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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing
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Everyone has been telling me to get this book and read it. They kept saying, "Get the Walter Murch book." "Have you read the Walter Murch book?"

So I did.

They were right.

If you are in any way interested in how movie editing is done, buy this Walter Murch book.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I found out that Walter enjoyed playing with an audio tape recorder as a child. So did I.
I used to make tapes of songs and comedy bits with my first tape recorder. I'd spend hours with the record player and tape recorder.

It would sound something like this:

I'd say, "So Dick Nixon how do you feel?"

Then I played The Beatles, "I'm a loser."

I thought it was great.
Murch suggestes that what you enjoyed doing when you were between the ages 9 and 11 is what you should be doing now.

Looking back on it, my interest in editing audio, at an early age, lead me into a career in radio production and now into video production.

Cut, Print, That's a wrap!

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