Once Upon a Timeline

Season 3

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The Fundamental Laws of Shot Selection
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The Fundamental Laws of Shot Selection

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May 13, 2022
by Paddy Bird
Paddy breaks down what we need to go through in order to get the best elements onto the timeline.
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What Should an Editor Look at First in a Shot?
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What Should an Editor Look at First in a Shot?

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February 18, 2022
by Paddy Bird
This week Paddy discusses the psychological grading system that is at work when the mind is confronted by a new shot.
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How Can We Create Value in the Mind of Our Clients?
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How Can We Create Value in the Mind of Our Clients?

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February 11, 2022
by Paddy Bird
It's not good enough to just focus on the craft, there are numerous psychological traits we must be aware of as well.
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The Editor's Guide to Visual Grammar
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The Editor's Guide to Visual Grammar

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January 28, 2022
by Paddy Bird
On this week's episode of Once Upon a Timeline we're going to be discussing the essential subject of visual grammar.
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The Perils of Full Disclosure
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The Perils of Full Disclosure

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January 21, 2022
by Paddy Bird
Knowing when and where to disclose content to our audience is a delicate art.
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In Conversation with Carly Brown Part 2
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In Conversation with Carly Brown Part 2

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December 10, 2021
by Paddy Bird
In this week's episode I conclude my conversation with Carly Brown.
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In Conversation With Carly Brown Part 1
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In Conversation With Carly Brown Part 1

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December 3, 2021
by Paddy Bird
In this week's episode I speak to Carly Brown, The hugely talented editor.
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In Defence of Jump Cuts
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In Defence of Jump Cuts

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November 26, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week's show is an encyclopaedic study of this enormous part of our art form, jump cuts.
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The Chameleon Effect: Working With Directors
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The Chameleon Effect: Working With Directors

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November 19, 2021
by Paddy Bird
This week I discuss the power balance in the edit suite and all of the psychological aspects at play.
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Story Arcs: What Every Creative Editor Needs to Know
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Story Arcs: What Every Creative Editor Needs to Know

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November 11, 2021
by Paddy Bird
What is a Story Arc? Are they important? How do we build one on our timeline?
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BOOTCAMP

The Power Of Music Editing: Part 2

Saturday, Feb 12, 3PM GMT

We’re really excited to announce Part 2 of our Music Editing Bootcamp. The number one skill that high end clients ask for more than any other is the ability to skilfully score sequences. It’s a complex art form within the art of editing and requires deep and intense analysis in order to master it.

We created the foundations of musical editing theory in Part 1 of our Bootcamp series by studying musical structure, tonality, assignment and tempo. Now, it’s time to go more in depth and look at the techniques used in pro edit suites around the world.

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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