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#1 Laksh

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 05:35 AM

Hi there,

 

I have a project where the director has literally supervised editing according to screenplay he had in mind and the editor who has done cut copy paste. Who do we attribute the editing credits to? 

 

I also would like to know where a director stops and editor begins in the editing process normally in your experience and what would be considered a fair attribution of credits in many plausible scenarios.

 

 

Much appreciate :)


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

Umm, on most shows I've worked on, the director oversee's the post production process from start to finish. The editor gives their creative input, but generally it's the director who tells them what to do.

The "editor" today is the person who uses the machine.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

Credits are at the producer's discretion based on contracts and deal memos.

If a person was hired as the editor, no matter how much control the director has exerted, as is their prerogative, they should get their credit unless they don't want it because they feel that they only acted as an assistant editor and feel the director was the editor as well (I'm assuming this is a non-union production where job titles are more flexible.)

Directors direct, that's their job.
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#4 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:07 PM

Very thin ice.. there was a case in the UK  where the dir operated the camera on a commercial.. but the DoP had lit the whole thing with no input for the dir... decided the shots.. then the dir calmed to be the DoP and won an award !!..   the DoP heard about it.. complained and got the award for himself.. someone might want there name taken off a credit .. but the dir is the dir.. editor is the editor etc.. 


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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:09 PM

Umm, on most shows I've worked on, the director oversee's the post production process from start to finish. The editor gives their creative input, but generally it's the director who tells them what to do.

The "editor" today is the person who uses the machine.

 

Although, it can be the case in TV drama where the producers have the final say and the director has much less control, so they could be off shooting another episode on some productions.    


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#6 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:03 PM

 

Although, it can be the case in TV drama where the producers have the final say and the director has much less control, so they could be off shooting another episode on some productions.    

 Yea, with TV the producer is sitting in with you. Either way, you aren't the "creative" which is too bad. 


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