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Finding Your Path from Student to Professional Editor with Grace Novak : Episode 86

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Finding Your Path from Student to Professional Editor with Grace Novak

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ON WITH THE SHOW

Josh interviews Grace Novak, a film student and freelance video editor, about her journey into the professional ranks. They discuss her networking strategies, what she is taking away from internships, how to adjust to the professional world, setting up a great website and demo reel, and much more.

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Welcome to 2018 : Episode 84

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Command Edit Podcast Episode 84 Welcome to 2018

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ON WITH THE SHOW

Good-bye, 2017! It's been real.

Hello, 2018! Please be gentle.

Welcome back to another year of Command+Edit, listeners! Thanks for returning. Josh and I play it light for this episode to bring you up to speed on what went down over the holidays and what's to come in the coming weeks for the show.

This episode we get into:

  • New living arrangements, including the complexities of living out of a van
  • Josh's Command+Edit meetup in LA
  • Top Episodes of 2018
  • Movie picks for you to check out
  • What did Santa bring you this year??
  • and more!

 

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An Interview with Mae Manning : Episode 74

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Command Edit Podcast Post Production Interview with Mae Manning

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ON WITH THE SHOW

Mae was bartending and raising a daughter in Atlanta when a producer approached her after seeing her music mashup projects that she continued to work on in her spare time.

Self-taught and self-propelled, after seeing a trailer for Zack Snyder's 300 she immediately vowed to become an editor.

She's a delightful and talented person to begin with but she's also a real-life example of what you should do if you're passionate about your work but have no doors open to you to the industry.

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Networking Essentials for Video Editors with Rhonda Thain

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Command Edit Episode 70 Networking for Video Editors with Rhonda Thain

Josh and special guest Rhonda discuss networking essentials for video editors. They talk about how to make contacts, what kind of contacts to make, how to keep relationships going, how to ask for work, what not to do when you’re networking and so much more.

Also, Josh gives a special announcement :)

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Don't Be a Digital Hoarder : Episode 64

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Command Edit Episode 64 Being a digital hoarder and how to properly archive your editing projects for future use

You often organize the clutter around your desk or office, but what about the e-clutter? All of those projects that need archiving, assets that need managing and all of those loose files on your computer that need a home (or the trash).

We invited Rhonda Thain (editor Brother vs Brother, Brothers Take New Orleans, and Fool Canada) to chat about being a digital hoarder at work, never throwing away any old projects or media files in the off chance that one day they will be needed.

If you've ever said to yourself "You never know!" while transferring that FCP7 project from 2003 onto a hard drive to add to the growing stack on your shelves, then this episode is for you.

Check out the Storified version of all of our follower's answers to the question: How do you archive your projects?

Can You Be Fired for Being Sick?: Episode 55

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Can you be fired from your job for being sick or calling in a sick day

Can you be fired for being sick?

This started as a Twitter discussion from a question Scott Simmons posed earlier. There were many different opinions shared and it's not a simple yes/no question.

So we're here to discuss it further, what are your rights as a freelancer and how should you balance out the responsibilities of the job and your own health?

Do you think an assistant can be rightfully fired for calling in sick?

Do you have a story about coming down with a serious illness and having to push through on a deadline? Let us know in the comments about it.

 

DURING THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING:

[4:30] What have Josh and Nick been working on this week?...

[11:25] Scott Simmons (@EditBlog) asked his Twitter followers if his assistant editor should be replaced because he was sick and didn't show for work. It generated an interesting discussion on Twitter and inspired this week's episode. What is your opinion? Leave it in a comment below and we'll respond to it.

[16:04] The difference between a freelancer and a full-timer when it comes to sick days...

[23:30] LIGHTNING STRIKE!

 

EDIT: Scott wrote on Pro Video Coalition after this Twitter discussion and included a follow-up to this story with the sick AE and how the rest of the project went. Worth noting is the tail section of the article where he gleans some advice for working for/with someone new for the first time. Check out the full article here for 6 tips for working as an assistant for someone new.


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