January 3, 2020

How Aggressive Schedules Affected the 'Rise of Skywalker' Editing

How forced release dates and an aggressive schedule affected The Rise of Skywalker and its storytelling capabilities.

There are lots of reasons The Rise of Skywalker has been given lukewarm treatment from fans and critics. While the box office is still doing gangbusters, this is definitely not the story Disney wanted to end the saga, especially a saga that began on such a humungous high note.

As most of you know, many studios schedule release dates before movies even shoot.

This creates aggressive dates that keep directors, editors, and other crew working around the clock to put forth a product. A lot of those times, the products suffer.

And Maryann Brandon, the editor of The Rise of Skywalker, agrees.

While appearing on “The Rough Cut” podcast, Brandon talks about the struggle of keeping up with this kind of filmmaking.

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Source: NoFilmSchool