Die Hard Editing Concepts

One of the first run-ins Joey had with film editing was through a special feature on the Die Hard 5 Star Collection DVD. It was an interactive “Editing Workshop” which allowed you to choose different takes and angles from two scenes from the movie, and edit each scene together yourself. By comparing the different options available to you against the final film, we get a unique look into the editors’ decision-making process. Joey walks us through the workshop to demonstrate these “die-hard” concepts that are essential to film editing, as well as examples of how other films have used them to great effect.

Case Studies: How Editing Shapes the Story


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John McTiernan

Die Hard