How an Editor works with a Director

Tom Cross ACE discusses the complexity of editor director relationships

The director-editor relationship can decide whether a movie becomes a cinema classic or a flop. A creatively stimulating and productive relationship is a gift that bears much fruit, which is why some director and editor collaborations continue throughout several films. So what does this relationship look like?

In The Art & Technique of Film Editing course, Oscar-winning editor Tom Cross describes the director-editor relationship he’s had with Damien Chazelle. They’ve worked together on films such as Whiplash, La La Land, and First Man, all of which were very successful films. But according to Tom, it’s in the editing process that the director can realize the original vision.

Read the full article at CineD: The Director-Editor Relationship – With Oscar-Winning Editor Tom Cross

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