The Eye is Quicker: Film Editing; Making a Good Film Better


Want to apply some simple and practical work techniques to all that film editing theory?

Here is an authentic how to guide to make you a better editor of film or video. This is the most comprehensive book on the principles, methods and strategies vital to the creative art of film editing and an indispensable guide for screenwriters, directors and, of course, film and video editors.

The information presented in The Eye is Quicker is adaptable to all tools and technologies. This vibrant approach to teaching editing uses dozens of examples from a wide array of films with terrific sequences. Pepperman makes clear what is constant in all great work and gives you all the tips you need to achieve your own greatness.



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Meet The Author

Richard Pepperman has worked in film for a half century. His credits include work as an editor, postproduction supervisor, and consultant on features, documentaries, industrials, music videos, and commercials.

Richard’s film collaborations have been official selections to many international festivals, including: Aspen, Berlin, Cannes, the Hamptons, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), London, Montreal, Munich, Rotterdam, Sitges (Barcelona), Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Toronto.

Richard is the author of The Eye is Quicker: Film Editing; Making a Good Film Better (2004); Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films (2005); Film School: How to Watch DVDs and Learn Everything About Filmmaking (2008); and Illuminations: Memorable Movie Moments (2010), a finalist for the 2011 Best Moving Image Book Award, and selected to the permanent collection of Britain s National Media Museum.