Finally, the filmmaker vision is translated from the abstract confines of their mind into a tangible product that can be shared, experienced and evaluated. When Should You Show A Rough cut? You see, once an edit is finished (or close to), we are less inclined to make changes because of the effort involved and our emotional attachment to our 'baby'. And if major changes are needed, we have wasted time polishing an edit that is destined for the cutting room floor.
To help people to concentrate on critiquing the edit, make sure that gaffes in the image or sound do not distract the viewer. Even if their solution is not the best idea, their instincts might have identified a problem that they cannot articulate (i. e. pacing issues, poor shot selection, etc). Sometimes they may insist on….