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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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Passion, Humility & Exploitation: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 2
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Passion, Humility & Exploitation: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
April 8, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his interview with Dan Crinnion ACE
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Fear & Loathing in the Edit Suite: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 1
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Fear & Loathing in the Edit Suite: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
April 1, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by editor, Dan Crinnion ACE
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Hitting the Target: Finding the Meaning of a Scene
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Hitting the Target: Finding the Meaning of a Scene

by Paddy Bird on
February 26, 2021
by Paddy Bird
How do we find out what the scene is about with loads of footage and endless possibilities?
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The Power of Backstory
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The Power of Backstory

by Paddy Bird on
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

by Paddy Bird on
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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The People vs Interview Transcripts: The Case For & Against
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The People vs Interview Transcripts: The Case For & Against

by Paddy Bird on
September 17, 2020
by Paddy Bird
In this week’s show the court of Inside The Edit is in session.
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Propaganda, Perfectionism & Structure: In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 2
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Propaganda, Perfectionism & Structure: In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
September 10, 2020
by Paddy Bird
The final part of our fantastic talk with master documentary editor, Will Znidaric.
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Truth, Ethics & The Power of Documentary:  In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 1
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Truth, Ethics & The Power of Documentary: In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
September 3, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by the extremely talented editor, Will Znidaric.
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How to Streamline Our Sequences
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How to Streamline Our Sequences

by Paddy Bird on
August 27, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week we’re talking about the essential ability to streamline our sequences
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Cultivating Memories for Editing
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Cultivating Memories for Editing

by Paddy Bird on
August 20, 2020
by Paddy Bird
A fascinating and reflective dive into the mind and what it takes to become an editing artist.
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Method Editing: Cutting in Character
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Method Editing: Cutting in Character

by Paddy Bird on
August 13, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the mentality of method editing he learned through acting.
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 2
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 2

by Paddy Bird on
August 6, 2020
by Paddy Bird
The conclusion to Paddy's interview with master film editor, Eddie Hamilton, A.C.E.
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 1
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 1

by Paddy Bird on
July 30, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy is joined by master film editor, Eddie Hamilton, A.C.E.
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How to Design Character Behaviour on Screen
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How to Design Character Behaviour on Screen

by Paddy Bird on
July 23, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy discusses one of the most fascinating areas of our craft, human behaviour.
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How To Give Perfect Editing Feedback
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How To Give Perfect Editing Feedback

by Paddy Bird on
July 16, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy outlines how to communicate the perfect feedback.
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Essential Editing Skills for the Self Shooter
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Essential Editing Skills for the Self Shooter

by Paddy Bird on
July 9, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy discusses editing theory from the point of view of one of the unsung creative roles in our industry.
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The Greatest Fallacy in Editing
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The Greatest Fallacy in Editing

by Paddy Bird on
July 2, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy exposes the decades long lie that is at the centre of learning the art of editing.
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BOOTCAMP

Actuality: Mastering The Art of Observational Editing

Saturday, April 24, 3PM GMT

Actuality is the most popular genre in worldwide broadcast output today. With high shooting ratios and short deadlines, actuality editors are some of the fastest in the industry. But it is a very complex art form to cut with tons of unique visual grammar that needs to be obeyed.

In this month’s Bootcamp we’ll take you though all of the techniques and concepts used by the pros in reality TV and observational documentary.

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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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