How To Edit With Silence, From TV Editor Chris McCaleb

[Y]ou can’t figure out how to get into somebody else’s head unless you spend time watching them not talk and just being with them and staying on their face.

The silence is not a blank space but filled with the imagination of the audiences.

And what’s cool about visual medium, movies and TV, it’s so many different paintbrushes coming together to paint something that is often totally different than what you imagined it would be. Sometimes it’s better, a lot of times it’s worse but it’s always an interesting journey to get there.

This is why I believe computers/AI will never replace us, editors.