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The Office Life : Episode 78

Nick and Josh reunite to bring you a conversation about Nick’s life-altering, career-changing decision… his move to the office life! Nick recently began a contract that rips him out of his spare bedroom editing bay and thrusts him into the middle of an office in busy Toronto. In this episode Nick and Josh catch up and recap Josh’s recent visit to meet Nick IRL. You’ll learn, as Josh did, that Canadians don’t know this one basic fact about the US. Topic Timecodes: ~12:00 Nick describing...

Duration: 00:53:16

Screenwriting tools with Luke Guidici : Episode 77

In this episode we chat it up with Luke Guidici, screenwriter and generator of really strange story concepts. He's worked in LA as an extra, grip, PA, camera operator, AD, producer, editor, falconer, writer and director. In our interview he lets loose with some steps to break you out of your funk and into writing stories NOW, plus some techniques that even some larger movies fall short on that you should focus on like "save the cat" and "show, don't tell" (for GOD'S sake, do the latter...

Duration: 00:38:39

Mistakes Were Made! : Episode 76

Before you press play know that I am truly an unlucky fellow. Some problems arose during recording of this episode that may or may not have had to do with my new webcam that I bought...so that Josh could finally see me while we record. Initially the episode was written off and scrapped, but...we decided to put it out as is. I'll explain everything within the episode but it does reach a point where it abruptly ends, the rest was lost to the abyss. But what we did manage to record was...

Duration: 00:39:53

Editing in Japan and Across the Globe with Norman Hollyn : Episode 75

Our guest today is none other than Norman Hollyn. Norman is a media expert. He is, of course, an editor as well as a professor of Cinematic Arts at USC and travels all around the world as an editing educator. Norman and Josh discuss Norman’s time teaching abroad, different editing styles across the globe, trying to get emotions out of your audience and much more. This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their...

Duration: 00:51:24

An Interview with Mae Manning : Episode 74

Mae was bartending and raising a daughter in Atlanta when a producer approached her after seeing her music mashup projects that she continued to work on in her spare time. Self-taught and self-propelled, after seeing a trailer for Zack Snyder's 300 she immediately vowed to become an editor. She's a delightful and talented person to begin with but she's also a real-life example of what you should do if you're passionate about your work but have no doors open to you to the...

Duration: 01:00:34

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

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 here: http://eepurl.com/bRtxZD This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit....

Duration: 00:34:55

An Interview with Niel Guilarte : Episode 72

This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit. In this episode we grab some face time with fellow editor and podcaster Niel Guilarte. He runs the All Things Post podcast, featuring awesome...

Duration: 00:47:19

Tips for Cutting Short : Episode 71

Working on a 5-minute short? A 2-minute trailer? A 15-second commercial spot? We've got ways you can use to approach that short cut in this episode. Even as short as this episode post! Links Apple Mac Pro Redesign Plans The Unskippable Geico Ad Need Public Domain Footage? Song used in this episode was Codebreaker by Dotted Lined. Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter:...

Duration: 00:52:17

Networking Essentials 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 :) Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our...

Duration: 00:43:17

Movies for Every Video Editor : Episode 69

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....

Duration: 00:52:02

Books for Every Video Editor : Episode 68

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...

Duration: 00:53:13

Beat Depression in the Edit Bay : Episode 67

Happy 30th Birthday, Josh! Join me in congratulating him for surviving on this earth for 30 straight years without incident. Tweet the show or leave a comment and I'll make sure he gets it. Send beer. Long work hours. No sunlight. Dwindling social life and home time. With only the occasional interaction with a human. It can get pretty lonely in the edit bay. Today we talk about how depressing it can be working in post (whether solo at your home office or with a team in a studio) and how...

Duration: 00:49:15

Should You Charge for Exporting? : Episode 66

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. JoshJoshBlack MirrorDaredevilSix We wrap up the episode talking about an important topic for any...

Duration: 00:55:04

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

"Play it, Sam" - Ilsa, Casablanca 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 Sannan from Soundstripe, a subscription-based...

Duration: 00:47:40

Don't Be a Digital Hoarder : Episode 64

You often organize the clutter around your desk or office, but what about the e-clutter? All of those projects that need archiving, assets that need managing and all of those loose files on your computer that need a home (or the trash). We invited Rhonda Thain (assistant editor Brothers Take New Orleans, Tiny Home) to chat about being a digital hoarder at work, never throwing away any old projects or media files in the off chance that one day they will be needed. If you've ever said to...

Duration: 00:47:12

A Long Winded As F#@% Interview with Joe Vallero : Episode 63

Okay so this episode with Joe isn't long-winded as f#@% but his podcast sure is. I'm not kidding. It's called the Long-Winded As F#@% Podcast. Let me back it up a bit. Joe Vallero is an editor who made the move to LA and has the IMDB page to show it. In our interview with him here we ask him about how making the transition to LA and finding work went for him, any tips he would have for other editors looking to wedge their foot in the proverbial door of big productions and what myths...

Duration: 00:42:37

How to be a SENSITIVE Editor : Episode 62

Welcome on back! You may notice that we took a bit of a hiatus there for a bit. So first of all thanks for continuing to subscribe and listen to us. What do you do when you're dealing with sensitive material at your work? Have you ever been concerned that you're working on could offend your audience? Should you play it safe and avoid offending your audience or is a little controversy going to benefit your project? In this episode Josh and I talk about how to tread lightly when dealing...

Duration: 00:46:27

Roll the credits! Endcrawl with Pliny : Episode 61

Here's something you never think about until it's biting you in the tookus: creating your end credits. Every movie needs 'em, so does yours. So why leave them as the last step before completing your film and let them look like garbage? Enter Endcrawl, the online service that saves your time by making your credits for you. And today we are talking with Pliny Eremic and Alan Grow, the co-founders of this service, about how it solves a problem so many films have struggled with in the...

Duration: 00:38:43

Talking About The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere : Episode 60

SPOILER ALERT: If you are not caught up on The Walking Dead when you listen to this then you may be very upset by what we discuss. You have been warned. Anybody who's anybody was glued to TWD Season 7 premiere this week, so let's talk about the style of the show, how it's managed to survive 7 seasons with its story arc and also what common tools do horror films/series use often to grab their audience's attention? The show suffered a drop in ratings during season 6 and the writers pulled...

Duration: 00:51:27

Back to School...Year 2 : Episode 59

Oh man...so the benefit of batch recording episodes is that you always have one to put out even when you fall behind in recording. The downside is whatever the topic is may not be as timely as it was when you first covered it. Thus, we present to you our Back to School episode that was originally recorded in early September. We congratulate one of our listeners, Katie Green, who is currently kicking ass in her first semester in her broadcasting program at Sheridan. There are a number...

Duration: 00:48:45

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