Once Upon a Timeline

Season 2

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Gear Acquisition Syndrome: The Curse of The Modern Filmmaker
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome: The Curse of The Modern Filmmaker

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June 24, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the curse of the modern filmmaker.
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The 3 Most Important Words in Editing
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The 3 Most Important Words in Editing

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June 18, 2021
by Paddy Bird
These three words get us out of a thousand different problems and so we could say they are super words!
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Embracing Complexity: The Essential Guide to Edit Intelligence
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Embracing Complexity: The Essential Guide to Edit Intelligence

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June 11, 2021
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This week Paddy discusses the many art forms that can teach us how to embrace complexity
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Edit ROI: Maximising Creative Investment
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Edit ROI: Maximising Creative Investment

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June 4, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses how vital it is in today’s editing world that we intelligently plan.
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Creative Pruning: Cultivating The Garden On Our Timeline
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Creative Pruning: Cultivating The Garden On Our Timeline

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May 20, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy breaks down one of the most fulfilling parts of editing, the final stage.
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The Ruthless Art of Subtraction
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The Ruthless Art of Subtraction

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May 7, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the art of subtracting content and never looking back.
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The Narrative Tuning Fork: Creating Emotional Resonance
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The Narrative Tuning Fork: Creating Emotional Resonance

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April 30, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses a concept that is used in many different genres.
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Manufacturing Authenticity
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Manufacturing Authenticity

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April 15, 2021
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This week Paddy discusses creating a very specific feeling for our audience, authenticity.
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Passion, Humility & Exploitation: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 2
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Passion, Humility & Exploitation: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 2

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April 8, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his interview with Dan Crinnion ACE.
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Fear & Loathing in the Edit Suite: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 1
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Fear & Loathing in the Edit Suite: The Growing Pains of Dan Crinnion ACE Part 1

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April 1, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by editor, Dan Crinnion ACE.
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Hitting the Target: Finding the Meaning of a Scene
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Hitting the Target: Finding the Meaning of a Scene

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February 26, 2021
by Paddy Bird
How do we find out what the scene is about with loads of footage and endless possibilities?
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The Power of Backstory
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The Power of Backstory

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February 19, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy pays homage to a technique from screenwriting, the powerful tool of backstory.
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Creative Capital: Applying Economic Theory To Our Timeline
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Creative Capital: Applying Economic Theory To Our Timeline

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February 4, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the strong parallels with some economic theories in how we approach the design of any film.
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The Renaissance Editor
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The Renaissance Editor

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January 29, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy takes a detailed look at this concept of The Renaissance Editor.
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Persistence, Break Throughs & Editing in a Covid World: The Rise of David Fisher Part 2
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Persistence, Break Throughs & Editing in a Covid World: The Rise of David Fisher Part 2

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January 21, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy concludes his talk with editor, David Fisher.
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Tenacity, Hustle & Drive: The Inspirational Editing Journey of David Fisher Part 1
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Tenacity, Hustle & Drive: The Inspirational Editing Journey of David Fisher Part 1

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January 14, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy is joined by the supremely talented editor, David Fisher.
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Sharpening Our Will: The Fuel of the Master Editor
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Sharpening Our Will: The Fuel of the Master Editor

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January 7, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the fuel that drives all creativity itself.
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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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