I Think I’m Done Editing

Posted on June 4, 2007

Well, I will be by 10 am tomorrow as that’s when the teacher comes in to lock picture. But when you have your own schedule, it’s hard to finally say, “this is it, the film is done.” Each time I watch Cubicles I find something to tweak or adjust. I’ll be glad to have the picture locked so I know there’s nothing more I can do.

If you’re editing a project, I think it’s a good idea to give yourself deadlines and stick to them. If that’s too hard, find a film festival you really want to enter and use that as your deadline (but within reason – don’t sacrifice the quality of your film to try to make Sundance).

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Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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  1. bscenefilms

    A director never finishes a film. Someone just takes it away from them.

  2. C47

    In this case the Film School. Or, I think Lucas put it, “a film is never finished, just abandoned.”

  3. David Beard

    Well Joey – The footage and edits I’ve seen so far are very impressive, well done! I’m sure ‘the teacher’ is going to be well-impressed with your effort.
    Best of luck with ‘Cubicles’ and all your future projects.
    David Beard – UK

  4. C47

    Thanks for everything David. The music is great.