A Heap of Editing Advice

Robert Hogan passes along some great editing advice as he works on his film Los Tres Cabrones:

Make the hard sacrifices to keep it short. Just because a scene is pretty doesn’t mean you should spend five minutes on a scene that could achieve the same impact in two minutes.

If your shot contains action that exits the frame, do not linger on it, even for a couple frames. Don’t give the audience a chance to think about when the cut is going to occur.

There’s more at Adventures in Storytelling: On Editing.

  1. Thanks for the mention and the link. If anyone else has some helpful advice they would like to add feel free to leave a comment here or on my blog.
    This is a great sight you’re running here.


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