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Editing Structure



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How does the whole movie play?

Andrew Blumenthal will  go through choices that balance the events: dropping or repositioning scenes, trimming or opening them up, altering emphasis of what’s being sold, dumping a character. Where are the sinkholes on the way to the finish line? The ‘big picture’ phase is making the material behave for story.

“If direction is the look, editing is the heartbeat.” Jean Luc Goddard.
“Every cut involves a series of decisions that becomes an unconscious checklist.” Robert Swink.
“Borrow from the best. We all do.” David Bretherton.
“See with your ears, hear with your eyes.” Ray Lovejoy
“Power is not a matter of strength, but of timing.” Reggie Jackson.