How to Deal with Too Much Footage

Tips from an Oscar-winning Film Editor

From time to time, I get to edit short videos or corporate films. It’s fun indeed, but not the part where I have to go through 4 hours of footage to choose the tiny pieces I need for a 2-minute video. The tendency to overshoot in these kinds of projects makes the struggle real.

However, even Hollywood filmmakers occasionally get 6-hour scene coverage on their plate. That’s what Oscar-winning editor Tom Cross says in his MZed course “The Art & Technique of Film Editing”. How does he tackle this challenge? Are there any tricks? What are the most effective techniques for selecting clips efficiently? I’m curious to find out, and hopefully – so are you.

Read the full article at CineD - Efficient Editing – How to Make a Decent Clip Selection from Too Much Footage

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