4 Editing Picture to Lock
Beginning the Edit
On larger projects, the edit can and should begin as soon as there are dailies sunc and organized into bins. New footage can be integrated into the edit as it becomes available. Different editors have different ways of working, but for the most part, editors like to “string out” the footage, bringing all of the best takes into the edit more or less in order. This very long edit is tightened over and over, bringing the scene and the entire project into a shorter and better-developed edit with each tightening.
It’s entirely possible to have a very basic edit ready by the end of production. This is one reason why most large projects employ several assistant editors. It is usually their job to sync, log, ...