Contributed By Glen Berry
Leave Out the Unnecessary
Don't Think too Much
Start Late and End Early
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One of the harder parts of editing is choosing to leave things out. Just because you have the footage doesn't mean you have to use it.
Intuitive editing often leads to the best decisions. Agonizing over every single option and possibility will destroy perspective.
You can tighten the edit a great deal by cutting stale footage at the heads and tails of a shot to keep the story moving along. Hold on your moments - cut everything else to a smart clip.