The Editor doesn’t create a rhythm
or pace in the edit
in a mechanical way,
like a metronome.
The edit is created
in an organic way
beginning with how the director
has staged a scene:
the dynamic of the camera in space,
and the energies of performers.
It proceeds
with how the actor
has interpreted the script
and the direction.
If the editor is attentive to this,
the scene will flow.