How to Learn to Edit on Instinct

When I find myself teaching editing to film school students, I find myself at a loss. A large part of editing, like any art form, involves something which is impossible to teach; the instinct of the artist to create something powerful and authentic.

This is something which must be experienced rather than learned, and Every Frame a Painting summarises it perfectly in their video essay below. Check it out, and I hope it serves as inspiration to you in all your editing endeavours.

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  • Brenden Bell

    Screenwriter, Editor, Blogger, and Visual Content Manager

    Brenden Bell is a screenwriter, video producer, editor, teacher, and Visual Content Manager with The Initiative Production Company. He loves eating ice cream, everything nerdy/dorky, thinking too much, and dogs (mostly just the big ones, but he’s open-minded)

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