Persistence, Break Throughs & Editing in a Covid World: The Rise of David Fisher Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
January 21, 2021

On this week's show, we have the concluding part of our talk with the very talented David Fisher. David recently cut the big-budget fantasy drama series, His Dark Materials, for HBO and the BBC, but earned his spurs on many long-running dramas and soaps on British television.

From a small village in the north of England with absolutely no connections to film or television,, he relentlessly pursued a career in front of the timeline. While working in McDonald's by day, he was cutting and making films at night, and after several years he got his first big break as an assistant editor on a drama series.

This week, David tells us the second part of his story… how he made that jump to lead editor. What happened, how he did it and how long it took. It’s a great story, and it’s exactly the kind of inspiring tale we love on Once Upon a Timeline.

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Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: A Waltz After Life

Composer: Rob Lane
Publisher: Abbey Road Masters
Album: The Fantasy Orchestra
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Track 2: Let the Spirits Return

Composer: Christian Leslie Henson, Dorothy Elliot Allison,Joe Henson
Publisher: Abbey Road Masters
Album: The Fantasy Orchestra
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Track 3: Celestial Meadows

Composer: Or Kribos, Udi Harpaz
Publisher: Killer Tracks
Album: Symphonic Fantasy
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Track 4: Navigating the Nebulae

Composer: Or Kribos, Udi Harpaz
Publisher: Killer Tracks
Album: Symphonic Fantasy
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