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The Best Way To Get Started Learning About Editing Movies

Updated: Jan 11, 2023

The Best Way To Get Started Learning About Editing Movies

What are the best ways to get started learning about editing movies?

When I first got interested in film editing, I had a hard time figuring out where to start.

Here are 3 great ways for you to get started 👇🏼


📚 Read This Book

“In the Blink of an Eye” by Walter Murch. In this essay, Murch discusses: 1) the different approaches to editing 2) continuity and alternatives to 3) the four dimensions of editing



📺 Watch This YouTube Video

A wonderful 17-minute interview with Thelma Schoonmaker. Thelma discusses: 1) editing with Martin Scorsese 2) narrative structure & telling a good story 3) collaborating with directors 4) recreating the story in the edit



🎙️Listen To This Podcast

“How to Get Started in Editing” by Jordan Orme & Hayden Hillier-Smith Learn: 1) how to get noticed by professionals 2) if film school is necessary 3) the importance of having a reel 4) how to break into the film industry as an editor

🔗 https://apple.co/3VY7u6A Or… explore editing on a much deeper level and watch their entire video podcast on YouTube “The Editing Podcast” 🔗 https://youtube.com/@EditingPodcast



These 3 resources will speed up your learning process.

I’m excited to hear your thoughts on them.

I’d also love to learn what resources have benefited you.

See you tomorrow. Matt Cici


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