BEHIND THE SCENES: What We Can Learn from Editing with the Coen Brothers
In an interview with Adobe, editor Eval Dimant had some pretty interesting experiences to share working with the Coen Brothers on their latest film.
While we all know and love the Coen Brothers for their filmmaking masterpieces spanning from Raising Arizona to The Big Lebowski to their latest Netflix anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, we usually associate the brothers as savant writer and directors.
However, editing has long been a part of the duo’s filmmaking expertise (and was actually how Joel got his break into the industry, working as an assistant editor on Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead in 1981). True auteurs, the Coen Brothers more often than not write, direct, produce and edit their own features, including: Blood Simple, Barton Fink, Fargo and No Country for Old Men.
Despite their film editing upbringings, the brothers have finally made the transition to digital on their latest Netflix anthology feature The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. They’ve also begun to divvy up their filmmaking control on projects like Buster Scruggs and have enlisted the help of other collaborators and editors to help out. Dimant, who had worked with the Coen Brothers on their latest film, shares some insights on editing with the brothers on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in this interview.
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