The Fundamental Laws of Shot Selection

by Paddy Bird on
May 13, 2022

One of the biggest things that gets skipped over in the early stages of the creative editing process is around selecting what will be pulled out of the raw footage for a rough cut and what will be left on the cutting room floor.

There are a huge array of psychological, behavioural, action and dialogue based considerations we need to go through in order to get the best elements onto the timeline.

In this week's episode of Once Upon a timeline Paddy breaks down all of these factors in detail and provides editors with a useful exercise to do in order to squeeze every last bit of high end content out of the raw footage.

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