The film editor works with the raw footage, selecting shots and combining them into sequences to create a finished motion picture.
On its most fundamental level, film editing is the art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent sequence.
The job of an editor isnt simply to mechanically put pieces of a film together.. A film editor must creatively work with the layers of images, story, dialogue, music, pacing, as well as the actors' performances to effectively "re-imagine" and even rewrite the film to craft a cohesive whole. Editors usually play a dynamic role in the making of a film.
Film editing is often referred to as the "invisible art" because when it is well-practiced, the viewer can become so engaged that he or she is not even aware of the editor's work.
At Morgan&Preston we have carefully selected editors with over 10 years of experience. We feel that this is the minimum requirement for such a role. An editor need not be a writer, but he or she must know story structure; he need not be a cameraman, but he must understand pictorial composition and the compatibility of angles; he need not be a director, but he must feel the actors performances and the dramatic or comedy pacing as surely as the director.
We can carry out editing on NLE running on both Mac and Windows systems. Our nonlinear editing platform is Adobe Premiere currently at its 8.0 incarnation. We found the Adobe Suite the perfect tool for our Clients as it allows lossless communication between all the post-production steps including VFX, color grading and sound.
The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications.