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The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories for Film, TV, and the Web by Norman Hollyn

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Chapter Seven. Editing

Editing
 

The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.

 
 --FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA

I love being on the shooting stage—there is a creative energy there that exists nowhere else. This is where the film starts coming together! But, then, when the material comes into the editing I always disagree with myself: No, this is where it starts coming together! The task of assembling varying shots in sequence is what differentiates film from photography, theatre, painting, and the other visual arts.

Of course, ...

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