EDITING — start with the end …Part 7

When I started at 60 MINUTES, my father, who’d never been quite sure what I did for a living, was trying to explain to friends that I was an editor which ” uuhh means I guess you cut out the bad parts isn’t that it?”

I said, “No, Dad, I select the best parts and put them in order.”

August First I had the first of my workshops for filmmaking. It was test run with four incredibly intelligent women – Meg Zembeck http://parisbymouth.com/and Phyllis Flick http://parisnotebook.wordpress.com/ and Dorie Greenspan http://doriegreenspan.com/ but after three and a half hours we had a glass of champagne and – me? I felt it went well because I learned all over just how much I love filmmaking because it’s about writing, about light, about spatial relationships and communicating.

And a big thank you to my friend Patty Lurie who helped me hash this out. By the way she has an amazing APP based on her book: A Guide to Impressionist Paris. Check it out.


this, by the way, is a Moviola upright.

This is how movies were editied for probably seventy-plus years.

You may see the Stone Age – but I see my youth hunched over that machine


One response to “EDITING — start with the end …Part 7

  1. david, its perfect. love,kisses

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