How To Think Like An Editor – Editing Psychology Course
You are a skilled full-time editor who edits YouTube videos, commercials, or even music videos, but if you want to move to the film industry then trust me, your familiarity with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, After Effects, or any editing software is the least of your worries.
Making the right decision while editing a movie or a TV show could be very intimidating.
When Should I cut this scene?
Should I cut here or not? And why?
How will I connect these scenes?
Is there an editing technique that I should use here?
How could I make this joke funnier or add tension to this scene?
Am I telling the story correctly?
As a film editor, you are the main storyteller of the movie. Your decision will impact your movie’s narrative, tone, and feel.
Do not worry. In this course, we will discuss the psychology behind editing, and by the end of this course, you will feel confident enough to make conscious and purposeful editing decisions.
What Will You Learn?
- How to ask the right questions
- How to think like an editor
- A film editor’s workflow
- Walter Murch’s rule of six
- When to cut and why
- How do cuts and transitions affect your movie
- Cutting and transitioning techniques
The Editors role
Good vs Bad Editor
The Editors workflow
Walter Murch’s Rule of Six
Cut For Emotion
Cut For Story
Cut For Rhythm
Cut For Eye Trace
2D Plane Of Screen
Cut For 3D Space
J and L Cuts
Cut on Action
The match cut