The Importance of Narrative Ellipsis For Editors

Jun 08, 2020

Written By Parker Mott | Twitter: @parkermott


Martin Scorsese famously said, “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out”. However, narrative ellipsis- the subject of this article- primarily concerns “what’s out”. What filmmakers and editors choose to leave out of their film is equally as important as what they choose to keep. Actually, it may even be more important....

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The Films That Inspired a Master Editor

Jul 03, 2019



Becoming the best editor requires work, knowledge of your tools, experience dealing with others, and hours upon hours of editing. It also requires knowledge of film history, techniques, and tricks, and necessitates having a cinephile knowledge of films. Brian Kates, ACE, Emmy award-winning editor for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and go-to editor for renowned filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell sat down with us during a break in...

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