Command+Edit Podcast

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Talking About Stranger Things: Episode 58

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Episode 58 of Command Edit Podcast Editing of Stranger Things

Nick is tired because of a wrap party on his recent feature and Josh has been off of caffeine for a while...but it doesn't matter because we're so excited to talk about Stranger Things!


Okay so we are a little late to the party with this one but it was recorded so long ago and Nick kind of dropped the ball on posting new episodes in the last couple of weeks (and he's sorry!).

But we have a number of good episodes ready to go for the next while so strap in and press play.

Stranger Things was an instant game-changer when it came out, playing to viewers' nostalgia of the 80's and delivering a smattering of well-written characters with a good mystery adventure to take us on.

We chat about our experience with the series, why we felt it was hyped up as much as it was, and also what this could mean for any trends the filmmaking world will see as a result of its success.

This includes an increase in directors requesting that 80's style synth score and the title font for their own film. Not joking, within 2 days of the series premiering Nick got a request from his director to use the Stranger Things score as a temp track for their movie. *facepalm*

We have our favourite moments and our notes on the overall editing style and pace of the story.

But we want to hear from you! Leave us a comment over on or tweet us @CommandEdit with what you loved/hated about the series. And what would you do if a director asked you to replicate something from it simply because audiences loved the show?