Editing quote of the day

From Shady Hartshorne:

Some editors look at an empty sequence as a painter looks at a blank canvas, I prefer to view it as a plumber does a leaky toilet.

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11 Thoughts on “Editing quote of the day

  1. Steve Roberts on July 11, 2007 at 3:23 pm said:

    How about “all cuts are bad until they’re invisible”?

    Not as funny, but …

  2. “If you can’t solve it, dissolve it… or dip to black!” Though I personally think that is a last resort!

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  4. If you want it for today, you should have come yesterday.

  5. Excuses are not televised.

  6. Lack of preparation on your part, does not constitute an emergency on my part.

    We got good, fast and cheap. Pick two.

    Bulk erase first, ask questions later.

    He cuts like a surgeon with a machette.

    The difference between subtle and invisible is subtle.

  7. Andrew Birkhead on July 20, 2007 at 6:36 am said:

    It’s better than good… it’s done!

    or my personal fav…

    It’s better than good… it’s approved!

  8. Ruth Neuwald Falcon on August 8, 2007 at 10:46 pm said:

    We’ll fix it in the mix.

  9. “..If you can’t solve it, dissolve it… or dip to black!” Though I personally think that is a last resort!..”

    Well, may be the last resort is to add a white, sort of, film flash of 10 frame duration 😛

  10. Mike Chapman on March 31, 2008 at 12:30 pm said:

    “Let’s approach this as a cracked mosaic!” Spoken by the fellow I learned the craft from at WEWS in Ohio. Never found a better description of editing.

  11. Ahmed Yosry on September 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm said:

    Editing is like your heartbeats it can’t be constant

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