Crafty Cuts

How do you decide which quotes you put into your scrapbook?

Film editing is probably a bit similar, just on a bigger scale. 

With our #Scrapbookdoc documentary Alicia and I like to have all the transcripts organized.  Based on the story outline, we'll try to find the best quotes from our subjects.  Once we have a good line we'll cut it out and paste it onto a note card.

These cards will be arranged onto our "storyboard" later and we'll begin to structure the entire narrative.

It's a tedious process, but we've found it really help us "hear" the story as it comes together.  Also, shuffling the quotes with physical objects on a big board is just a lot more fun than looking at an editing computer all day long -- because it's tangible!  Can you relate?