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Directors Tell the Story, 2nd Edition by Mary Lou Belli, Bethany Rooney

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Chapter 14

Working with the Editor

During postproduction, you get to reinterpret the script when you work with the editor. This is an opportunity to tell your story in a new, fresh, and possibly better way than you originally conceived it. The important thing to remember is that the editor is trying to make you look good by putting together the best episode possible from the footage you have shot. He has no preconceived notions but is simply dealing with putting the pieces of the story together. The editor, aided by his assistants, has done a lot of work before you ever see his initial cut, which is called the editor’s assembly.

BEFORE YOUR CUT: THE EDITOR’S ASSEMBLY

Although technology changes the medium on which the picture is recorded (tape, ...

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