Quick Win #22

Finding the proper Tempo for your Composition

Here's a quick summary of the main takeaways from this Quick Win!

  • get inspired by the pace of the cuts
  • listen to the rhythm of the dialogue
  • watch the actors and follow their energy
  • follow the most natural metronome you have access to, your heartbeat rate


Be aware that there are many solutions to finding the right tempo. When you work with a director, make sure that you can give at least one explanation about your tempo choice and how it is aligned with the story.