You have to edit the material. That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating in relation to the material. Not all minds are the same. Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice. The selection of the subject, the shooting, editing and length are all aspects of choice.
~Frederick Wiseman, American Documentary Filmmaker
There’s one final but important step to refining our stories.
For many of us, this step can be excruciating. I’m not a Type A personality. I prefer forward motion and broad strokes to nitpicking and clarifying.
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