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‘Selma’ Editor Finds the Story Within the Character’s Faces

Selma editor Spencer Averick talks to The Credits about cutting the intimate and emotional film.

Says Averick, “We like to take our time in a scene. I like to stay on characters faces. It’s all about the face. [Director] Ava [DuVernay] doesn’t shoot a lot of big establishing shots, we like to stay right in on the character, and follow them on a personal level, whether that means staying tight on their face or not cutting away when it would seem sort of intuitively the right thing to do, you stay on the shot. It’s really an indie way of filmmaking.”

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