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Tenacity, Hustle & Drive: The Inspirational Editing Journey of David Fisher Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
January 14, 2021

There are so many obstacles to getting that first big break in drama editing, and it requires a very particular, tenacious drive and a never-give-up mindset. Our guest today personifies that state of mind, and he’s come on the show to tell us his inspirational story, the supremely talented editor of the HBO and BBC fantasy drama series His Dark Materials, David Fisher.

Also, you can now go and book a front-row seat to this month’s live Bootcamp webinar. Our four-hour January masterclass is going to teach you every single thing you need to know about the completely misunderstood and undervalued art of sync cutting.

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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.

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Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: What Have We Done

Composer: Martin Tillmann, Matteo Pagamici
Publisher: Atmosphere Music Ltd
Album: Factual Underscores: Evolutions
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Track 2: Kingdoms Above

Composer: Enrico Cacace,Lorenzo Castellarin
Publisher: Atmosphere Music Ltd
Album: Epic Inspirations
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Track 3: On Golden Hills

Composer: Sam Cleeve
Publisher: NSLE Music
Album: Cinematic Stories Vol. 2
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Track 4: Great Beyond

Composer: Sam Cleeve
Publisher: NSLE Music
Album: Cinematic Stories Vol. 2
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BOOTCAMP

Actuality: Mastering The Art of Observational Editing

Saturday, April 24, 3PM GMT

Actuality is the most popular genre in worldwide broadcast output today. With high shooting ratios and short deadlines, actuality editors are some of the fastest in the industry. But it is a very complex art form to cut with tons of unique visual grammar that needs to be obeyed.

In this month’s Bootcamp we’ll take you though all of the techniques and concepts used by the pros in reality TV and observational documentary.

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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.

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