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Music Editing for Film and Television by Steven Saltzman

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Chapter 8

Working with a Picture Editor

 

 

8.1 THE EDITOR—STEERING THE SHIP!

The picture editor, sometimes referred to as the video editor or film editor, is a key player as the postproduction develops on any film or television project. Whether the project is low-budget or high-budget, the editor is often the main guiding factor both creatively and technically. While the editor is often considered a team player with the director, he or she is the one who shapes the film and helps realize the director’s vision and dream of their project. The art of storytelling with picture and sound should never be underestimated, and the musical elements of the soundtrack are intended to support, enhance, and shape the storytelling of the picture. This being ...

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