CHAPTER 15Editing



If editing is done well, it will be largely unnoticed by the viewing audience. Editing is both an art and a science; learning some of the rules will enhance your ability to edit, but using editing to tell well-crafted stories takes practice to learn.

—Kathy Bruner, Producer and Teacher

Editing is the process in which the material that has been shot is blended together to tell an effective and engaging story. However, editing has a much more subtle role to play than a simple piecing-together process. It is the technique of selecting and arranging shots; choosing their order, their duration, and the ways in which they are to be joined together. Editing is where graphics, music, sound effects, and special effects are added ...

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