Jump Cut!

Memoirs of a Pioneer Television Editor


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About the Book

During his 40-year career, the author became one of the industry’s most respected television editors, receiving seven Emmy nominations and winning four of the coveted awards. But it was as a master of the jump cut—an editing style in which a sudden cut from one shot to another is made without a fadeout—that he is most remembered, and the term became his nickname.
Mr. Schneider worked on many of Bob Hope’s shows over the years, but it was for Laugh-In that he fully developed his editing style. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the development of television, from the days when some editing was done with a razor blade and tape to the electronic editing of today. Along the way, Mr. Schneider remembers the stars he worked with, from Gene Kelly to Redd Foxx.

About the Author(s)

The late Arthur Schneider was a television pioneer and a four-time Emmy Award winning television editor. He lived in Port Hueneme, California.

Bibliographic Details

Arthur Schneider
Foreword by George Schlatter
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: photos, index
Copyright Date: 1997
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0345-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “A treasure chest of anecdotes”—TV Technology
  • “Wonderful…the kind of book you would like to read in one sitting”—Cinemeditor
  • “A good read…fascinating”—Motion Pictures Editors Guild Newsletter
  • “Readers get a broader insight into how television’s finished product came into being”—Emmy