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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #54

“Editing Will Take a Few Passes”

Why editing is re-editing…more than you think

 

“Nothing will work unless you do.”4

—Maya Angelou

 

The Fuck-Up…

New filmmakers are quick to celebrate after completing a cut of their movie. They feel as though the finish line is in sight and they will soon have a masterpiece to show the world. Although finishing a cut of your film is a great feeling and an incredible accomplishment, you still have plenty of work ahead.

How to Do It Right…

After your assembly, you will, I hope, have many more rounds of editing. Always remember that each cut needs to be better than the last. This is another one of those suggestions that sounds obvious but is not always the case. Some editors simply can’t resist the urge ...

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