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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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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

Sync Cutting: The Masterful Art of Editing Speech

Saturday, January 23, 3PM GMT

Designing the perfect construction of a character’s words to camera is a complex part of the art of editing. In this four-hour masterclass Paddy will take you through dozens of sequences and explain the techniques used by high end editors. Through sync selection, emotional analysis, audience impact and narrative journalism you’ll come away with every skill you need to build elite level sync sequences.

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