What is Editing? (Photos)
There are several editing stages and the editor’s cut is the first.
An Editor’s Cut of a motion picture is made by the film editor on his/her own, or working with the film director. The editor tapes together the first cut of the film, the “editor’s cut”, arranging the separate takes into a coherent story according to the plan communicated by the director.
The rough cut is the second of three stages of offline editing. The rough cut is the first stage in which the film begins to resemble its final product. Rough cuts do not flow well and still undergo many changes before the release of the film.
A director’s cut is a specially edited version of a film, that is supposed to represent the director‘s own approved edit. ‘Cut’ explicitly refers to the process of film editing: the director’s cut is preceded by the rough editor’s cut and followed by the final cut meant for the public film release.
Check out what the pros know
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing