(From Studio Daily.com)
What makes a good editor is difficult to describe.
Is it knowing how to tell a story?
Yes, that is a big part of it.
That is a small but necessary part.
Being a good politician? Arbiter? Therapist?
Yes, yes and most definitely yes.
But how does one learn to become a good editor and then establish a career as such?
Feature film editor BILLY WEBER, reality TV editor GLENN MORGAN, trailers editor CAROL STREIT and jack-of-all trades editor TERRY CURREN sat down to discuss their career paths, the lessons they've learned in decades of cutting, the skills required, what they dislike about the job and how this is all changing in the digital world.
Check out these links below.
Tales Of Four Editors
Four seasoned editors with diverse backgrounds talk about how they became an editor, the craft of editing and all the things they learned on the job that really have nothing to do with editing but are crucial to the job of an editor. Hear the determined and serendipitous paths these editors took to become editors of features, commercials, trailers and reality television.
Lessons And Advice From Top Editors
Four seasoned editors with diverse backgrounds talk about the craft of editing and how it has changed since they got in the business. They discuss the lessons they've learned in decades of work and offer bits of wisdom not found in any film school or editing manual on how they forged their careers.