Covering Outside the Lines: Hans Fenger and the Langley Schools
In the collaborative expression of television, it is difficult to single out one individual or stage of production as being a more valuable role or link in the creative chain. Although the cut is the most basic visual transition, Fortenberry considers it the primary technique in his style: Graceland: The African Concert reflects Fortenberry's editing personality. While it is used often with musical performances, Fortenberry felt the technique did not fit Simon's African concerts: With virtually every performer and production there are usually some special, if not unusual, considerations during the shoot which carry over into post-production. Along with the producer, the director is key in coordinating and overseeing activities in a television production art world. A major part of the editor's role is to work closely with the director, and in performance pieces such as concerts, the artist as well.