Inside The Edit Launches Its Program by Offering A Full Year Access to Learn Editing
If you want to become an editor and/or a filmmaker this post might make a significant difference in your coming year. You probably remember the excellent video The Editor, created by Inside the Edit few months back, that achieved the not small task of clearly explaining in less than two minutes what an editor does. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the video, it’s worth multiple viewings.)
Inside the Edit is an online learning program developed by veteran editor Paddy Bird over the course of three years to give a unique access and insights into the art of editing. I am a self-taught editor and if, like me, you fought your way on your own into learning how to best use a Timeline, you’ve probably noticed that you can find a gazillion books and tutorials about the technical aspect of editing, but not much about the intelligence behind the craft. In other words, Bird is going for what hasn’t been done yet.
What Inside the Edit offers to future students, wherever they are around the world is an access to a series of tutorials (25 are available so far, but the number will go up to 80 overtime for this first phase of teaching) that gives a better grasp at the artistic process attached to being an editor. In parallel, they receive a hard drive filled with 35h of footage, 2000 songs, script versions, director’s notes, creative tasks, tape logs & transcripts, to help them learn how to manipulate and decipher all the data that comes with the job, and to give them material to build a reel to show around once they have completed the training.
To get an even better understanding at what Inside the Edit is about, watch this detailed introduction:
I had the pleasure to talk with Paddy Bird last week and here are some extra information I thought were worth highlighting and might be helpful: Inside the Edit was born from the desire to fight the misconceived idea that you can’t learn editing. Over the years, Bird felt very frustrating by both this false truth spreading and the race toward gears and technical trick vs. storytelling: “There is a very short supply in the word of people who can tell and cut stories.” And that’s the supply Inside the Edit wants to refurnish.
Bird also acknowledged that the biggest obstacles most editors face at the beginning of their career is finding good footage to build a good reel. To this end the hard-drive was born, and any student can use the footage and songs available to build their reel, under the common creative license.
Another element I thought very interesting was that Inside the Edit doesn’t follow the typical training timeline that a book about an editing program would follow, and that usually imitates a straightforward workflow: log your data, organize them, cut the footage, export etc. Bird built this training following a much more intricate path that is closer to the creative process (going backward, taking a detour, making last minute change etc.) and urges future students not to rush into the course. This is not a “6 weeks training to become a top editor” kind of program but much more a journey that grows as you grow.
Last but not least, my biggest question mark was toward whom this program was targeted. The site indicates that it’s for pretty much everyone wishing to tell stories on videos, whether you only know the very basics of editing or are already a seasoned editor in drama. Bird has a background in Entertainment TV and documentary editing, which are very specific genres of editing, and are the ones the training is based on. What he told me was that the most shared advice from renown narrative editors was to “start with Television“; a fast-paced and non-scripted genre where the learning curve can be steep, but that gives you good habits easily transferable into the world of narratives. In other words, whatever your knowledge in editing, this teaching might be of value.
If you feel that Inside the Edit might be just the right thing for you, they offer a 25% off early bird discount until September 3rd. But that’s not it, I am also really happy to announce that you can:
ENTER TO WIN A FULL ACCESS TO INSIDE THE EDIT FOR A YEAR
Inside the Edit officially opens its doors today (August 20th), and they wanted to offer one of mentorless readers the opportunity to win a free access to their online teaching program for a year, along with the hard-drive with all the content mentioned earlier. (The prize total is worth 4000 pounds. Yep.)
It’s the first time that I decide to run a contest on mentorless, and that’s because I do think that Inside the Edit‘s generous offer is a tremendous opportunity to any indie filmmaker and editor, to have access to a unique teaching style.
- How to Enter the Contest?
I spent a lot of time over that one and decided to keep it simple, mostly because I am going to assume that if you do participate, it’s because you care and are eager to learn, and thus deserve it as much as any other eager learner, no matter your age, technical skills or location. Here are the 2 steps to follow to have a chance to win:
- – Follow both Inside the Edit, @insidetheedit and me, @mentorless on Twitter
- – Tweet this: Win Full Access to Inside the Edit’s Unique Approach to Learn Editing for a Year http://wp.me/p1CMKa-3BD #iwannalearnediting
Note: you need to complete these two criteria to qualify.
- What’s next?
The winner will be picked at random by a machine, so whether we know each other or not won’t have any impact. It doesn’t disqualify you, but it doesn’t help you either (just saying). The contest is open until the early bird discount closes, aka September 3rd included. If you register to Inside the Edit during the early bird phase, and end up being the winner, you will get full refund, so don’t miss on saving a thousand pounds because of this contest.
I will then contact the winner who will receive the hard drive and a full access for a year to Inside the Edit’s website and tutorials. And voila!
If you still want to know more about Inside the Edit, check their website. If you have any question, ask them below and I’ll make sure to get the answer from the very kind team behind Inside the Edit.
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