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by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Thursday, July 27, 2017, 14:36 (1593 days ago) @ Cody Miller

When you’re editing a film, do you write new scenes and demand they get filmed else the film will fail?


YES! Maybe not demand, but suggest after careful consideration. This happens all the time. Even if it as simple adding dialogue in ADR or getting insert shots. And yes, sometimes totally new scenes.


That's good, but most of the time don't you use the material that you've got and make something good out of that? And sometimes is the ideal scene needed not possible or practical? Don't you have to get CREATIVE with the material in hand?


Yes, that's a given.

But shooting a film is very different from making a game. Bungie doesn't HAVE to get creative with what they have when they are creating it all from scratch on their computers. They can 'have' whatever they want. The only issue is creative foresight, having skilled craftsmen / artists / designers on hand, and budget. To an extent this is true in film as well. This is why often the editor looks over the script in preproduction to look for issues. This is how an acquaintance of mine got to cut John Wick 2. In the interview he told the director about potential story problems. They realized he was right, hired him, and changed the script. And that movie kicks ass.


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