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Intuition over Instinct (Rhythm in Editing)

I have recent designed and delivered a film editing workshop based on Karen Pearlman’s book Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit.

I have to admit that it is a new discovery for me to vocalized intuition (intuitive rhythm) in editing. Her concept that “Intuition is not Instinct , it can be learned” is excellent. In the process of designing this workshop, I get a chance to discover how I have acquired my own intuition in editing throughout the years.

Karen Pearlman discusses the role and importance of Intuition over instinct in the creative process here.

You can watch more of Karen Pearlman’s interview on some of the topics regarding understanding rhythm and pace in film editing from AFTRS Screen Culture blog.

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