The Power of Editing


“Editing is sometime called a story’s final re-write,” so says good buddy and fellow Wilkes instructor, Frank Guttler. He has some insightful thoughts and examples on what creative editing can do on his blog. “Mary Poppins” as a horror flick? Check out his most recent post over at “lights, camera, learn!


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  1. Jennifer Rezk said:

    Okay, just checked out lights, camera, learn. The Mary Poppins trialer is very scary — would love to learn how to do this!! Maybe in my summer class at Wilkes?? My students will think this is so cool!

  2. Devon Y said:

    I loved taking Frank’s class. It gave me a real sense of power and control over the message of my movies. His Lights Camera learn is a great resource for any teacher or student that is interested in how to make short films successfully. I never thought I had it in me, but it has definitely sparked my interest. hopefully, this fall my students will have the opportunity to complete a movie about an issue they want to discuss.

  3. Leron Teeple said:

    Sometimes I am afraid of creative editing because the outcome may differ drastically from the original. Probably this is the reason when I proofread my pieces of writing I try to correct only grammatical and punctuation mistakes. If I get obsorbed into it and rewrite the whole work it will loose things I actually wanted to say in the very beginning. I remember once I wasn’t sure about the quality of my paper and my friend said “hey, you can grade your paper here” and which I did. After I received the report I rewrote my paper completely and in the end it became a totally different paper. In a good way different, but not what I was planning to write about at the beginning. That’s why I believe editing should be limited to correction of mistakes and probably rethinking the use of some words. Getting too creative when editing will harm your paper.

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