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CHAPTER 17

Editing

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INTRODUCTION

It is in the editing room that the most important part of the movie-making process occurs. Lit solely by the dim glow of production monitors, the editor meticulously pieces together the potentially thousands of individual shots to create a sweeping sense of emotion and pacing, and ultimately a story that will move hearts and minds. Running alongside the understanding of the hardware and software is a river of emotions and feelings that may not actually exist in the rough footage, but can be created by how the shots ...

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