Video Explains the Challenges of Editing an Animated Film

Editing live action films is certainly a skill, and I don’t want to make it sound like an easy job, but the basic functions of an editor’s job are fairly straightforward: organize shots in the best order you can to tell a story. As this video from the Royal Ocean Film Society reveals, the job description isn’t quite the same thing for animated movies — it’s a lot more involved than simply taking pre-existing footage and molding it into a final product. If you’re someone who hasn’t really considered what it’s like to edit an animated feature, this video should prove to be enlightening, and will hopefully give you a larger appreciation for all of the storytellers who work on animated movies.