Finally Your Filmmaking
Dilemmas Will Be Answered
Fabrizio's Debut Book is now Available!
What's included in the Book?
More than 200 Illustrations and Shooting plans
Some of the cool stuff you'll learn or jog your memory about
- How to make the perfect cut
- How to break the “180-Degree rule”
- How to master the “Triangle principle”
- How to cover a three-actor dialogue scene
- How to turn a script upside down in the editing room
Section 1: Editing & Filmmaking are Storytelling
Screenwriters, film-makers and editors strive every day
to find new, creative ways to unfold and disclose
the narrative of a story.
This magic process that triggers our emotions
and keeps us engaged when watching a movie,
is called storytelling.
Section 2: Film Editing to the Rescue
Section 3: Key Elements of Film Dialogue
Section 4: Film-making Basic Tools
Each craft has a basic body of rules and principles
which help the craftsman understand what they're
doing throughout the creative process.
The same goes with film-making. Our craft requires
each professional to grasp the basics of any
other film department.
Section 5: Dialogue (Two Players/Actors)
Section 6: Line of interest vs Line of action
One of the most controversial topic in
film-making gets finally broken down to
Draw an imaginary line between two or more
actors, place your camera on one side of the line
and stick to it. Is it really that simple?
Section 7: Dialogue (Three Players/Actors)
There have been many different approaches
developed over the years to cover
and edit these types of scenes.
We'll look at those most used by
some of the Hollywood's most
popular directors and editors.
Section 8: Cut on Action vs Cut after the movement
Section 9: Match cut
Section 10: Jump cut
Section 11: Ellipsis
Section 12: Impact cut vs Thematic cut
Section 13: "J" and "L" cut
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fabrizio Gammardella is a multi-award-winning film editor and animation director.
He has worked as an editor in London for many years, cutting projects for a variety of blue-chip companies and private clients.
Some of his work features popular film actors Harry Kirton (Peaky Blinders), Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls), Paul Brennen (Alien 3) and actresses Caitlin Fitzgerald (Master of Sex), Stephanie Beacham (Dynasty), Victoria Yeates (Fantastic Beasts).
"Whether you are someone with a big dream, trying to break into the film industry,
already working in the field and looking to move up the ladder, or an experienced filmmaker updating your knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides the invaluable knowledge of the storytelling, filmmaking and editing principles required to shoot a film and put it together in the editing room."
"It's like a crash course in