Johannes Maier b. 1971
The Editor's Cut (2004)
Duration: 6 minutes

Filmed and simultaneously edited in a BBC newsroom in London, the film focuses on picture editor Pete Millest and the correspondent Shaun Ley, both employees of the BBC. Millest is shown working on the edit of a film that is being shot at the same time as he edits, while Ley spontaneously offers a meaningless commentary. The resulting constellation produces an instant continuum of production and postproduction that is vexing and disorientating, and not just to the two protagonists. By turning over this ‘closed circuit’ to the two employees of the BBC newsroom, Maier visibly loses all control over the result of his own film.