Editing is an important part of the creative process for any medium, and nowhere is that more obvious than with film. As part of my continual research for reference material, I discovered Film Editing.
It’s a great guide to the “cuts every filmmaker and movie lover must know”, because it’s completely visual: rather than try to describe the cuts with words, it just shows the frames of the cut itself. It sounds ludicrously obvious, but I’ve looked at several other books that didn’t do this.
Why would we be interested in books about film editing? Aside from being nosey, film has a long history in transitions that we happen to think we can learn from. Simple as that, really!