chapter  4
PLANNING YOUR STORY
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The author considers the editorial process to be a team event. The editor is the team captain, and brings his or her vision and skills to the story. An editor often brings a dose of reality to the story development process. Great editors have a way of re-ordering shots, or pulling in little clips for transitions, that make all the difference in delivering the story in a more meaningful way. The author explains all about the editorial workflow for real-people projects. Transcripts are not optional. They are an invaluable tool for storytelling. And transcripts do not just help in the immediate editing process, but allow for crucial time saved during future re-versioning or captioning. Automated syncing for transcripts and scripts appears to be good news, bad news story. The technology exists for voice recognition and syncing of matching printed text. But the economic incentive for integrating this with editing software does not seem to be keeping pace.