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How To Give Perfect Editing Feedback

by Paddy Bird on
July 16, 2020

This week we’re discussing one of the key skills that a successful editor must have that has nothing to do with the craft. There are a long list of communication and psychological based skills that are absolutely essential for a successful career in editing. Front and centre amongst them is the ability to give perfect feedback to our clients.

This is a fascinating subject as we start to get into the psychology of the edit suite and all of the skills outside of our creative talent that determine the success of our careers.

Outside The Edit Episode 2: The Magnetic Editor

As I referenced in this week’s show here is one of the episodes from our edit suite psychology series Outside The Edit. This series, popular with our members, examines all of the psychology at play in a professional edit suite and what behavioural traits we can cultivate and adapt in order to get clients lining up to work with us.

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Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Binary Age

Time: 0:00
Composers: David Nicholas Poore, Neil James Davidge
Publisher: BBC Production Music
Album: Future Cities
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Track 2: The Cloud Base

Time: 10:10
Composers: David Nicholas Poore, Neil James Davidge
Publisher: BBC Production Music
Album: Future Cities
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Track 3: Quantum Tech

Time: 23:34
Composers: David Nicholas Poore, Neil James Davidge
Publisher: BBC Production Music
Album: Future Cities
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Track 4: Bright Eventuality

Composers: David Nicholas Poore, Neil James Davidge
Publisher: BBC Production Music
Album: Future Cities
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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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5 April - 16 April 2021

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