The challenges of editing are many and have to be tackled with great care. Some people's interviews are easy to edit on their own, but tricky to fit into a broader story. Other interviews are downright frustrating, but essential to the film. Some interviews present ethical challenges. Some (hopefully most) slide seamlessly into your film.
In this lesson we take a closer look at how much you leave in and take out, what decisions you may be faced with, and how to make those decisions.
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