28     Editing the image

‘For the average programme-maker, contemplating life before non-linear editing is like asking Jeremy Paxman to abdicate and let News Bunny anchor “Newsnight” – in a word, unthinkable.’


Writing the script is only half the story. Once the shots are back from location they have to be edited, library pictures sought and graphics and captions added. This section deals with editing the image and compiling the report using digital and analogue systems.

Sequence of shots

Editing is an extension of the shooting process. The editor is building on the work of the cameraperson who has compiled a collection of images that will tell the story and contribute to the report. But as we saw in the previous ...

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