These two blog posts by Norm Hollyn are must reads.

First this one on his blog where he talks about collaboration between the director and editors…and really about the collaboration of OTHER editors. It really goes to show that you shouldn’t have an ego when it comes to your cut. Know when you are stuck and when you need help. This is a pitfall I have fallen into, and it isn’t pleasant…and can burn bridges. It is a good read…

Then there is this one on Film Industry Bloggers about how the auteur theory is bull. The thought being the director is the one and ONLY vision behind a film…the all powerful filmmaker.

And yes, I have been guilty of that too.