June 23, 2016 at 9:04AM
Editing my Short Film = Paralysis
Over the winter break I wrote my first short film script and directed it in May! We had a blast making it and I believe we got some really funny and amazing stuff! The only problem is I have about 40-60 minutes worth of coverage for each scene, and since this is the first time I'm editing my own narrative stuff (I edit corporate video by day), I'm feeling extremely paralyzed/anxious about it. I want to do justice to the performances and writing by cutting the best possible version of it.
Any go-to tips you guys follow when editing your scenes? Any special workflows or processes you follow to make cutting a scene more manageable? Feeling a bit overwhelmed so any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks!