How Whiplash Edits Itself

Damien Chazelle’s directorial debut, Whiplash, is a film about power. This video essay explores how Chazelle worked with editor Tom Cross and actors J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller to edit the film in a way that highlights this theme.

 

 


Case Studies: How Editing Shapes the Story


Psychological Drama


Damien Chazelle


Whiplash