Robert Goodman & Patrick McGrath authors of Editing Digital Video: The Compplete Creative and Technical Guide with CDROM(Digital Video and Audio) (39.95, McGraw Hill)

The first book written to teach anyone how to work more efficiently and tell better stories using any editing system from iMovie to iQ. Whether you're looking for a way to improve your skills or are merely in search of a gift for a relative who wants to "make movies," please join us for a lively discussion about editing, the tools and the future. Arrive with questions for these two experts, who can answer anything from what camera or editing system to buy to how to make your story better.
The authors explain how to use any tool--from iMovie or Premiere to appliances like Casablanca and Screenplay or professional systems such as Avid, Discreet, Media 100--to turn your imagination into results fast. Includes CD-ROM with footage you can use to practice editing!
Robert Goodman is an Emmy-nominated director and award-winning writer/producer whose work has appeared on PBS and in dozens of countries around the world. He's a contributing editor for The Independent Film & Video Monthly. Goodman is an acknowledged expert in digital production who has reviewed nearly every major editing system for Videography, DigitalTV, and Digital Cinema magazines since 1994. He's presented workshops at major film festivals in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and for AIVF, IFP, SMPTE, Women in Film, and the Sony Corporation. Goodman has been profiled on Bravo's Split Screen and is co-producing "Stone Reader," which received the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and a Grand Jury Special Honor - at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival. Patrick J. McGrath is a faculty member at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and an Avid-certified instructor who has taught the art of editing to thousands of students over the past decade. As an independent producer, his recent projects have included commercials, documentaries, and over 70 live concert performances. During his long career as Executive Producer of Bell Atlantic Corporate Television, McGrath produced nearly a thousand programs and won awards in the fields of corporate, media, and education. He has been a professional video editor since its inception.