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Can A Monkey Learn To Edit? : Cmd+Edit 051

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Episode 51 Command Edit Podcast for Post Production Editors Can Anyone Be Taught to Edit?

Can a monkey be taught to edit?

Or at least can any HUMAN be taught to edit? This is the question we set out to answer in this week's episode.

We live in a time where anyone could certainly have access to the gear and training necessary to start learning. And for some it's a prickly topic of conversation about how so many up-and-comers are diluting the market and creating too much competition for the rest of us.

Or is there far more to it that simply cannot be taught and will always separate the "button mashers" who only know the shortcuts to those of us who call ourselves storytellers and rely more on theory and technique of what makes a good edit?

More and more editors are filling the market each year, as well there are more companies that are turning to training their in-house staff the basics of Adobe Premiere to save money on hiring an outside freelancer.

Listen up to Episode 51 and let us know what you think in the comments section below.