19 August 2013

CUTTING EDGE: THE MAGIC OF MOVIE EDITING

I always call myself a filmmaker, and by that I mean I write, direct and edit, but editing is probably the part I enjoy most as that's when the story really begins to form. Filmmaking is really the art of editing, and I think understanding editing is one of the most important skills of being a good filmmaker.

This documentary is a must watch for anyone with even a small interest in editing. It covers the history of editing from the earliest days of cinema right through to modern digital tools. It features interviews with such legends as Michael Kahn, Walter Murch, Sally Menke, Thelma Schoonmaker, Dede Allen, Conrad Buff, Pietro Scalia, Stephen Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, James Cameron, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, amongst many others.

Essential viewing for all editors.

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