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Directing the Documentary, 5th Edition by Michael Rabiger

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Chapter 14Editing: The Process of Refinement

Editing techniques are hard to grasp from a book, but you can learn about them from films you admire. Work out for yourself how they suggest eyes, ears, and intelligence working together as they dig for subtextual meanings. At the beginning of Chapter 34, Editing: Refinements and Structural Problems, there is an important analogy linking editing to the way human consciousness works. It’s in the advanced editing section because you’ll probably prefer to make your own editing discoveries first.

ifig0003.jpg Lay bare your favorite documentary’s techniques using Project 1-AP-6 Analyze Editing and Content and Project ...

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