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Manipulation, Symbolism and the Making of an Editing Renegade: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
November 12, 2020

It is rare to hear an editor talk about negatively perceived editing issues, like manipulation, in such a frank and honest way. This week Lasse Järvi does that and more in the second part of our epic interview with the maverick documentary editor.

Lasse talks about the weaknesses and strengths of documentary thinking, what can be taken from drama in terms of structural techniques, and his thoughts on visual symbolism.

A masterclass in editing theory in itself, our chat with Lasse is full of insights, wisdom and laughs. I know you’re going to love it as much as I did!

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Track 1: Almost Over

Composer: Laurent Lombard
Publisher: Kapagama
Album: Old School Hip Hop
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Track 2: Fight Night

Composer: Steven David Fay
Publisher: NSLE Music
Album: Hip Hop Hits Vol. 2
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Track 3: Never Enough

Composer: Steven David Fay
Publisher: NSLE Music
Album: Hip Hop Hits Vol. 2
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Track 4: Sexy Nothing

Composer: James Edjouma
Publisher: Koka MediaUniversal Publishing Production Music France
Album: Hip Hop Story - The Old School
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