This morning was about an introduction to post-production workflow. That turned into a debate on how much to charge, how long to estimate a job could take, and the relevance of understanding the technology of post.
For a 90 minute low-budget feature where the editing starts after principal photography, the first two weeks are about getting to a first cut. The rest of the time is a debate with the director about how to make each successive cut better. Shot selection won’t change. Most performance selections will happen in the first couple of versions. The rest of the debate is about story strcuture and reordering scenes and reducing running time.
The last re-write! How many editing courses feature screenwriting structure…?