When I use a direct manipulation system whether for text editing, drawing pictures, or creating and playing games I do think of myself not as using a computer but as doing the particular task. The computer is, in effect, invisible. The point cannot be overstressed: make the computer system invisible.
To a writer, madness is a final distillation of self, a final editing down. It's the drowning out of false voices.Don DeLillo
We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.
People come up to me and say "Steve, what is film editing?" And I say "How should I know? You're the director."steve martin
Objectivity can only be the author's and therefore subjective, even if he is editing a newsreel.andrei tarkovsky
Even if I’d stayed [in the US to finish ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’] I would’ve had to make compromises on the editing, but these would’ve been mine and not the fruit of confused and often semi-hysterical committees. If I had been there myself I would have found my own solutions and saved the pictures in a form which would have carried the stamp of my own effort.orson welles
As for my style, for my vision of the cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it's the aspect.orson welles
I well remember when this realization first came on me with full force. The EDSAC was on the top floor of the building and the tape-punching and editing equipment one floor below. [...] It was on one of my journeys between the EDSAC room and the punching equipment that "hesitating at the angles of stairs" the realization came over me with full force that a good part of the remainder of my life was going to be spent in finding errors in my own programs.maurice wilkes
To see strong acting like this is exhilarating. In a time of flashy directors who slice and dice their films in a dizzy editing rhythm, it is important to remember that films can look and listen and attentively sympathize with their characters. Directors grow great by subtracting, not adding, and Eastwood does nothing for show, everything for effect.roger ebert
A notable irony of Wikipedia's popularity is that the editing process of its supporting technology, MediaWiki, is complex to learn. editing Wikipedia pages requires significant investment to learn MediaWiki's unique and powerful code structure.
If you are a professional writer – i.e., if someone else is getting paid to worry about how your words are formatted and printed – Emacs outshines all other editing software in approximately the same way that the noonday sun does the stars. It is not just bigger and brighter; it simply makes everything else vanish.neal stephenson
Wales was criticized in 2005 for editing his own biography in Wikipedia, downplaying the pornographic nature of Bomis and minimizing Sanger's role as cofounder of Wikipedia.
Most important of all, the film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing .]]
editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, "How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?" and avoid "How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?"james thurber
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