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An Interview with David Colantuoni, Senior Director of Product Management at Avid : Episode 73

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ON WITH THE SHOW

Josh and special guest David Colantuoni, Senior Director of Product Management at Avid, discuss the upcoming release of Media Composer | First, this year's Avid Connect Conference and what's new and on the horizon for Media Composer.

PS: Josh will be doing some training around Media Composer | First once it is released. Jump on his newsletter to find out more.

 

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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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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.

Tired of being limited to what you can afford when licensing a music track? Soundstripe offers a full library of quality music that you pay with only a subscription. No more individual licensing costs! At $10/mth it pays itself off with your first track download. Get your account and use code COMMANDEDIT to get 10% off for the year (http://soundstripe.grsm.io/e/5Me).

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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Books for Every Video Editor : Episode 68

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Command Edit Podcast Episode 68 Book suggestions for every film editor

In this episode we'll give you some suggestions for books that every editor should read (at least once) in his/her lifetime that will push you a little further in the edit bay.

But first, where do you go for your stock music? Tired of being limited to what you can afford when licensing a music track? Soundstripe is a sponsor of this episode and offers a full library of quality music that you pay with only a subscription. No more individual licensing costs! At $10/mth it pays itself off with your first track download. Get your account and use code COMMANDEDIT to get 10% off for the year (http://soundstripe.grsm.io/e/5Me).

Music track used in this episode: A New Day 2, Marshall Smith

Did you catch the Oscars? Did you cheer for Moonlight or cry over La La Land by the end? While we missed many of the noms this year, we go over some of the big wins from below the line.

Josh's Book Picks:

Nick's Book Picks:

Our listeners suggested:

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Should You Charge for Exporting? : Episode 66

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Command Edit Podcast Episode 66 Should you charge for exporting

Hellooooooo? Can anyone hear us?

Oh, wait. Someone’s there? Oh! It’s you! You, dear listener, are there! Did you forget about us?

We know it’s been awhile. It’s been awhile for us too. We, Nick and Josh, haven’t caught up since before the holidays (yeah…that long ago) and in this episode we get into all sorts of post production topics that have been going on in our lives recently.

  • We’ll dive into Nick’s film, one that’s been in “post hell,” that Nick has been resurrecting.
  • Josh started a new comedy series and had to make a tough choice between starting it in Premiere or Media Composer.
  • Nick applied to join a union, the DGC (Director's Guild of Canada)
  • Josh got a kettle bell and has been using it for exercise at his desk regularly
  • Nick fell in love with the x5 Challenge on fellow post-production podcast, Fitness in Post
  • We talk about Black MirrorDaredevil (again), Six and basically every TV show out there.
Daredevil
Black Mirror

We wrap up the episode talking about an important topic for any editor that charges by the hour.

Do you charge when the computer is working and you aren’t? Do you charge for importing/exporting/rendering/uploading/etc.? Our awesome Facebook group gave us plenty of opinions and we each add our own. Don’t miss this part!

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Interview with Travis Terrell and Micah Sannan from Soundstripe : Episode 65

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Command Edit Podcast Soundstripe music licence subscription Travis Terrell Mika Sassan

"Play it, Sam" - Ilsa, Casablanca

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Finding the right music track for your project can be maddening, what with so many choices to pick from out there. And sometimes you can have trouble finding the words to describe what music track you're searching for. On top of that each music licence has its own price tag so you may be limited by your budget (or your own wallet).

Today we are kicking it off with an interview with Travis Terrell and Micah Sassan from Soundstripe, a subscription-based music library that allows you endless uses of its music tracks for all of your projects till the end of time!

You can sign up for as little as $10/month and have full access to their ever-growing library of music. Need help from a human? They also have friendly support staff available to chat directly with at almost any time.

Josh gushes about these guys and their service throughout this episode, and so Nick has followed suit and purchased a year subscription to the service. Let me tell you it's already paid itself off.

Automatic Customer John Warrillow

We all have those projects that leave little-to-no budget for you to play with when selecting music tracks. Soundstripe solves that problem by making it both affordable and easy to pick the right music track.

Now click play on the episode and check them out for yourself.

Also if you were curious about the book suggestion Travis gives in this episode, it's the Automatic Customer by John Warrillow. Adding it my own reading queue right now.