Archive | Editing

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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 My Facebook My Twitter @LivingSpiritPix Sign up to my mailing list for updates on events, books and free film making tools

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Editors career plan at BVE 2013

Today I went to the BVE show at the ExCeL center in East London, a three day trade show for film and television people with a very heavy emphasis on tech and software. Avid asked me to present on their stand, which was quite an honour. And with the help of ace editor Eddie Hamilton, […]

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Editing ‘Kick-Ass’, interview with Editor Eddie Hamilton – includes full post production workflow chart

Yesterday I met with my old pal and editor, Eddie Hamilton. Eddie cut ‘Gone Fishing’ (trailer here) for us and most recently (you can buy it here), he has spent 18 months working on Kick-Ass as one of the editors, alongside Jon Harris and double Oscar winner Pietro Scalia, who Eddie speaks about in this […]

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Summer Scars, DVCProHD Feature In Post…

I am just helping a good friend of mine complete his fourth feature film, Summer Scars, shot on DVCProHD Vericam. It looks terrific and it’s now a very tight drama, but two things have resonated while working through these final technical stages. First, Julian, the director, has worked his way through three editors in order […]

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