Once Upon a Timeline

Season 1

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Thank You for Being Part of Our New Editing Community
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Thank You for Being Part of Our New Editing Community

by Paddy Bird on
December 10, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Much love to you all and see you again on January 7th 2021!
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Trust, Self Reliance & Behavioural Dynamics in the Edit Suite: In Conversation With Joanna Naugle Part 2
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Trust, Self Reliance & Behavioural Dynamics in the Edit Suite: In Conversation With Joanna Naugle Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
December 3, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his interview with comedy editor, Joanna Naugle.
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Comedy, Improv and Timing: In Conversation with Joanna Naugle
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Comedy, Improv and Timing: In Conversation with Joanna Naugle

by Paddy Bird on
November 26, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week paddy is joined by the supremely accomplished comedy editor, Joanna Naugle.
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Should We Edit Our Own Footage?
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Should We Edit Our Own Footage?

by Paddy Bird on
November 19, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses whether if we shoot our footage should we also edit it ourselves.
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Manipulation, Symbolism and the Making of an Editing Renegade: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 2
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Manipulation, Symbolism and the Making of an Editing Renegade: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
November 12, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his chat with the extremely talented editor, Lasse Järvi.
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Style, Portraiture and the Editor as Writer: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 1
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Style, Portraiture and the Editor as Writer: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
November 5, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by the extremely talented editor, Lasse Järvi.
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The 3 Stages of Edit Mastery
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The 3 Stages of Edit Mastery

by Paddy Bird on
October 29, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the first of three stages in edit mastery is often not talked about, imitation.
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How Daft Punk Taught Me to Score Scenes
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How Daft Punk Taught Me to Score Scenes

by Paddy Bird on
October 22, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the ability to score to a high level.
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Pigeonholing: How to Break Free From Genre
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Pigeonholing: How to Break Free From Genre

by Paddy Bird on
October 15, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses how we break free from pigeonholing within the industry and into our dream genre.
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Building Creative Freedom: The Career of an Editing Nomad
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Building Creative Freedom: The Career of an Editing Nomad

by Paddy Bird on
October 8, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the forces that have made becoming an independent editor more possible than ever.
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Ring Fencing: The Editor’s Antidote to Uncertainty
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Ring Fencing: The Editor’s Antidote to Uncertainty

by Paddy Bird on
October 1, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the uncertainty of time and the techniques to alleviate the stress of a looming deadline.
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Journalistic Compression: The Art of Selecting Essential Sync
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Journalistic Compression: The Art of Selecting Essential Sync

by Paddy Bird on
September 24, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the other type of compression you find in editing… journalistic compression.
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The People vs Interview Transcripts: The Case For & Against
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The People vs Interview Transcripts: The Case For & Against

by Paddy Bird on
September 17, 2020
by Paddy Bird
In this week’s show the court of Inside The Edit is in session.
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Propaganda, Perfectionism & Structure: In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 2
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Propaganda, Perfectionism & Structure: In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 2

by Paddy Bird on
September 10, 2020
by Paddy Bird
The final part of our fantastic talk with master documentary editor, Will Znidaric.
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Truth, Ethics & The Power of Documentary:  In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 1
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Truth, Ethics & The Power of Documentary: In Conversation with Will Znidaric Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
September 3, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by the extremely talented editor, Will Znidaric.
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How to Streamline Our Sequences
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How to Streamline Our Sequences

by Paddy Bird on
August 27, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week we’re talking about the essential ability to streamline our sequences
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Cultivating Memories for Editing
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Cultivating Memories for Editing

by Paddy Bird on
August 20, 2020
by Paddy Bird
A fascinating and reflective dive into the mind and what it takes to become an editing artist.
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Method Editing: Cutting in Character
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Method Editing: Cutting in Character

by Paddy Bird on
August 13, 2020
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the mentality of method editing he learned through acting.
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 2
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 2

by Paddy Bird on
August 6, 2020
by Paddy Bird
The conclusion to Paddy's interview with master film editor, Eddie Hamilton, A.C.E.
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 1
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In Conversation: Eddie Hamilton PART 1

by Paddy Bird on
July 30, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy is joined by master film editor, Eddie Hamilton, A.C.E.
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How to Design Character Behaviour on Screen
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How to Design Character Behaviour on Screen

by Paddy Bird on
July 23, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy discusses one of the most fascinating areas of our craft, human behaviour.
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How To Give Perfect Editing Feedback
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How To Give Perfect Editing Feedback

by Paddy Bird on
July 16, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy outlines how to communicate the perfect feedback.
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Essential Editing Skills for the Self Shooter
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Essential Editing Skills for the Self Shooter

by Paddy Bird on
July 9, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy discusses editing theory from the point of view of one of the unsung creative roles in our industry.
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The Greatest Fallacy in Editing
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The Greatest Fallacy in Editing

by Paddy Bird on
July 2, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy exposes the decades long lie that is at the centre of learning the art of editing.
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The Power of Editing
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The Power of Editing

by Paddy Bird on
June 25, 2020
by Paddy Bird
Paddy breaks down the power that we have as editors to direct the emotional state of our audience.
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BOOTCAMP

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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SUMMER SCHOOL

A Week of Creative Intensity

Mon 9 Aug – Sat 14 Aug 2021

Put yourself in the hot seat this summer with the most in-depth editing course on the planet. We’ve deliberately built this elite level Summer School for you: the editor who wants to take their creative skills to a whole new level.

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MASTERS

Free Taster Course: MFA Craft Editing

26 July - 5 August 2021
16-26 August 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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Are you Drowning in a Sea of Technical Editing Courses?

It’s frustrating that every single course on the market teaches you all about the software but nothing about how to edit. The industry doesn’t care how many buttons you’ve memorised, it cares whether you can craft powerful films.
Start focusing on the skills clients actually want.
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