Re: Fan Filmmaker's Primer
What you should do is try to get as much of the emotion out of the scene by the editing choices.
A bit of ambiguity in the meaning of the phrase "get out". To clarify your meaning here, you do mean this:
1) You should try to make the emotion the way you want it to be, as much as possible, through the use of editing choices alone, so that the scene does not rely exclusively on the music to communicate emotion.
and not this:
2) You should make your editing choices in order to eliminate as much of the emotion from the scene as you can, so that it is largely the soundtrack that defines the emotional tone.
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