Command+Edit Podcast

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Movies for Every Video Editor : Episode 69

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Command Edit Podcast Episode 69 Movies for every film video editor to study and learn from

Last week we gave you some book suggestions to further improve your editing skills. But we know you are mostly visual learners so this week we'll give you some suggestions for movies that you should study, analyze and learn from.

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Music track used in this episode: The West Lands, Matt Wigton

Unique Storytelling:

  • Memento
  • Pulp Fiction

Fast-Paced Sequences:

  • Whiplash
  • Snatch
  • Fury Road
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • City of God

Poor Examples of Fast-Paced Cutting:

  • Underworld: Blood Wars
  • Taken 3

Slow-Paced Sequences (the Slow Burn effect):

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Godfather Part II

Strange/Traumatic Sequences:

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Pi

How to Edit Conversations/Dialogue:

  • Jaws
  • The Social Network

Our listeners suggested:

  • Paterson - Denis Velinsky
  • Side-by-Side - Patrick Boyd and Mark Kipling
  • Requiem for a Dream - Justin Richardson
  • Raging Bull, Lawrence of Arabia, Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - Liam Cairns
  • JFK - Rhonda Thain
  • Fight Club, The Innkeepers, Silent Hill - Vandrei Jaques

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