Inside The Edit Podcast: Once Upon a Timeline
Once Upon a Timeline

Once Upon a Timeline

The Official Inside The Edit Podcast

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

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."
Review

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!"
Review

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!"
Review

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."
Review

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."
Review

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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Goodbye Season 2: Season 3 coming in September
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Goodbye Season 2: Season 3 coming in September

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August 3, 2021
by Paddy Bird
What an enjoyable time we've had on Season 2 of Once Upon a Timeline.
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome: The Curse of The Modern Filmmaker
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome: The Curse of The Modern Filmmaker

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June 24, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the curse of the modern filmmaker.
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The 3 Most Important Words in Editing
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The 3 Most Important Words in Editing

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June 18, 2021
by Paddy Bird
These three words get us out of a thousand different problems and so we could say they are super words!
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Embracing Complexity: The Essential Guide to Edit Intelligence
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Embracing Complexity: The Essential Guide to Edit Intelligence

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June 11, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the many art forms that can teach us how to embrace complexity
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Edit ROI: Maximising Creative Investment
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Edit ROI: Maximising Creative Investment

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June 4, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses how vital it is in today’s editing world that we intelligently plan.
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Creative Pruning: Cultivating The Garden On Our Timeline
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Creative Pruning: Cultivating The Garden On Our Timeline

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May 20, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy breaks down one of the most fulfilling parts of editing, the final stage.
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The Ruthless Art of Subtraction
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The Ruthless Art of Subtraction

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May 7, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the art of subtracting content and never looking back.
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The Narrative Tuning Fork: Creating Emotional Resonance
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The Narrative Tuning Fork: Creating Emotional Resonance

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April 30, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses a concept that is used in many different genres.
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Manufacturing Authenticity
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Manufacturing Authenticity

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April 15, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses creating a very specific feeling for our audience, authenticity.
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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

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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

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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 People vs Interview Transcripts: The Case For & Against
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The People vs Interview Transcripts: The Case For & Against

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

The Genius of Intercutting

Saturday, July 3, 3PM BST

Intercutting is such a valuable part of the editing process and mastering it gives us an incredibly high-end vision of what's possible in any kind of sequence. Our ability to build great structure, intelligence, journalism and style when we weave visual and narrative elements together are skills that every director is attracted to.

You will not be the same editor after this month's Bootcamp as these are structural skills that separate us from the everyday YouTube editor who's just learnt the software. We are going to teach you all of the laws, logic and nuances of this powerful part 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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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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