The Official Inside The Edit Podcast

The revolutionary online editing course that teaches you the art of editing.

Probably the best podcast about creative editing

"Even after watching all the online course through the website, the Inside the Edit podcast adds more and more layers to the complex world of the creative editing.An amusing listening, even for beginners. A perfect complement for the best online editing course."

Best Editing Podcast

"If you like editing or even if you like telling stories. Outgoing, direct, open. Amazing series. Can’t wait every week to listen to it!"

Epic podcast!

"If you’re looking to learn the creative art of editing then this is it. I’ve learnt more in these two episodes about this amazing art form then hours of courses online. It does help that Paddy has been doing this for 20 + years. Great podcast!"

Much richer in useful guidance than most

"Paddy is absolutely right - the vast majority of guidance online is instructions for technical procedures or heavily gear-focussed, with little wisdom from real professional experience. This feels like a gem. Wish I’d understood this kind of stuff 10 years ago."

Outstanding

"You should listen to this if you love editing and telling stories. It’s unique, honest, fun, inspiring and educational. Paddy is a great mentor."

Superb Podcast

"This is essential listening for anyone with an interest in editing or filmmaking in general. Totally accessible, entertaining and educational. The passion for the craft is evident throughout. Absolutely one of the best podcasts out there."

Probably the best podcast about creative editing

"Even after watching all the online course through the website, the Inside the Edit podcast adds more and more layers to the complex world of the creative editing.An amusing listening, even for beginners. A perfect complement for the best online editing course."

Best Editing Podcast

"If you like editing or even if you like telling stories. Outgoing, direct, open. Amazing series. Can’t wait every week to listen to it!"

Epic podcast!

"If you’re looking to learn the creative art of editing then this is it. I’ve learnt more in these two episodes about this amazing art form then hours of courses online. It does help that Paddy has been doing this for 20 + years. Great podcast!"

Much richer in useful guidance than most

"Paddy is absolutely right - the vast majority of guidance online is instructions for technical procedures or heavily gear-focussed, with little wisdom from real professional experience. This feels like a gem. Wish I’d understood this kind of stuff 10 years ago."

Outstanding

"You should listen to this if you love editing and telling stories. It’s unique, honest, fun, inspiring and educational. Paddy is a great mentor."

Superb Podcast

"This is essential listening for anyone with an interest in editing or filmmaking in general. Totally accessible, entertaining and educational. The passion for the craft is evident throughout. Absolutely one of the best podcasts out there."
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The Director's Perspective: In Conversation With Suemay Oram Part 2
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The Director's Perspective: In Conversation With Suemay Oram Part 2

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November 25, 2022
by Paddy Bird
Paddy concludes his chat with award winning documentary director, Suemay Oram
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The Director's Perspective: In Conversation with Suemay Oram Part 1
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The Director's Perspective: In Conversation with Suemay Oram Part 1

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November 18, 2022
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Part 1 of the chat with the editor, Suemay Oram
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The Subtle Art of Narrative Sprinkling
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The Subtle Art of Narrative Sprinkling

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November 4, 2022
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This week Paddy talks through a technique used to reinforce story arcs in long form editing.
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The Observer Effect: Quantum Mechanics in the Edit Suite
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The Observer Effect: Quantum Mechanics in the Edit Suite

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October 21, 2022
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This week we talk through the psychology of the observer effect
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Promo-itus: The Perilous Journey From Short to Long Form Editing
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Promo-itus: The Perilous Journey From Short to Long Form Editing

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October 14, 2022
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This week Paddy discusses an essential subject to tackle for any budding doc, drama or observational long form editor.
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How I Edited Top Gun Maverick: Eddie Hamilton Exclusive Part 2
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How I Edited Top Gun Maverick: Eddie Hamilton Exclusive Part 2

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July 8, 2022
by Paddy Bird
This week, we are going supersonic with the concluding part of our exclusive Top Gun Maverick special episode.
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How I Edited Top Gun Maverick: Eddie Hamilton Exclusive Part 1
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How I Edited Top Gun Maverick: Eddie Hamilton Exclusive Part 1

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July 1, 2022
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy chats to Top Gun Maverick editor, Eddie Hamilton.
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The Fundamental Laws of Shot Selection
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The Fundamental Laws of Shot Selection

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May 13, 2022
by Paddy Bird
Paddy breaks down what we need to go through in order to get the best elements onto the timeline.
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What Should an Editor Look at First in a Shot?
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What Should an Editor Look at First in a Shot?

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February 18, 2022
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the psychological grading system that is at work when the mind is confronted by a new shot.
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How Can We Create Value in the Mind of Our Clients?
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How Can We Create Value in the Mind of Our Clients?

by Paddy Bird on
February 11, 2022
by Paddy Bird
It's not good enough to just focus on the craft, there are numerous psychological traits we must be aware of as well.
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The Editor's Guide to Visual Grammar
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The Editor's Guide to Visual Grammar

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January 28, 2022
by Paddy Bird
On this week's episode of Once Upon a Timeline we're going to be discussing the essential subject of visual grammar.
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The Perils of Full Disclosure
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The Perils of Full Disclosure

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January 21, 2022
by Paddy Bird
Knowing when and where to disclose content to our audience is a delicate art.
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BOOTCAMP

The Power Of Music Editing: Part 2

Saturday, Feb 12, 3PM GMT

We’re really excited to announce Part 2 of our Music Editing Bootcamp. The number one skill that high end clients ask for more than any other is the ability to skilfully score sequences. It’s a complex art form within the art of editing and requires deep and intense analysis in order to master it.

We created the foundations of musical editing theory in Part 1 of our Bootcamp series by studying musical structure, tonality, assignment and tempo. Now, it’s time to go more in depth and look at the techniques used in pro edit suites around the world.

This is why we’ve developed a series of 2 hour, live Bootcamps dedicated to mastering this little known part of the art of editing.

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SUMMER SCHOOL

A Week of Creative Intensity

Mon 9 Aug – Sat 14 Aug 2021

Put yourself in the hot seat this summer with the most in-depth editing course on the planet. We’ve deliberately built this elite level Summer School for you: the editor who wants to take their creative skills to a whole new level.

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MASTERS

Free Taster Course: MFA Craft Editing

26 July - 5 August 2021
16-26 August 2021

This taster course will give you hands-on experience of the MFA Craft Edit Masters, the industry's first professional editing course where the focus is on the art form rather than the software or technology.

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Black Friday Course Sale

50% Off All Courses Using Code BF21

Yes, the best time of the year to grab bargains is back! From Friday 26th November you’ll be able to get your first membership at a huge discount or upgrade your current membership for a fraction of the price.

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Are you Drowning in a Sea of Technical Editing Courses?

It’s frustrating that every single course on the market teaches you all about the software but nothing about how to edit. The industry doesn’t care how many buttons you’ve memorised, it cares whether you can craft powerful films.
Start focusing on the skills clients actually want.
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