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.

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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The Power Of Music Editing: Part 1

Saturday, Dec 4, 3PM GMT

Music is one of the most powerful forces on the human consciousness. It is also one of the greatest weapons an editor can have when crafting the emotional journey of the audience. A perfectly scored scene can make our viewers laugh, cry, shock them or break their hearts.

However, next to nothing is taught about the actual rules of how to cut music to a professional level. Search the internet and you’ll find very little in the way of music editing theory and techniques.

This is why we’ve developed a series of 2 hour, live Bootcamps dedicated to mastering this little known part of the art of editing.

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