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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, 2nd Edition by John Purcell

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CHAPTER 16

Managing Your Time

 

 

Unlike many kinds of film work, dialogue editing is amazingly unsupervised. If you're editing the music or effects for a television special, or perhaps a documentary, you'll usually be working closely with a client or a supervisor. But if you're cutting dialogue on a feature film, you're mostly left to your own devices. A dialogue job with a lot of work and only a deadline to guide you requires planning and discipline. Otherwise it's easy to fall into a panic.

Ask the Right Questions

Chapter 9 deals with the goals (and politics) of the first screening with the director, editor, and whoever else comes along. As far as you—the dialogue editor—are concerned, this screening must be about the lofty goals and needs ...

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