Documentary editors have a challenge dramatic ones don't: they have to find the narrative. When a documentary goes into the cutting room, it's the editor's job to work out not just what the story is, but how best to tell it. Now with the advent of digital technology, documentary filmmakers have the luxury of shooting more, creating an even greater challenge for the editor to carve a cohesive story. In sympathy for the aspiring and newbie editors, the 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest hosted "Hidden Storytellers: The Art of the Documentary Film Editor." The session, moderated by the Garden Production Ltd.'s Creative Director Jonathan Smith, featured three of the UK's leading documentary editors: Steve Barclay
"), Rupert Houseman
") and Sam Santana ("Katie," "Anatomy for Beginners"). Here are the top tips gleaned from the event: #1. It’s Up to You to Help the Newbies Houseman: It’s...