Why Our Brains Don’t Explode at Film Cuts As an editor, I tend to notice mismatched cuts and continuity issues. I don’t chase them, but some are more obvious than others. I enjoy picking on these narrative glitches but what I enjoy even more is realising that if the person next to me is not […]
How come they all know each other?! (how to find your Scenius wherever you live) When looking back at History there are dozens and dozens of stories about specific time periods where an uncanny number of creative spirits gathered within the same school, street, building, found each other and imagined on a much larger scale […]
How to Cut a Ken Loach Film After he’d only been editing for four years, Jonathan Morris was assigned to work with Ken Loach on a documentary in 1980. This first experience started over three decades of collaboration with the social realist filmmaker. In a short documentary produced by Fandor, Morris talks about his relationship with […]
Thelma Schoonmaker on the Qualities an Editor Needs After winning a Golden Lion for The Departed (2014), iconic film editor Thelma Schoonmaker talked to MovieZine about the qualities an editor must have to enjoy the process and thrive. Here is what she says: “I think an editor has to have tremendous patience and discipline. A […]
5 Practical Tips for Fast-Cut Editing Another useful and generous video tutorial from Brandon Li sharing in under 5 minutes what took him years of trial and error to achieve (i.e. fast-cut editing). Neat. After learning how to pick the right frame for the right type of scene you want to shoot, Li explains how […]
For the last year, mentorless focus has widen, not only sharing content about filmmaking but also about nurturing creativity, making movies from the trenches, and emphasising the importance of continuing education for anyone who wants to become a master at their craft. Since 2014, we’ve developed a relationship with the team behind Inside the Edit, […]
If there is one person that got propelled to the front of the film talk this year, it’s editor Margaret Sixel, who turned an impossible task of editing 480 hours of footage filmed by a dozen cameras into one of the most exciting action film in a long time. It was Sixel’s first action film […]
British editor and Inside the Edit founder Paddy Bird sat down and dug deep to share 10 tips to career success as an editor. Inside the Edit is the first creative editing course that was offered online. I’ve been in touch with Paddy and his team from the get go, I’ve tried out the course […]
Breaking down the shots list should be the filmmaker’s moment, where her/his vision is distributed over shots to create a cohesive story. In the last few years though, filmmaking has become an exercise in camera movements, CGI, unnecessary cuts to create the illusion of action, or lack of decision. We’re back to a wallpaper filmmaking […]
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