What I learned from the 3:00 minute exercise.

There may be a new approach to cutting. We’ve seen conventions of storytelling and rules to avoid like 180 which supposedly breaks

Having an objective influences strategy. In this case it was reaching 3 minutes so the main objective was to tighten the flow. I found extra words, how to make one scene work for two, letting the action be implicit rather than showing every little detail. I added back in a few moments just to contrast jump cuts or illustrate essentials.

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