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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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January 7, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the fuel that drives all creativity itself
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The Power of Editing
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The Power of Editing

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June 25, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy breaks down the power that we have as editors to direct the emotional state of our audience.
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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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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.
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