Category - Craft

Christmas Gifts for Film Editors

Christmas Gifts for Film Editors Once again it’s time to find a creative, entertaining and useful gift for the favourite editor in your life. In this year’s round up I’ve brought...

Understanding the Power of Film Editing

Understanding the Power of Film Editing One of the most exciting things about film editing is the power it has to totally transform the nature, quality and efficacy of a story. Good editing can save...

Inside Mindhunter’s Post Production

Inside Mindhunter’s Post Production David Fincher’s Mindhunter is a new series for Netflix that features all of his signature style and pathos. Much of that comes down to the topic at...

Inside The Edit – Editing Training Reviewed

Inside The Edit Reviewed I’ve reviewed Inside The Edit several times on this blog and I’ve recommended it as an integral part of my Alternative Film School for Film Editors because it is...

DaVinci Resolve 14 Colour Grading Tutorials

DaVinci Resolve 14 Colour Grading Tutorials In this post I’ve gathered together some of the latest and greatest DaVinci Resolve news, tutorials, tips and training courses. DaVinci Resolve 14 is...

6 Books for Modern Storytellers

6 Books for Modern Storytellers In this post I’ve brought together 6 quite different books, loosely gathered around various aspects of modern storytelling, including; generating story ideas...

Updated Posts, Freebies and Fun Stuff

Recently Updated Posts, Freebies, Fun Stuff So I’ve not had time this week to put together some gargantuan write up of resources or a detailed product review or something fun I’ve found...

Editing Feature Films in Premiere Pro

Editing Feature Films in Premiere Pro In this post I’ve brought together a few resources that take a deeper dive into editing feature films in Adobe Premiere Pro. If you’re spending your...

How To Edit A Film Trailer

How To Edit A Film Trailer Learning how to edit a film trailer requires a very specialised set of skills, and once you’ve acquired those skills you need to practice them over and over until...

Name That Editor Episode 2

Name That Editor Episode 2 So about a year ago I put together a short editing ‘game show’ called Name That Editor. The premise is to figure out who is the person who cut all of these...

Editing Baby Driver – Beat Driven Heists

Editing Baby Driver – Beat Driven Heists I really enjoyed Baby Driver. I loved the choreography, the characters and the car chases. It’s a great movie that’s just trying to be, and...

Editors in Edit Suites

Editors in Edit Suites If you ever wondered what it looks like inside the professional edit suites of some pretty big films and TV shows, then in this post you’ll get a chance to peek in and...

The Making of Blade Runner 2049

The Making of Blade Runner 2049 UPDATE – October 2017 I’ve updated this post a few times, it’s now packed with: Trailers for Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049 Short Films Behind...

Editing in FCPX Like Thomas Grove Carter

Editing in FCPX Like Thomas Grove Carter Thomas Grove Carter is an editor currently cutting commercials and music videos at Trim, here in London. He’s also a brilliant ambassador for the use of...