Unit 16 – Film and Video Editing

learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the development and principles of editing
  2. Be able to prepare moving image material for editing
  3. Be able to edit moving image material.

Personal learning and thinking skills

Unit 16 – Film & Video Editing Techniques Assignment Brief


Baylis P, Freedman A, Procter N et al – BTEC Level 3 National Creative Media Production, Student Book (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 978-1846906725
Chandler G – Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video (Michael Wiese, 2004) ISBN 978-0941188999
Dancyger K – The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice, 4th Edition (Focal, 2006) ISBN 978-0240807652
Kindem G and Musburger R – Introduction to Media Production: From Analog to Digital, 4th Edition (Focal Press, 2009) ISBN 978-0240810829
McGrath D – Editing and Post-Production (Focal Press, 2001) ISBN 978-0240804682
Murch W – In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective of Film Editing, 2nd Edition (Silverman-James Press, 2001) ISBN 978-1879505629
Orlebar J – Digital Television Production (Hodder Arnold, 2001) ISBN 978-0340763230
Roberts-Breslin J – Making Media: Foundations of Sound and Image Production, 2nd edition (Focal Press, 2007) ISBN 978-0240809076
Rubin M – The Little Digital Video Book, 2nd Edition (Peachpit, 2001) ISBN 978-0321572622
Wells P – Digital Video Editing: A User’s Guide (Crowood, 2007) ISBN 978-1861269522


http://www.bectu.org.uk – BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union) is the trade union representing video production professionals
http://www.firstlightmovies.com – First Light exists to encourage film making amongst young people and has links to Skillset and the UK Film Council
http://www.nt12.orbital.net/bksts/about.asp – BKSTS (British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society) organises events, courses, and new equipment demonstrations)
http://www.shootingpeople.org/account/auth.php – Shooting People, a film making forum