By Daron James
Discover the process of cutting the show’s signature improvisation into carefully crafted comedic gems.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is back. HBO is now airing its ninth season after a six-year hiatus, and the grudge-holding, socially awkward, fictionalized version of Larry David we’ve grown to love continues in a ten-episode order.
The new season was split between pilot editor Steve Rasch (3, 4, 6, 8 and 10) and Jonathan Corn (1, 2, 5, 7, 9) who joined in the second season. Interestingly enough, both Rasch and Corn are English majors rather than film students. With a distinguished appreciation for language, they’re unique as editors. For them, it’s about words and wordplay and how they can carve out an engaging tone from a massive amount of footage.
The comedy’s shooting style outlines a rare workflow for the editors that differs from traditional half-hour series. The two sat down with No Film School to share their experience about the Emmy-winning show.
No Film School: Was there any difficulty starting up again?
From:: No Film School