It's a very satisfying time when one arrives at a proper rough cut. Even after reviewing footage and then crafting a storyboard like the one below, there's still plenty of mystery about how the story will really take shape.
While much less romantic than the colorful image above, below represents a huge step – a watchable rough cut! Editing this first cut is really a unique phase – almost more like writing. And now the story gets to be rewritten again in a new phase of editing.
But first, time for one of my favorite tasks...redoing the storyboard to match the new cut!
Ahh much better!