Destruction / Creation

When I get stuck, I destroy my creations.

When you're seriously stuck editing something complex... save a back-up of the project.

Then magnify the problem area.

Delete it.

Wholesale delete the problem.

Start with a blank slate.

Now try again.

Think of an entirely new direction for the scene / sequence / act.

Few things get the juices flowing like a blank page.

It's a bit more work building a new toy than it is to smash the square through the circle, but in the end you get a better result.

And it works.

Pudovkin on Editing

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