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Make the Cut by Diana Friedberg, Lori Coleman

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Chapter 5

Edit and Distribute the Cut

After all the dailies have been shot, the editor has a certain amount of time to complete his first cut of the edited scenes and make the necessary changes to complete his editor’s cut. The film will be viewed, and there will be certain changes that need to be made and moments that need to be enhanced. He will add stock shots, alter transitions, recut scenes, and decide where music and sound effects should be added, deleted, or volumes adjusted. When the editor’s cut is complete, it is sent to the director first. The assistant is responsible for taking notes, recording temp ADR, downloading music, preparing QuickTimes for the dub stage or music department, ordering the B negative, preserving copies of each ...

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