No wonder Apple';s Final Cut Pro is such a hit with desktop filmmakers:It combines powerful video-editing and special-effects software with anaffordable price tag. If you have the software, learn to use it like a pro. Film editors, production professionals, and students alike will findEditing Techniques with Final Cut Pro an invaluable resource, thanksto its practical and efficient cinematic strategies for working with FinalCut Pro and other tools.

Author Michael Wohl is a professional film editor and was one ofthe original designers of Final Cut Pro. In Editing Techniques withFinal Cut Pro, he takes a unique approach, blending hands-on productiontips with professional strategy and artistic techniques. Wohl talked to anall-star lineup of top film editors (see the list below) while writing thebook; each chapter ends with an interview with a seasoned industry insider.From guidelines on editing to suggestions for improving work flow,Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro ventures beyond the basics andteaches you how to edit like a pro.

Editors interviewed in Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro:Brian Berden (Blue Velvet, Natural Born Killers); Curtiss Clayton(Drugstore Cowboy, Made); Hervé Schneid (Delicatessen, TheCity of Lost Children); Steven Mirrione (Swingers, Traffic);Valdís Óskarsdóttir (The Celebration, FindingForrester); Chris Tellefsen (The People vs. Larry Flynt, Flirtingwith Disaster); John Wilson (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & HerLover, Billy Elliot); Paul Hirsch (Star Wars, MissionImpossible); Walter Murch (American Graffiti, Apocalypse Now, TheEnglish Patient)

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