Editing

Prioritizing Story, or Why You Should Kill Your Darlings in the Edit

When I set out to shoot my thesis film Ripples, we had a 14 page script. I told everyone the final film would be, “slow, probably closer to 20 minutes.” The assembly cut was 19 minutes long. The final cut is exactly eight minutes. And that’s with credits.

Prioritizing Story, or Why You Should Kill Your Darlings in the Edit

The Single Best Video on Film Editing I've Ever Seen

For the past four years, I have been blogging about the process of making films, curating and sharing the most useful videos I could find. This one is, quite unequivocally, the single best I've seen on the topic of film editing.

The Single Best Video on Film Editing I've Ever Seen

A Simple Editing Trick to Inject Drama Into Your Films

Film editing is, by its very nature, a study in manipulation. On a surface level, we manipulate the order of events unfolding on screen. We have the ability to choose what a character says or doesn't say simply by including or excluding certain pieces of media from our timelines.

A Simple Editing Trick to Inject Drama Into Your Films