Richard Marks (Apocalypse now) said on one talk, that by watching a movie you don’t know how good an editor is.
We don’t know how much footage an editor had to work with… or who made a final decision. If we know the original material we could make a better judgment. The reality: is hard to judge an editor by just the finished product.
So, here is a general idea of my work…
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“Editing is a lot about patience and discipline and just bending away at something, turning off the machine and going home at night because you’re frustrated and depressed, and then coming back in the morning to try again” – Thelma Schoonmaker.
“I don’t do match cuts really. That’s a ridiculous thing to say – I do. But we always explore how we can propel a scene, and that’s including dialogue, without doing match cuts. Because the audience is really willing to accept a lot of discontinuity.” – Sally Menke
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Editor with a plus on motion graphics
Editor with a plus on color grading
Editor with a plus on visual effects
Editor with a plus on sound design
“Editing is the creative force of filmic reality”Pudovkin
“Many (editors) have the technique. I don’t think there are quite as many who can make a film purely emotional…”Carol Littleton
“Good editing makes the film look well directed. Great editing makes the film look like it wasn’t directed at all”.Victor Fleming
“I never cut for matches, I cut for impact”Sam O'Steen