Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
My life needs editing.
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
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.
The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics - the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room.
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.
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.
The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
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.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
I have an adult emotional life and an editing system inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid.
My goal is to strip things down so that you need just the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey. I like editing. I like it very tight.
I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content.
There's editing, and scripts to read and edit, and casting, and all the elements of production that just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor. So there's not a lot of that for me.
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 directed a movie and now, I'm going to do the editing.
I'm a big fan of editing and keeping only the interesting bits in.
If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass, it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
A writer must have all the confidence in the world when writing the first draft and none whatsoever when editing subsequent drafts.
What I don't have in theater is editing.
But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature, of its being able to cut through time with editing.
For me, shooting, editing, and scoring rely on rhythm.
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