So, I found this series called “El Internado” on Netflix. The premise was interesting so I started watching. I’ll admit the story and characters intrigued me but…the editing. The editing ruined it. Every single cut lasted like, a split-second. The camera moved too much. There were so many cuts that I had to stop watching because I’d been overwhelmed. Like, I wanted to enjoy this series, but the editing ruined it for me.
I guess it is a matter of personal taste, but I realized just how important good editing is to a story. It doesn’t merely set the pacing of the film–it also drives the emotional current. Lingering on a shot for a half-second or a full ten seconds can have DRASTIC changes on how the audience feels about what they’re seeing. Editing doesn’t MAKE the film, however, it can BREAK it.