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Out of Order: Storytelling Techniques for Video and Cinema Editors by Ross Hockrow

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Chapter 7. The Editing Process

Now that you know how to think about editing, it’s time to learn the process. Let me say up-front that the process I’ve developed over the years is geared more toward unscripted films. However, this process has its place in scripted films, although you may skip a few parts of the process covered here in this chapter. The end goal remains the same. In the editing process, the major difference between scripted and unscripted projects is that you know the order of the narrative (or at least have a base to work from) with a script. With unscripted, you’re basically “scripting” the story while you edit.

When the tasks hamper your creativity, you’re severely hindering your final film’s potential.

The editing process is ...

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