Chapter 2Cut. Cut. Cut.

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth … not going all the way, and not starting.


The timeline for moving up to editor is hard to define because it is so individual. What follows in this chapter is a breakdown of a suggested path to moving up, while making sure you take care of the job you were hired to do. Remember, your first commitment is to be the best assistant editor, and editing a scene or doing sound work happens only after you have accomplished the tasks the editor and post staff ask of you.

I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.

Walter Cronkite

One of my favorite stories about navigating one’s career comes from Bonnie ...

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