After the shooting, we find ourselves with a mountain of rushes! Each shot required several takes… So we have to sort it out!
Thanks to the image reports of the script supervisor, the editor or one of his assistants will select and organize all the shots that were retained at the time of the shooting, this is the derushing. The director may be present at this time.
A sound synchronization is also part of the program: the sound being recorded separately from the image at the time of the shooting, it is necessary to assemble them, a work which is done in particular thanks to the clap. After this preparation phase, the actual editing can begin. This part can last from a few months to a year or more.