1,250,000 Feet, film printed


This is unbelievable work ! Both Coppola and Murch.

He was editing picture for one year and spent another year preparing, mixing sound.. It turned out as a longest post production work in his career.

Can you believe.. 1,250,000 feet was printed for “Apocalypse Now” which is 230 hours, Final finished Film out:  2 hours and 25 mins.

95 unseen minutes for ever minute that found its way in to the finished product.

– Walter Murch


06-02-13 / Editing


Guys i would like to share some words, techniques or information on Editing.

I would like to share some thing which i found interesting while reading from Walter Murch stuffs.

1995  it was the last time number of films edited mechanically equal to the number of films edited Digitally.

We started editing English Patient mechanically but, we changed to Digital during production.

In general all films is made up of many different pieces of film joined together into a mosaic of images, expect In Hitchcock film (ROPE), a film composed only ten shots, each ten minutes long  invisibly joined together so that the impression of a complete lack of editing.

Walter Murch mentioned, There is  bias on expressing the word and

CUT : in USA which put emphasis on Separation

JOINED: in Australia and in GB which put emphasis on Bringing together.

-Walter Murch