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.

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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The Power Of Music Editing: Part 1

Saturday, Dec 4, 3PM GMT

Music is one of the most powerful forces on the human consciousness. It is also one of the greatest weapons an editor can have when crafting the emotional journey of the audience. A perfectly scored scene can make our viewers laugh, cry, shock them or break their hearts.

However, next to nothing is taught about the actual rules of how to cut music to a professional level. Search the internet and you’ll find very little in the way of music editing theory and techniques.

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