Question by Brandi H: How many film hours are edited out of a full length documentary on average?
If someone makes a documentary, how many hours do they typically need before sending it in to get edited? Just a ballpark figure…
Answer by estragon
Typical ratios range from about 20 to 1, in a controlled situation where the director really knows what he or she wants, to 200 to 1. The average is probably somewhere between 50 and 100 hours.
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