Learn how Final Cut NYC editor Matt Carter created a cinematic NYC narrative for Nas’ video “Ugly,” with the help of Filmsupply footage.
In this article from our friends at Defacto Sound, Dallas Taylor and Jai Berger talk about how editing and sound design go hand in hand.
Behind the Work is a series by Filmsupply that brings you lessons from leading creatives where they share essential techniques they bring to their craft. All shot from their own home or studio, Behind the Work brings you an entirely new set of skill sets that you can put into practice to grow in your craft.
John Ruskin famously said, “Quality is never an accident.” That may be true, but how do you know quality when you see it? It seems to be a moving target. For example, John Krasinski’s YouTube sensation Some Good News may not fit into some filmmakers’ definitions of quality.
An editor’s perspective is key to the success of a film. Their mindset affects every aspect of the cut, the way the story takes shape, and even how the audience will perceive a character’s journey.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of the millions of people around the world who’s spending more time than usual inside. Luckily for editors, our work is generally not dependent on a specific location. If we have a computer and our brain, then we can work. But, that isn’t to say remote work is easy.
As an editor, Michael helped bring television into the major leagues in the early 2000s, editing throughout the entirety of Six Feet Under and working on major projects like True Blood, Dexter, Homeland, The Leftovers, and much more. Most recently, he took on Amazon’s sweeping fantasy series Carnival Row.
Editing, in many ways, works like a magic trick. You’re using spectacle and distraction to achieve your true goal—to make the audience feel something. Or, as Oscar-winning Editor Michael McCusker puts it, you’re making your audience “emotionally smart.”
When the biggest moment of the biggest movie of 2019 wasn’t working, Editor Jeffrey Ford and his team needed a creative solution.