[STYLZ] “Well for editors just starting, I think it best they focus on the art of editing as oppoosed to the frustrating pitfalls”
You know the saying “that which does not kill you makes you stronger”? It’s kind of like that. You do have a point, but look at it this way. When you edit only perfectly shot and exposed footage, even as a first time student editor, you learn very robotic ways of editing. The ‘art’ of editing is to find creative ways around continuity mistakes, not blindly edit the way Zettel or Millerson tells you to edit. Learning to think on your feet, 2 shots ahead IS the art to editing. Anyone can put together a long shot, MS, CU, establising shot, etc., but when you can work around those problems effortlessly – THAT, my friend is the art of the edit. Remember, it’s all about the story.