How the ‘R#J’ Filmmakers Used Innovative Editing to Tell a Timeless Love Story

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Adobe is committed to supporting, elevating and amplifying underrepresented creators, so the world can see, learn and benefit from diverse perspectives.When preparing the footage for “R#J,” director Carey Williams and editor Lam Nguyen were determined to make the movie stand out.

Though the film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is based on the familiar story of Romeo and Juliet, its tale of love and loss is bound to wow audiences anew for one major reason: It takes place entirely on iPhone screens.

By adapting traditional filmmaking techniques to the new “Screenlife” format, Nguyen and Williams construct a narrative that feels fresh, innovative, and endlessly surprising.What drew you to this project, and what were your initial impressions of it?

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