1: Stacking
			…Step 2: Overlapping Clips
			…Step 3: Check for Timecode Drift
			…Step 4: Synching Each Camera to the Base Camera on V1
			…Step 5: Set Auxiliary TC for the Base Camera
			…Step 6: Adjust the Aux TC for the Rest of the Cameras
			…Step 7: Add Edits at Every Place on the Sequence Where a Clip Starts or Stops
			…Step 8: Creating the Subclips from the Sequence
			…Step 9: Create the Multigroup by Auxiliary TC
		8.6 Project Organization
		8.7 Outputs
		8.8 Things to Check Before Outputting a QT or DVD
		8.9 QuickTimes
		8.10 DVD Outputs
		8.11 Locking
		8.12 Up-Rezzing
		8.13 Audio for OMF
		8.14 Prepping for Online
		8.15 Assisting on FCP in Reality Television
		8.16 Importing and Organizing the Project
		8.17 Multiclips
		8.18 B Rolls
		8.19 SFX and MX
		8.20 Transcriptions
		8.21 Story Stringout
		8.22 Output
		8.23 Online
		8.24 Audio Prep for Online
		8.25 In Summary
	Chapter 9 First Day Observations in the Editing Room
		9.1 A Day on Episodic Television
			…Laura Sempel (American Intern 2010)
		9.2 Different Venue in Episodic Television
			…Andreas Arnheiter (International Intern 2010)
		9.3 A Day on a Feature
			…Paul Penczner (American Intern 2010)
		9.4 A Day on Reality
			…Nompi Vilakaze (International Intern 2010)
		9.5 In Summary
Part 2 Protocol
	Chapter 10 The Unwritten Rules of the Editing Room
		10.1 Be on Time (15 Minutes Early)
		10.2 Make the Coffee
		10.3 Unlock the Editing Rooms
		10.4 Boot Up
		10.5 Prepare for the Day
		10.6 Informative Messages and Post-it Notes
		10.7 Grooming
		10.8 Know the Phones
		10.9 Ask Down, Not Up
	Chapter 11 Personality
		11.1 Have a Yes Attitude
		11.2 Make Eye Contact
		11.3 Admit Mistakes
		11.4 Be Honest
		11.5 Be Proactive
		11.6 Leave Your Problems at Home
		11.7 Crying
		11.8 Arguing
		11.9 Lodging Complaints
		11.10 Gossiping
		11.11 Noise and Personal Hygiene
		11.12 Creating Ambience Levels
	Chapter 12 Navigating the Room
		12.1 Entering the Room
		12.2 Know When to Leave the Room
		12.3 Answering the Phones
		12.4 Reading the Room
		12.5 Taking Notes
		12.6 Giving Your Opinion on a Scene
		12.7 Triangulation
		12.8 Email Etiquette
Part 3 Make the Cut
	Chapter 13 Approaching Your Career
		13.1 Get into a Cutting Room
		13.2 Develop a Relationship with the Post Staff
		13.3 Find a Mentor
		13.4 Keep a Journal
		13.5 One-Year Plan
		13.6 Gracefully Leaving Your Nonunion Job
		13.7 When to Look for Work
		13.8 Choose Your Genre: From Features to Television
	Chapter 14 Plan Ahead and Move Up
		14.1 Three-Year Plan
		14.2 Money Management
		14.3 Perform at Your Highest Level
		14.4 Edit Every Day
		14.5 Upward Mobility
		14.6 Cementing Relationships
		14.7 Gracefully Leaving Your Union Job
	Chapter 15 On the Brink of Editing
		15.1 Five-Year Plan
		15.2 That Promised Seat
		15.3 Expanding Your Network
		15.4 Advanced Skills
		15.5 Editing Styles
		15.6 Edit During Hiatus
		15.7 Remaining an Assistant
		15.8 In Conclusion
Part 4 Commonality
	Chapter 16 Editors Panel Discussion
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