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Mastering Multi-Camera Techniques by Mitch Jacobson

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CUTTING TECHNIQUES AND STYLES

Editors really shouldn't have a style, a style of their own. The style of the finished product should come from the footage.

Tim Squyres, feature film editor

The story is usually written three times: on the page, on the stage, and then one more time—in editing.

Cutting is a technical and personal process. No two cuts are alike. Every editor has his or her own way of tackling a job.

Thom Zimney, producer/editor, The Wire and Bruce Springsteen (various concerts and documentaries): My interest in the cutting always comes from the storytelling. I'm not of an MTV school where I'm attached to the beat. It's much more interesting ...

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