There’s an idea that’s been floating around the editing world for a long, long time. It’s usually dropped on younger editors who are just starting out, or other storytellers who want to move forward creatively and just kind of feel stuck.
It usually goes something like this: “You can’t teach editing. Creative editing can’t be taught. You’ve either got it or you don’t.”
If you’ve ever had to hear that, I’m sorry. And I’m here to tell you that it’s a lie.
Just. Plain. Wrong.