Mummy 3 Post-Production Update

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Cohen approaching first cut of sequel

Rob Cohen’s at it again, returning from the holiday break and blogging his little heart out. More importantly, he’s in post-production on Universal’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (opening August 1st) and editing seems to be going smoothly.

Editing is one of my favorite phases of the film making process. This is my 30th movie and the elasticity of the medium is still constantly illuminating. There are “the rules” of matching, screen direction, etc., but all of those can be broken to good effect at the right time. Editing is rhythm, modulating the storytelling at the proper pace like a conductor setting the time signature for the orchestra. There are passages of your story you have to slow down for nuance, performance, and information. There are times when the narrative must have more attack. Scenes need to breathe—but not too much or the movie might drag, seem too long, too obvious. It is so much like music, dependent on rhythm, and storytelling melody. Editing is one of my favorite phases of the film making process.

For Cohen’s full blog entry, click here

Source: Rob Cohen