chapter  11
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Luckily, there are myriad tools and strategies at your disposal to

help you and your editor become partners in storytelling rather than

scavengers hunting for missing shots.

I consider 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. As

producer, I’m the team manager, so I have to keep the big picture in

mind-deadlines, budgets, personalities, and why we’re doing this

story. But I need to let the editor bring something new to the creative

process. An editor often brings a dose of reality to the story develop-

ment process. They will say that a particular shot is just not working.

Whereas we producers can often fall in love with a shot because we

know just how much effort it took to make it happen.