Degree in documentary cinema. Working as an editor. Producing my own short movies.
What this speaker fails tremendously is to state the percentage of each rule. So when he says: "there really should be only one", he fails to understand that what Murch is stating, is you should go for the cut if it moves the emotion forward and think less about the spatial continuity or raccord.
Here are the percentages for reference:
1 - Emotion - 51%
2 - Story - 23%
3 - Rhytm - 10%
4 - Eye Trace - 7%
5 - The Axis - 5%
6 - 3D Space - 4%
For the sake of editors, I hope this fails. I understand that this is meant to be for amateurs, who don't know how to edit. But if this works well, it's just a matter of time before someone starts investing in thecnology so good it can remove the job of an editor completely. And a machine will never have the human sensibility for when to cut. It may have the knowledge, it may know the rule of six, but it's biggest fault will be the rule number 1. Cut in the rhythm of emotion.
I'm just concerned about the jobs of editors all around.
Please understand that there are some countries where getting a budget is not possible, specially if you're just starting.