Learn Film Editing From Master Film Editors

Learn Film Editing From Master Film Editors

Before the internet I really have no idea how you would have the opportunity to learn as much, and in as much detail, as you can from excellent resources like these. In this post you’ll get a chance to learn from the editors of Star Wars, Super 8, Saving Private Ryan, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many more.

In the top video you can enjoy an hour long masterclass with Bad Robot editing duo Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as they showcase scenes from Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness as well as a discuss the intricacies of their craft.

Here are a couple of gems from the BAFTA Guru Editing Archive.

Spielberg’s Editor Michael Kahn on Film Editing

It’s hard to think of a filmmaker who has shaped cinematic history more than Steven Spielberg and in these short clips you get to hear Spielberg’s editor Michael Kahn share his thoughts on various techniques involved in some of cinema’s most memorable scenes.

For even more great editorial advice from Michael Kahn check out this previous post.

Gordon Burkell from AOTG.com was at the very same Sight, Sound and Story event as these clips are taken from and he tweeted these nuggets of editing wisdom.

In The Cut – Interviews With Editors

Craft Truck is probably one of the best industry sources for top quality, informal, interviews with talented professionals working in all sorts of film departments. Here is a round up of some of their best interviews with feature film editors whose credits include Babel, Gattaca, The Kingdom, Jack Reacher, Cloverfield, Friday Night Lights and many more!

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