Brando recognition

When is a good actor not a good actor?   A weird thing sometimes happens when two or more people sit down in a cutting room and look through takes. They will agree on which take has the smoothest camera move or focus pull, there’ll be little disagreement about whether the shoot looks better with … Continue reading

Stanislavski for the Steenbeck

Acting for the edit ☛ One of the things I love about editing is the sense of being a craftsman. You may not physically handle the material, but the set of rushes for each film feels like it has its own texture. It might be pliant, allowing you to cut it in any way you … Continue reading

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