While editing dialogue is a vital skill in filmmaking, it can be argued that editing action is even more important. After all, what separates a movie from a radio play is its visuals. It’s the responsibility of the editor to drive the story forward with every image, often working at odds with the dialog to produce irony.
In this introduction to the concepts of editing action we focus on the six essential questions of clarity, the art of good pacing, and cause and effect.
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