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Old January 21st, 2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Hello all. I am just finishing up a feature length film that I will be editing.
I have been doing rough cuts here and there along the way. My question is doeas any body have any advise on how to begin. I know how to edit I have just never editied a project this big before. There are 80 scenes with mullple camera angles.

Would the best approach be to just edit each scene to all the way, do a quick rough of all the scenes and assemble an entire rough and then tighten from there? Logistically what is the best way to take this on.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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Yeah, that's pretty much what I do - rough in each scene first, so you have a basic notiion as to how long the actual movie will be (ie - is there enough footage for a feature, or is it way too short. This can happen even if there's a a lot of footage, because of multiple takes).

It also gives you a feel for the project if you weren't on set, including which actors you're going to need to "protect.".

And by rough in, I mean it can just be master shots. A lot of time, esp when pressed for time, what you edit now will, more than likely, be close to the final edit....

Good luck!
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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You might also consider taking frame grabs and printing them and assembling as a storyboard on a bulletin board. that's what I'd do. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer and trying to get my head around that much footage would cause a mental meltdown.
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