S

1

E

21

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!

This Week's Competition Question

This Week's Competition Question

All you have to do is email us your name, location and answer to this question...

Attend Our First Bootcamp for Free!

Saturday, December 5th

In our very first live Bootcamp we’re going to take a detailed look at the power of creative editing and many of the skills that separate the keen amateur from the high end professional. This is not software training, these are the skills that turn you into a powerful creative editor.

Book Now

Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Almost Over

Composer: Laurent Lombard
Publisher: Kapagama
Album: Old School Hip Hop
View Track

Track 2: Fight Night

Composer: Steven David Fay
Publisher: NSLE Music
Album: Hip Hop Hits Vol. 2
View Track

Track 3: Never Enough

Composer: Steven David Fay
Publisher: NSLE Music
Album: Hip Hop Hits Vol. 2
View Track

Track 4: Sexy Nothing

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

BOOTCAMP

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.

Book Now

MASTERS

Free Taster Course: MFA Craft Editing

5 April - 16 April 2021

This taster course will give you hands-on experience of the MFA Craft Edit Masters, the industry's first professional editing course where the focus is on the art form rather than the software or technology.

Find Out More

Are you Drowning in a Sea of Technical Editing Courses?

It’s frustrating that every single course on the market teaches you all about the software but nothing about how to edit. The industry doesn’t care how many buttons you’ve memorised, it cares whether you can craft powerful films.
Start focusing on the skills clients actually want.
Learn More