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Picture Locking ‘Seeing Him’

Last weekend, editor Chris Frith and myself, picture locked ‘Seeing Him’.  Everyone in the team felt like we finished the edit weeks ago, but I was also sure we could continue to make improvements. At this stage, I have learned that small changes can often make a big difference in the viewing experience. It’s also […]

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Seven Editorial Tips For Fine Cutting Films

We are in the final stages of fine cutting ‘Seeing Him’, a short film written, produced by and starring Vanessa Bailey. I have stepped into the directors shoes after my good friend Catherine Arton stepped down as director, entrusting me to finish her good work. I have already spent time working with our hugely experienced […]

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Getting Edit Notes From The Producer: Top Ten Tips

Having helped on countless filmmakers working on both shorts and features, I have come to notice certain patterns in the cutting room. Especially in the final days. As the picture lock gets closer, so the idea of ‘we will get to it later’ becomes ever less possible. Options are narrowing, resources are running out and […]

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Something for the weekend? Editing Masterclass with Walter Murch

Legendary editor Walter Murch discusses his career, body of work and editing in this splendid 90 minute masterclass recorded at Sheffield Doc Fest. Splendid stuff! Onwards and upwards! Chris Jones My movies www.LivingSpiritGroup.com My Facebook www.Facebook.com/ChrisJonesFilmmaker My Twitter @LivingSpiritPix Sign up to my mailing list for updates on events, books and free film making tools

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