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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 40

EDITING PRINCIPLES

 

THE ROUGH CUT VIEWING

The cut following the first assembly is called the rough cut. Here the full range of material is deployed toward goals decided from seeing the assembly. No sequence is yet fine-tuned, but the editor tries to make each sequence occupy its right place and be dramatically successful.

The scrutiny you give this new cut is similar to the previous versions, and it remains important to deal with the large-scale dimensions first:

  • Is there adequate, too little, or too much expository detail?
  • Is exposition integrated with the action or does the film pause to inform the audience?
  • What exposition, if excised, could the audience still infer?
  • What exposition could be delayed (always better to make the ...

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