Editing involves inspiration. There is so much more that goes intoediting than you realise. An editor needs to have empathy, they need to let their emotions play a role in deciding how to cut.
This tutorial explains how the ‘science’ of feelings is probably the most important aspect of being a good editor since it really is so much more than simply cutting together footage and putting it in the right order.
I’ve seen many videos by This Guy Edits and I love watching them because he always seems to hit the nail on the head when explaining what editing actually is.
The video highlights everything you didn’t expect to be a part of the editing process, and even for myself, as an editor, I learned so much just by watching this.
Editing is intuition, and without it, it will just be a selection of clips spliced together to make somewhat of a story, rather than a creative piece of art.