Many editors know a lot about their craft.
Some editors are really good at talking about it.
One of those editors is Paul Hirsch, ACE. His credits include:
Carrie, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Footloose, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Steel Magnolias, Falling Down, Mission: Impossible, Ray and many others.
His memoir on the craft A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away… is one of the most enjoyable books on film editing I’ve read in a very long time.
In this issue of Cut/daily we'll take a look at three quick lessons from Paul, focused on the art of dealing with others in the filmmaking process; namely the top brass, actors and directors.