on 12 February 2007
Summary: a great book to learn how to edit different types of scenes the right way and also Final Cut Pro techniques.
Reviewer: an editor to be in Berkshire, UK
If you want to know how to edit a film by doing the right job for different types of scenes (i.e. dialogue, car chase, fight, complex dialogues with action etc...), this is definitely a good book. Michael Wohl certainly knows what he is talking about and teaches you what not to do to avoid losing your audience. He leads you using a nice informal style and gives you lots of tips. Through this you learn editing techniques with Final Cut Pro, i.e. different ways of doing a split edit etc...
The footage used for the exercises is very good quality, the tutorials are well designed.