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The Inside the Edit Blog
Welcome to The Inside The Edit Blog. Here you’ll find essays on editing, interviews with industry pros, talks with Inside The Edit Alumni and more.
Paddy's latest Edit Essay looks at all of the essential elements to consider when crafting a career that don't have to do with your creative abilities. What are the things you can do outside of your cutting skills that can ensure directors always want to work with you?
This essay was published by the always inspirational Mentorless.com.
In Part 2 of this fascinating interview which first appeared over with our friends at No Film School Eddie goes into more depth around his creative process. He explains to Paddy how he approaches action scenes and dialogue scenes completely differently and what he looks for in a score. He also talks about many of the most common problems he finds and how he solves them as well as his thoughts on other genres and what it takes to make it as a pro level editor.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Kingsman: Secret Service, Kick Ass 1 & 2 and X Men editor Eddie Hamilton is one of the biggest action cutters in the industry today with a list of credits that would make anyone envious.
He sat down with Paddy and talked through his career trajectory, his personal thoughts on the craft and a ton of amazing advice for new filmmakers. This interview first appeared with our friends over at No Film School.
Many scenes have one overall tempo but we often want to change the pacing at a certain point for a specific dramatic reason. A Gear Change is the editing term used for that exact point in our scene where we alter the pacing to bring about that change. When do we do it? Why do we do it? How is it achieved? Read the article and watch our tutorial over at our friends, No Film School.
Read Paddy's latest essay on the Secrets To Becoming A Freelance Editor over at Indie Film Hustle. He offers a ton of unique advice on crafting the perfect career. Also you must check out the rest of the Indie Film Hustle site, it really is awesome and we're all big fans of it here at Inside The Edit.
We caught up with the multi talented feature film, comedy and documentary editor Mark Everson. Mark has just finished cutting the smash hit movie Paddington which has garnered huge international success and ...
This week on INSIDE THE INDUSTRY we're talking with Tayte Simpson, one of the UK's leading documentary and factual Executive Producers. Tayte is Director of Programming at Mentorn Media, one of Europe's ...
Words are one of the most powerful influences on human beings. They can inspire, enrage, confound, explain; make us laugh, cry, shout or jump for joy. They can make us vote for ...
We recently caught up with aspiring film maker and Inside The Edit Alumnus, 26 year old Josh who lives with his wife and two young boys in the mountains in beautiful Colorado ...
- EDIT ESSAY: Zen and the edit suite - 10 key secrets to career success
- PODCAST: Paddy talks to Indie Film Hustle PART 2
- INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: Eddie Hamilton PART 2
- INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: Eddie Hamilton PART 1
- NO FILM SCHOOL: Manipulating pace & timing
- NO FILM SCHOOL: A Powerful editing technique
- PODCAST: Paddy Bird talks to Indie Film Hustle
- EDIT ESSAY: Secrets to becoming a freelance editor
- INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: Mark Everson
- INSIDE THE INDUSTRY: Tayte Simpson
- EDIT ESSAY: Compression, Correction & The Psychology of Framing
- INSIDE THE EDIT ALUMNI: Josh
- EDIT ESSAY: Observing The Human Condition