Just a tidbit: Since 1981, movies that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture often also won the award for Best Editing. No matter how well a scene is shot, acted, or directed; without editing, it won’t amount to much. Editing determines the rhythm and pacing of a scene. How music will engage the story. The impact of a particular line of dialogue. It keeps a scene moving. The truth is, many movies have been saved or destroyed in post-production.
Now that I think of it, we could all use more editing:
– In our conversations.
– When we pitch projects.
– When we design our resume.
– When we think about our future.
– When we’re confronted with the distractions of living.
– When we start talking too much and try to dominate a meeting.
– When we lead a team.
Editing is the “sky-view” of all the elements of our lives. It’s the bigger picture that keeps our lives in balance. Without it, we’d drone on about everything. We’d be self-centered. We wouldn’t make much sense.
Editing. It’s not just for filmmakers. It’s for everyone.
When was the last time you needed a little editing in your life?