exit editor interviewed
Monday 6th December, 2010
Here's Patrick McCabe, EXIT's editor, interviewed by the AFI as one of Australia's emerging editors.
AFI: What is it about editing that you love? What’s your favourite thing about it?
Patrick McCabe: I think it’s just really remarkable when you see a scene come together and start to work. It’s quite amazing how you can manipulate the footage to get what you want out of it. That’s really rewarding when it works well.
AFI: Can you give us a specific example of that?
Patrick McCabe: Hmm....well, with this feature that I’m working on right now, Exit,the script is really quite dense and the writer was really working to do a lot in every scene. In every scene there are things happening on quite a few different levels, not only in the dialogue and the way the dialogue fits into the overall narrative, but there’s a certain weirdness happening in the background. What we found with a few of the scenes is that when we’ve stripped them back and pulled certain parts out of them, then it kind of distils the parts that are working and allows them to really shine.
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