Here’s slew of scenes from Venice Beach that I’ve edited together in no particular order. My only editing “rule” here was to keep each clip at maximum 1:00 second.
It’s surprising how long a second can be. If you ask me, one of the keys to really good editing is being able to identify and highlight the essential story in each scene. The expression, “kill your darlings” is a mantra I try to be mindful of in all my creative work. Shaving off excess “fat” takes courage and time and you’re either the brutal butcher and do it all at once – or, the slow torturer that takes painfully long time to drill down and cut away stuff that doesn’t add anything visually or drive the story forward.