Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Less is more, subtle is everything - re: editing


  1. (especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe to people who live out in Coney Island- cause their way of life is way too far out there for them to 'get it'.

    "his language expresses rich and subtle meanings"
    synonyms:fine, fine-drawn, nice, hair-splitting not spitting
    "subtle distinctionss(sic)"
    • (of a mixture or effect if using an effects pedal) delicately complex and understated.

      "subtle lighting"

      synonyms:understatedmuted, boring yes, subduedMore

    • making use of clever and indirect methods to achieve something, this sounds right.

      "he tried a more subtle approach and said 'bye' "