If you have been living under a rock you may have missed the many, many editing tips from Sven Pape on his YouTube channel This Guy Edits.
Never fear, you can catch up with his tutorials on editing as he cuts a movie due for release very soon.
After the rough cut, a film editor will face a set of director notes. This film editing tutorial shows how to address them and refine the edit.
Director Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has been out of the country for the past six weeks, so I uploaded updated cuts to him on a weekly basis. We met as soon as he came back to Los Angeles and had a loose discussion about the cut. He pointed out scenes he particulary loved and scene that he thought to be problematic.
My goal now is to address some of those big picture editing notes before we meet again and watch the entire two hour rough cut together and make extensive notes.
In this tutorial I will recut a scene where some of the performance where lacking.