My life needs editing.
Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed. It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage, most of my early films are flawed in the cutting
A writer must have all the confidence in the world when writing the first draft and none whatsoever when editing subsequent drafts.
Sound and Visual Effects and Editing are sometimes referred to as technical awards. They're not technical awards. They're given for artistic decisions. And sometimes we make them better than others, and I guess we made a couple of good ones on this one.
If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid.
I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command.
I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.
I feel there's so much still to learn about acting. But there is some magic in the capturing of performance and in the process of editing a performance. The psychology of human beings and what's coming through the face... that fascinates me.
What I don't have in theater is editing.
I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
Whether the flower looks better in the nosegay than in the meadow where it grew and we had to wet our feet to get it! Is the scholastic air any advantage?
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
I love the auditioning process. I love working with the technical guys. I absolutely love the editing room. That was completely fascinating to me, working with an editor in crafting the thing into something you had in your head.
We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.
You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice.
I'm a big fan of editing and keeping only the interesting bits in.
Editing is the most companionable form of education.
After university, I got a job sub-editing and for years I was a literary editor.
I worked at all kinds of jobs, mostly commercial editing.
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