Chapter 22
Edward Scissorhands: Editing Your Picture
In This Chapter
• What is film editing?
• The difference between linear and non-linear editing
• The different services provided by film labs
• Understanding the process of editing
• Continuity editing
• The aesthetics of editing
Some filmmakers make their film in the planning, some in the shooting, and some in the editing. Though every filmmaker will approach each stage differently, over the years I have come to realize that I make my film in post-production. Everything before that has simply been a process of collecting raw material for me to edit.
In some ways, editing is like building Frankenstein’s monster—you take all these pieces that you’ve collected and now have to figure out how to put ...

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