Chapter SevenKey Take-Aways for New Editors

  • Sound and Vision are Partners
  • A New Shot Should Contain New Information
  • There Should be a Reason for Every Edit
  • Pacing Has a Purpose
  • Observe the Action Line
  • Select the Appropriate Form of Edit
  • The Better the Edit, the Less it is Noticed
  • Editing is Manipulation
  • Role of the Assistant Editor
  • Editing is Creating

The material in this last chapter will brief you on some of the key guidelines for any edit session. Regardless of the editing fashion of the day, these practices have been around for quite some time, and although they have evolved somewhat over time, they have stayed true to their original intentions. We are looking to provide some basic ideas for you, the new editors, so that you may absorb these ...

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