mike nichols

mike nichols

In-depth Film Editing: How to Find Drama & Conflict in a Scene

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In this episode we take an in-depth look on how to cut a scene. You get to see the timeline and the editor's play-by-play-commentary as he cuts scenes. We discuss David Mamet's Master Class Memo on Good Storytelling and Mike Nichols breakdown of the only three essential scenes there are. David Mamet's Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit: http://movieline.com/2010/03/23/david-mamets-memo-to-the-writers-of-the-unit/ THIS GUY EDITS is a youtube channel by film editor Sven Pape, an A.C.E. award nominee, whose credits include work for directors James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Franco. Sven cuts his latest film on FCPx for Sundance filmmaker Mark Webber. “Flesh & Blood” is their third collaboration. Several times a week THIS GUY EDITS (T.G.E.) will post update videos. You get to see the timeline and the editor's play-by-play-commentary as he cuts scenes. It shows work in progress. https://youtu.be/0_rHsWleVmw THIS GUY EDITS is not about how to run a piece of software, but rather how to tell stories creatively. For example T.G.E. puts Walter Murch’s theory of “The Blink of an Eye” to the test. Another segment reveals editing tips on how to dramatically get into and out of scene. A future episode includes David Mamet’s philosophy on scene writing as it applies to editing. To get regular updates on the project subscribe to the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/svenpape Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X Over Under Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/