30 Sequences Edited_KINGPIN

July 25, 2011

As of last Saturday, a little over 30 sequences of KINGPIN, Asiong Salonga story remake, Tikoy’ comeback film have been edited. That’s the first cut edition, or what others call a rough edit. When juxtaposed with other sequences, they are still subject to trimming down, and further editing to make the edit tighter. Having over 24 days of footage [as of this writing] definitely adds to viewing time before edit, lengthening the edit period automatically. With more scenes to shoot, the amount of materials would eventually be like editing two films. Most of the major action scenes are edited…a few minor ones remains. Dialogue scenes are faster to cut but requires more thinking as to where the best possible cut should be, especially if there is dramatic action going on. Emotion has to be timed. Pacing is quite important. In action editing, it is more of physical cutting of the images, though of course, we can do jump cutting of shots too. When two camera set ups are there, editing takes longer time because viewing of materials doubles. That’s the difference between editing using celluloid as materials. The expensive cost of film limits the coverage. Use of cards spoils a filmmaker as I have noticed. They indulge…nevertheless, it is more challenging for a film editor to be faced with tons of footage, and even more challenging when continuity problems are there. Yung nga lang nakakainis din because they waste our time as much as they have wasted their time, effort and production costs while shooting because of simple neglect. Continuity is quite important…the work of the one responsible for it should not be taken for granted.

And the film editor’s role is as important as anyone in the production team, one of the most important in fact. Film editors can make or break a film… when given footage with continuity problems, we turn out to be surgeons at times. Ha hay!!! Anyway, I intend to edit overnight tomorrow…

By the way, google yielded what it says to be the  photo of the real Asiong Salonga. For materials on movies earlier made about him starting from Joseph Estrada to Jeorge Estregan Jr. [who is doing the fourth remake now but with a story based on AS story, and quite unlike the earlier movies,] and headline news about his death, please click OCTOBER 7, 1951: \”ASIONG SALONGA,\” TONDO\’S No.1 TOUGHIE, SHOT DEAD

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