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Make the Cut by Diana Friedberg, Lori Coleman

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Chapter 1

On Your Way

The moment you cross the threshold of a cutting room, you enter the magical film world of storytelling. It is the last frontier where the original script can be reconceived and reconciled with the film that has been shot. It is the room in which the final rewrite occurs. The editing process provides countless hours of creativity and personal satisfaction to the editor and the editing crew.

To become an editor, you first have to be an assistant. American Cinema Editors (ACE) offers an internship program that is designed to train interns to become consummate assistant editors. The mission statement for the internship is:

On a social level, you will cultivate a relationship with your Editor, and an entire postproduction and ...

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