10 Tips for Beginner Documentary Editors

Here’s a quick list inspired by a video that I have seen today: Make sure all interviews have lip sync. Don’t bring in the lower-thirds simultaneously with the interview (unless you don’t have a choice), and give the audience a chance to look at who is speaking first, before they want to learn about who […]

Just like making a puzzle

Editing is just like making a puzzle. It’s fun, it makes you think, it requires patience, it excites you when you find the right piece and form little sections, and you can’t wait for that moment when the work will be complete and you’ll just sit back and admire it (well, hopefully!). I feel like […]

“5th & Alameda” Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the movie I’ve edited over that past few months. The movie was shot on the RED (Mysterium) and edited on FCP 7.

Happy New Decade!

For some reason it’s not easy to write a blog entry after having neglected the blog for such a long time. I wasn’t lazy, but just very busy. In our industry, we always say “busy is good”, as we all go through rough patches where we have nothing to work on. So I feel blessed […]

How to bring back the audio tracks of a clip in the timeline?

An editor friend of mine just asked me if I knew how to do this on FCP. The method is pretty much the same as the AVID and here is how it goes: Park the playhead over the video clip you want to add audio tracks to. Set the In & Out, but hitting “X” […]

A few kind words

Today I delivered the first episode of the series I had been cutting and my producer handed me a small envelope. Enclosed was this beautiful “Thank You” card handwritten with kind words about my involvement in the show. I thought that was very nice of her. I’ve been working in the industry for over a […]

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