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Editing

Lillian Carter
(@carterlil)
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Hi Group,

Curious in regards to editing.  I can't stop wanting to continue editing.  I know I have to let the film fly on it's own but I see so many moments that could have a different transition, music Que, color adjustment etc..  Anyone experience this?

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Topic starter Posted : February 21, 2021 10:59 am
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Floyd
(@floyd)
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lol, I think this is a curse or blessing depending on how you look at it, that every creator who edits goes through. Yes, I experience it as well. So I have a second or third opinion watch every detail with me to decide when enough is enough. I f you don’t have co-creator, as another editor that you trust to help you decide and reciprocate. Good luck!

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Posted : February 23, 2021 6:11 pm
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 Susy
(@susy)
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@Carterlil @floyd The thing is that filmmaking is a science and an art. There is a scientist inside you that want's to perfect the technical aspects of your film and the artist in you will never be done transforming your creation. I am worked as a graphics designer and I realized I could tweak and tweak forever if it not for the deadline. So Lillian...you are completely normal. One of the subjects I've discussed with some guests on the SBP Podcast! 😀 

At the center of everything we experience is a story. Stories are always evolving. The only beginning and end to a story is the one that is told or the one we perceive.

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Posted : February 23, 2021 8:05 pm
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Lillian Carter
(@carterlil)
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@floyd Thanks for the response Floyd!  How brave do you have to be to have another peer edit your work?

I find it to be more essential than the filming.    The only way I can gage the film is through someone else who is not attached to the film at all.

Pure objectivity.  

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Topic starter Posted : February 25, 2021 12:51 pm
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Lillian Carter
(@carterlil)
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@susy Thanks for the response!  Never thought of myself as a scientist.  Love that analogy!  I use science when I teach dance courses but didn't see the connection in film!   

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Topic starter Posted : February 25, 2021 12:55 pm
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