Finely Sliced: Getting the Job Done with Kit Wells

Kit Wells sat down with Little Black Book to share his thoughts on empty timelines, the rhythm of the edit and the importance of creative differences.

Finely Sliced: Getting the Job Done with Kit Wells

Kit Wells sat down with Little Black Book to share his thoughts on empty timelines, the rhythm of the edit and the importance of creative differences.

“Anyone can sit down and read a book on film craft or learn to use a piece of editing software. I’ve done it myself (and don’t get me wrong, it’s important to understand), but a technically sound edit isn’t always the best way to bring a film or character to life. 

Not sure I can put a pin on how I developed that side of my craft but I have always liked to look for those little extra natural moments: the smiles between takes, the exhale when the camera is still rolling, lingering slightly too long on a shot or cutting away just before you’re ready to leave. Those moments that jolt you out or lure you into a character are far more important than any technicality you might learn.

Read the full interview on Little Black Book.