Great use of eye trace (Mad Max) – Great videos

Do you ever wonder… how Mad Max was edited so fast and you never felt that sickness about the cuts? Well, there is a reason why it’s so smooth, clean and engaging. And it’s because of the perfect care on the eye trace. Look at it, it’s short and cool.

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The art of action editing

Very soon “The art of action editing” will be released by Film Editing Pro. The full course will teach you the art of action editing going step by step through the process of cutting a professional fight scene. One of the things I like, is that you can go as deep as you want, depending on […]

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Save yourself years of experience

  Let me tell you, this is the thing you always wanted to see on the internet about editing. What you were looking for by watching many tutorials about software, looking for that new gem that will make your life a little bit easier and faster on the editing room. That will close a gap […]

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What most editors ignore about the rule of six

By now you should be familiar with the rule of six by Walter Murch. If you are on editing, you have heard about it. (If not, go and read “In the blink of an eye” or go here ). One thing I found interesting is that most editors get the six concepts (Emotion, Story, Rythm, […]

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ACE interpretations and values & principles of film editing

I don’t know if you had the chance to look at some ACE’s videos called “Film Editing: Interpretations and values (The gun smoke video)” and “Principles of Film Editing”. If not, it might be a good idea to order this 37 min. DVD. It’s usually on the ACE’s website, but I don’t know for how long […]

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Accelerate a performance

Sometimes is better to just stay in the shot, to make our reaction and responses look like a single shot when you don’t have a clean performance by you actors (or maybe it is a great performance but things have moved in another direction). Today we have resources like fluid morph (Media Composer) or morph […]

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Editor’s basic mistake: Not having a Track Laying system (Part 1/2)

Many editors just get right to the timeline, ignoring the importance of track laying. This a two part series, here I will cover some of the basics, the second part will be about execution. What are the benefits of track laying? 1. There is no time wasted in the long run (while the timeline get more and […]

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Editor’s internal rhythm (musicality).

I have found that many good editors have this musicality inside of them. It is not a rule, but it is so true in some many levels. This might not be true for many editors, because to tell a story effectively, you need other kind of skills like to know how to sustain attention and drama […]

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Right Emotion + Movement = Cinematic

Here is great essay that will help you improve your storytelling. One of the things we need to do is keep the audience engaged in a very natural flow. Knowing where to cut and why we receive certain angles make all difference. Sometimes, it can be frustrating that some directors won’t have this in mind, and […]

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Inside the edit

  I had the opportunity and luck to spend over 60K+ dollars on my professional training to master the craft of editing. From books, courses, tutorials, events and magazines (without considering hardware and software, just training). So, let me tell you Inside The Edit is the BEST online training I ever had… Let me repeat that, […]

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Some EditFest 2014 moments

I had the opportunity to be at EditFest LA 2014. It was my first one and it was incredible. The event opens your mind to different ideas, workflows and content. Somehow is like experimenting editing realities through others experience. Also, it feels cool and comforting to talk to both, established and aspiring editors, it makes […]

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Practice the craft

People out there interested in film editing, are interested on editing (do it). Sometimes we are attached to particular type of projects, we want to try something different or maybe we are starting our career and we want to show more of what we are capable of. Editors might tell you that you will have your […]

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Fitness in post

Sometimes we think about our craft, the tools, the job. It’s easy to forget about our health. Fitness in post is a great idea and website to avoid our death by working in post. Take a look at it. In the program you will find solutions to: Your way of eating, better food, better metabolism […]

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Hear collaborators

I’ve decided that in the category of this blog called “Great videos”. I’m going to make more regular, small posts about interesting things that I found. Not just anything, but some that I think are important for any editor or I just have something to say. Note: You can access the different categories by scrolling […]

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Feeling the edit

There are many factors of the craft that will make a sequence or a cut work, but for now let’s assume that we all know that and let’s talk about one of those factors, “feeling”. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I love editing, because you have a lot of control on feeling and structure. It’s […]

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Power of knowledge

Some editors like to make unusual edit rooms to adapt their tools to their needs, in this case Alan Bell uses a gamer mouse and a pen. Why not? He is not a keyboard editor and maybe he is a demonstration that speed is not limited to keyboard shortcuts. Once again, we see that there […]

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Walter Murch – On editing

Here is a documentary about Walter Murch. It is helpful and somehow inspiring if you are starting your career as an editor. It is a great approach to the editing craft (this is not software or buttons, which you can find a lot today). If you really had struggled with film projects this is going […]

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William Goldenberg talks Argo

Here is great talk with William Goldenberg (Academy award winner) for his editing job in Argo. This is one of the thoughts around the talk: “You have to work tiredly with a great attitude don’t take criticism personally, understand that everything is about the movie not about you, it’s about making the movie better. Sometimes people […]

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New links, more possibilities

Here are some news about the blog. In the welcome post I suggested some books and links for the aspiring editor. Today I’m going to leave more references to let you have different options to learn about this craft and make community. This blog will have a page called “Links” at the top, so you […]

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