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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 38

PREPARING TO EDIT

 

Most of the operations described in this chapter are the editor's responsibility, but a director must know postproduction procedures to get the best film from the editing stage. Editing is not just assembly, as the Hitchcock mythology suggests, but more like coaxing a successful performance from an imperfect and incomplete composer's score. This operation requires you to see, listen, adapt, think, and imagine as you try to fulfill something to the best of its emerging potential.

POSTPRODUCTION PERSONNEL

The people who complete the postproduction of a film are the editor and his or her assistants, the composer, the sound editor, and the sound mix engineer.

THE EDITOR'S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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