So many times, I have watched a scene or film edited by a new editor, and end up thinking, “Yes, pretty good. It’s all there, but could we elevate the emotional experience? How could we laugh more, or cry harder, or be more surprised? Have we done everything possible to heighten each moment?” Have we infused enough subjectivity (watching events unfold through the eye of your main character), or have we approached the scene with a more objective view? Have we culled the dailies for every tidbit of emotion? Have we infused every moment-to-moment to tell the story as it reads on the page as well as the unwritten story?