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Chapter 11 Fixing Editorial Problems


“One of these things just doesn't belong here.”—Esthero



The editing phase of postproduction can be a logistical nightmare. There are hours of footage, multiple shots per scene, and multiple takes per shot. If a single frame of a single take is dropped from a production, the consequences can be disastrous. All of this is compounded greatly by the fact that there will inevitably be multiple “final” cuts per production (it's not uncommon to be faced with an edit titled “NEW final final cut 2” ).

The first part of fixing editorial problems therefore involves ...

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