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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 2

by Paddy Bird on
August 6, 2020

Yep, Eddie’s back! One of the coolest guys to ever sit in front of a timeline has returned to impart more wise words, insight and advice on crafting a career in feature film editing.

In part two of this fascinating interview, Eddie tells us how he communicates with directors and creates the perfect environment for creative collaboration. He also talks about many of the films that taught him the intricacies of pace and timing as well as how to edit archive footage. And his insights into how we should make ourselves incredibly valuable on any production are extremely useful.

Yet again, listening to an editing artist who has risen to the very top of their genre is very inspiring and I’m sure you’ll get a lot out of it.

Some of Eddie's Work

Resources Mentioned in the Episode

In this week’s episode Eddie mentioned two books which really helped him with his creativity and his storytelling abilities. These aren’t affiliate links, just more great content that Eddie’s recommends.

'Creativity, Inc' by Ed Catmull

Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull

'Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story' by John Yorke

This Week's Competition Question

This Week's Competition Question

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What is your favourite edited action sequence from any of Eddie’s movies and why?

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Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Rise of an Empire

Time: 0:00
Composer: Daniel Jay Nielsen
Publisher: Atmosphere Music Ltd
Album: Orion
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Track 2: Fight For Freedom

Time: 45:12
Composer: Andrew Blaney
Publisher: Universal Trailer Series
Album: The Beginning
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Track 3: Particle Displacement

Time: 47:42
Composer: Sam Dodson
Publisher: Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd
Album: Drones & Atmospheres
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