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Make the Cut by Diana Friedberg, Lori Coleman

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Chapter 11

Personality

There are careers that have definitive road maps that help chart your journey to success. You take X many years for study, pass X amount of exams, and begin your career in an entry-level position. Getting into the world of film editing is not quite as defined. There are no tests, no formal sets of requirements, and no guarantees that you will be promoted.

Your path to success includes two complementary attributes. The first is your array of honed technical skills, and the second is an engaging personality. Both assistant editors and editors must run the room with a quiet confidence, take notes graciously, and remain loyal, cheerful, and passionate. As you begin your career, you need to iron out any personality quirks or ...

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