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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

The path to edit mastery is never easy. It’s full of both highs and lows. We can navigate the dark waters of the post-production world; the politics, the production companies, and the crazy clients. But no matter how much we seek to control and overcome the numerous obstacles that are thrust upon us, there's the battle that will always be there if we let it....with our fear.

Dan Crinnion has been nominated for a BAFTA, nominated for an Emmy, won the prestigious ACE EDDIE award for television drama, and he has come face to face with these internal struggles. In this week's show, not only does he tell us his story of how he rose through the ranks, but he also gives a ton of wisdom around battling the inner demons of creative confidence.

We’re really lucky to have this amazing editor on the show this week to learn from his journey!

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Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Time Ticks On

Composer: Phillip John Gregory
Publisher: Being Human Music
Album: HOPES & FEARS - Reflective Piano
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Track 2: Memories of Simpler Times

Composer: Phillip John Gregory
Publisher: Being Human Music
Album: HOPES & FEARS - Reflective Piano
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Track 3: Fireflies

Composer: Phillip John Gregory
Publisher: Being Human Music
Album: HOPES & FEARS - Reflective Piano
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Track 4: Dance of the Butterflies

Composer: Phillip John Gregory
Publisher: Being Human Music
Album: HOPES & FEARS - Reflective Piano
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Mastering The Magic of Montage Editing

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Make no mistake, montage is one of the most powerful spectacles we can construct in editing. It serves so many purposes and can create so many powerful emotions if crafted well. But understanding the theories and techniques beneath this alluring visual skill is by no means simple.

In this month’s Bootcamp Paddy demystifies the art of montage by taking apart all of it’s laws and giving you the tools and techniques to build this irresistible visual stylisation. Quite simply, if you do not master this particular part of our art form, you are an incomplete editor.

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