Style, Portraiture and the Editor as Writer: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
November 5, 2020

Some months back I watched HBO’s monumental documentary series, The Defiant Ones, and was absolutely blown away. It’s one of the best music documentaries I’ve ever seen. It’s the story of two legends, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine, and has got pretty much every major musician of the last 30 years in it. 

It’s highly intelligent in its structure, amazingly scored and the visual style is nothing short of stunning. On today’s show we’re lucky enough to have the first in a two-part conversation with one of the editors, Lasse Järvi. Lasse and I talked for hours about some fascinating subjects and it was so interesting getting his perspective on the art of documentary editing. I learned a ton and I know you will too.

Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Borough Love

Composer: Alexander Hitchens
Publisher: Killer Tracks
Album: Boom Bap Beats
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Track 2: Down For The Set

Composer: Kenny Ray Moron
Publisher: First Digital Music
Album: The Franchise: Golden Age Hip Hop
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Track 3: Pulse Hop

Composer: Michael Garcia, Sebastian Barnaby Robertson
Publisher: Killer Tracks
Album: Entertainment News Pulse
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Track 4: Westside Funk

Composer: Sebastian Barnaby Robertson, Wynter Nicole Williams
Publisher: Killer Tracks, Open Note
Album: Party Beats
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Track 5: Stars Shine On

Composer: Skinny Williams,Timothy Kvasnosky
Publisher: First Digital MusicZFC Music
Album: Soular Groovin' - Ambient R&B And Funky EDM
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