The life of an editor

Flossie pointed me to this film at the BBC, in which BBC World News America’s Bill McKenna describes what he does. He’s the White House News Photographers’ Association’s ‘Editor of the Year’, so he knows of which he speaks.

The film’s a bit angsty, a shade too quick-fire to take in, perhaps rather too cutty. Which is probably deliberate, as it all serves to emphasise the confusion and distraction and noise and complexity of the edit suite – all surrounding the editor, as they try to do one of the oldest things in the world: tell a story.

Nicely done.

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