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Make the Cut by Diana Friedberg, Lori Coleman

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Chapter 9

First Day Observations in the Editing Room

The ACE Internship Program selects interns and gives them the chance to observe the daily routines of an assistant editor. This is an opportunity to see firsthand the inner machinations of the assistant’s tasks and how he juggles the work flow and problems that arise during the course of the day. Each show is at a different stage of postproduction, and even though everyone’s daily experience is quite different, there is a commonality of work flow in every venue. We asked a few interns to write down and share their experiences, and what follows are excerpts from their first day’s journal entries and a peek into the doors that were opened for them.

9.1 A Day on Episodic Television

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