Once Upon a Timeline

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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Fighting the Footage
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Fighting the Footage

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February 26, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy jumps into the ring and teaches us to go toe to toe with the footage that’s been forced upon us.
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The Power of Backstory
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The Power of Backstory

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February 19, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy pays homage to a technique from screenwriting, the powerful tool of backstory.
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Creative Capital: Applying Economic Theory To Our Timeline
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Creative Capital: Applying Economic Theory To Our Timeline

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February 4, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the strong parallels with some economic theories in how we approach the design of any film.
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The Renaissance Editor
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The Renaissance Editor

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January 29, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy takes a detailed look at this concept of The Renaissance Editor.
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Persistence, Break Throughs & Editing in a Covid World: The Rise of David Fisher Part 2
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Persistence, Break Throughs & Editing in a Covid World: The Rise of David Fisher Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
January 21, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his talk with editor, David Fisher.
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Tenacity, Hustle & Drive: The Inspirational Editing Journey of David Fisher Part 1
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Tenacity, Hustle & Drive: The Inspirational Editing Journey of David Fisher Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
January 14, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by the supremely talented editor, David Fisher.
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Sharpening Our Will: The Fuel of the Master Editor
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Sharpening Our Will: The Fuel of the Master Editor

by Paddy Bird on
January 7, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the fuel that drives all creativity itself
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Thank You for Being Part of Our New Editing Community
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Thank You for Being Part of Our New Editing Community

by Paddy Bird on
December 10, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Much love to you all and see you again on January 7th 2021!
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Trust, Self Reliance & Behavioural Dynamics in the Edit Suite: In Conversation With Joanna Naugle Part 2
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Trust, Self Reliance & Behavioural Dynamics in the Edit Suite: In Conversation With Joanna Naugle Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
December 3, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his interview with comedy editor, Joanna Naugle.
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Comedy, Improv and Timing: In Conversation with Joanna Naugle
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Comedy, Improv and Timing: In Conversation with Joanna Naugle

by Paddy Bird on
November 26, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week paddy is joined by the supremely accomplished comedy editor, Joanna Naugle.
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Should We Edit Our Own Footage?
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Should We Edit Our Own Footage?

by Paddy Bird on
November 19, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses whether if we shoot our footage should we also edit it ourselves.
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Manipulation, Symbolism and the Making of an Editing Renegade: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 2
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Manipulation, Symbolism and the Making of an Editing Renegade: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
November 12, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his chat with the extremely talented editor, Lasse Järvi.
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Style, Portraiture and the Editor as Writer: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 1
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Style, Portraiture and the Editor as Writer: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
November 5, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by the extremely talented editor, Lasse Järvi.
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The 3 Stages of Edit Mastery
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The 3 Stages of Edit Mastery

by Paddy Bird on
October 29, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the first of three stages in edit mastery is often not talked about, imitation.
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How Daft Punk Taught Me to Score Scenes
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How Daft Punk Taught Me to Score Scenes

by Paddy Bird on
October 22, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the ability to score to a high level.
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Pigeonholing: How to Break Free From Genre
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Pigeonholing: How to Break Free From Genre

by Paddy Bird on
October 15, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses how we break free from pigeonholing within the industry and into our dream genre.
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Building Creative Freedom: The Career of an Editing Nomad
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Building Creative Freedom: The Career of an Editing Nomad

by Paddy Bird on
October 8, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the forces that have made becoming an independent editor more possible than ever.
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Ring Fencing: The Editor’s Antidote to Uncertainty
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Ring Fencing: The Editor’s Antidote to Uncertainty

by Paddy Bird on
October 1, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the uncertainty of time and the techniques to alleviate the stress of a looming deadline.
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Journalistic Compression: The Art of Selecting Essential Sync
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Journalistic Compression: The Art of Selecting Essential Sync

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September 24, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the other type of compression you find in editing… journalistic compression.
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BOOTCAMP

Essential Picture Cutting Theory

Saturday, February 20, 3PM GMT

The way we design the shots on our timeline is a huge indicator of our skill level. Elite level editors obey a vast range of visual grammar and pacing principles when crafting any sequence. But film schools, online courses and training manuals focus on the software and none of these essential creative principles.

This month's live webinar will teach you everything you need to know about pro level shot cutting. You’ll learn: Shot Flow, Visual Grammar, Pictorial arcs, Tone and pacing, and Stylisation.

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MASTERS

Free Taster Course: MFA Craft Editing

5 April - 16 April 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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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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