Creative Pruning: Cultivating The Garden On Our Timeline

by Paddy Bird on
May 20, 2021

One of the most fulfilling parts of editing is the final stage. Once we've done the heavy lifting of assembly and fine cutting the mind of the editor has to move towards the lighter touches of delicacy and perfectionism.

Nothing should leave our edit suite without us making it the very best it can be and going through and pruning all of the last details to make sure everything is perfect is essential.

In this week's show, I'm going to break down exactly what we look for during this stage and how we cultivate this particular mindset. If we get it right, the sense of satisfaction and completion is utterly addictive!

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Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Earth In The Beginning

Composer: Mederic Bourgue
Publisher: Kapagama
Album: Beauty Of Nature
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Track 2: Natural Love

Composer: Mederic Bourgue
Publisher: Kapagama
Album: Beauty Of Nature
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Track 3: Sense Of Wonderment

Composers: Emanuel Kallins & Steve Skinner
Publisher: First Digital Music
Album: Helping Hands
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Track 4: Wind Of Change

Composer: Mederic Bourgue
Publisher: Kapagama
Album: Beauty Of Nature
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Track 5: Arise

Composer: Steve Carter
Publisher: Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd
Album: The Beauty Of It All
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