With sound becoming more important in cinema exhibition and DVD release, this book offers user-friendly knowledge and stimulating exercises to help compose a story, develop characters and create emotion through skilful creation of the sound track. Psychoacoustics, music theory, voice study and analysis of well-known films expand perception, imagination and the musical skills of the reader.
This groundbreaking book takes the reader behind the closed doors of the editing room where Sam O’Steen along with some of the world’s top directors controlled the fate of many legendary films. Editors don’t usually sit on movie sets, but Sam was there through the entire shoot and his editing tales are spiced with juicy anecdotes about exotic locations and colorful producers, directors, and stars.
The book shares his editing tales spiced with juicy anecdotes about exotic locations, colorful producers, dynamic directors and Hollywood’s biggest stars such as Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman and Liz Taylor. As told to Bobbie O’Steen (Sam’s wife and assistant editor), who works in New York as a successful writer and editor.