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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!

Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

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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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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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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