Command+Edit Podcast

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Things Editors Wish Directors Would Do While Filming : Cmd+Edit 011

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Command Edit Podcast Episode 11 What Editors Want to say to directors

If you could tell the director to shoot something differently, what would you tell them?

There are many times when editors wish they could travel back in time to when filming was happening and advise the production crew on how they can make the edit go smoothly.

Whether it be "I wish they got a shot of this" or "Could they have cut a second later" or "Could they have gotten this angle instead?", there are many things that would make the editor's life a lot easier...but they often never occur to the director.

Why? Because they're filming as a director, not as an editor. They have a million things to be thinking about while shooting a scene, and not always is "How will this edit together?" one of those.

So educate them! Tell them what you as the editor needs to do your job the best you can and deliver a golden edit.

Here are some common things that we wish directors would keep in mind when on set. And the most important reason for them to do so is not to make you happy, but to make Mr. Future-Director happy when he/she sees their movie come together in the editing room.

Tweet us your own things that you wish directors would do to make the edit better. (@CommandEdit)

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