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Avid ScriptSync Helps ‘The Nice Guys’ Editor Find the Funny

The Nice Guys editor Joel Negron talks to Film Merit about cutting Shane Black’s ’70s-set raucous buddy cop comedy.

“When the footage started to roll in and you see the chemistry between [Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe], it almost becomes its own entity that you hand nurture during the edit,” says Negron. “In the Avid there’s a program called ScriptSync and we make sure to have every single line of dialogue whether it’s ad-libs or alternate takes in script form. It allows us to comb through each version to look for patterns that are working. Once you get one going and it feels good and it feels right, you go with it and it evolves from there.”