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What Makes a Good Editor?

Editors Mark Day (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Ken Schretzmann (Toy Story 3), Alan Heim (Network), Mags Arnold (The Look of Love), and Tim Porter (Sherlock) talk to Televisual about the art of their craft.

Says Day, “Patience is one thing you definitely need as an editor and diplomacy obviously. Sometimes you look at something and you think, ‘That’s not a brilliant scene you’ve directed there,’ but you don’t want to say that to a director especially if you don’t know them very well. It’s amazing what you can do to change a scene by re-editing. It can make a bad scene pretty good and a good scene brilliant. But you’ve got to be diplomatic.”

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