CHAPTER 11

EDITING WORKFLOW STRATEGIES

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Andy Collins

EDITORS ARE STORYTELLERS. AND there’s nothing worse for an editor than to receive a drive of mystery footage with no clues as to what story lies within. When real people play a role in a story, scenes are not typically precisely storyboarded. So building the story can bring some special challenges to the traditional production-to-post workflow. It’s critical that you plan to communicate early on with your post-production team and use every tool at your disposal to ensure a smooth transition to post-production. As Sheila Curran Bernard says so pithily in her book Documentary Storytelling (2015): ...

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