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: Creative Collaboration in the Edit Process
When Baz Luhrmann shot the epic film Australia, he also put together a series of video documentaries on the process of making the film. All ten of the videos are available
as free downloads on the Apple iTunes site. The series, called Set to Screen, is a superb walk-through from original concept, through location, production, sound and costume design, to shooting, to editing and music.
Baz Luhrmann on editing: “The real act of making the movie happens when you bring together all those disparate pieces: the film; how you will use music; the sound; how you will structure it; how scenes you absolutely thought would work, don’t; how scenes that don’t, absolutely do work.”
And Australia editor Mike McCusker: “An editor, in the best case scenario, has the potential to be part of almost a writing collaboration.” He calls it a “creative collaboration.”