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A Look Behind the Scenes of “Joker” with Editor Jeff Groth (Frame.io)

"Getting the tone and arc right was as much of a chess game as anything I’ve ever worked on in terms of how one thing would affect another."

Editor Jeff Groth working on ‘Joker.’

“The whole experience was an intricate puzzle, unlike any Groth had worked on before. ‘Getting the tone and arc right was as much of a chess game as anything I’ve ever worked on in terms of how one thing would affect another. We had the opportunity to make this great move, but we always had to check if our editing decisions put other parts of the story in jeopardy.'” – Source: Frame.io

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

Editor Jeff Groth received the script for Joker a year before shooting even began, giving him plenty of time to prepare for cutting the film. “If I’m looking for anything, I’m looking for things that we might not need,” Groth says about reading the script. “But for the most part I don’t want to stop anybody from shooting something, because, of course, I’d like all the footage that I can get to ultimately put the pieces together.”

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