Film Background Basics

Before you use Cinema Tools to edit your film, it’s helpful to have a general understanding of a few film properties and be familiar with the traditional film editing method. This appendix provides basic background information about film and how it is edited, both traditionally and digitally.

Most of this information is very general and is not intended to be a complete guide (or the final word) on the film process. There are a wide variety of resources that can provide detailed information on the subject.