Editing the Final Product
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Editing the Final Product book
In so many ways, a story is defined by how it is edited. Similar to how ingredients are singular items until a chef merges them into a complete dish, interviews and B-roll mean comparatively little until an editor combines them into a finished report. Editing is the task that ties everything else together, yet it does not necessarily carry the panache of researching a story, writing a script, or appearing on television. This chapter digs into the many ways one can enhance a story with impactful editing, such as utilizing the sequences and moments shot in the field, focusing on audio as much as video, and understanding the importance of rhythm and flow. It includes tips from Forrest Sanders, an award-winning MMJ at WSMV-TV in Nashville.