Your story is going to come alive in the edit. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your footage cut into a powerful scene
But some of your favorite scenes are going to go away. It's unfortunate, but it's the nature of the beast. Embrace it.
I've worked with exceptional editors. Together we've deleted scenes. Revived them. Fell in love with them again and trashed them again. It was all to serve the greater good; the story.
Editing a documentary is exciting, collaborative, time-consuming and really expensive. I have a proven strategy to prepare for an edit. And I have hard-earned experience in giving practical and provocative notes.
The view from the director's chair.
Some still frames from the cutting room