ENTER THE EDIT: ACTIVATING FEELINGS OF IMMEDIACY AND INTIMACY WITH A FILM

 Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr in  BEST OF ENEMIES , a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr in BEST OF ENEMIES, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

This is the fifth (and last!) in a series of posts on POV’s Documentary Blog about the regrettably underappreciated process and craft of documentary editing with our guide, 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow Eileen Meyer. Catch up on earlier conversations with Meyer.

Coffee. Meditation. Mentorship. Slow-cooking. Aaron Wickenden, ACE (Best of EnemiesThe Trials of Muhammad Ali, Finding Vivian Maier, The Interrupters) talks about those things and more in his fascinating conversation with Eileen Meyer (current KSFEF Fellow, co-editor of Best of Enemies) as part of her blog series at PBS's POV website.

Aaron says, "The goal of all films I love is to use these collected relics to transport the audience towards feelings of immediacy and intimacy with the subject. We want to evoke for the viewer the same feeling you have when you’re in the midst of a deep discussion with your best friend."

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