How To Become A Better Editor in 2014

PremiumBeat by Jonny Elwin

In this post, we take a look back at the post production landscape of 2013 and ahead to the future of video editing and post in 2014.

At the beginning of this year I wrote a post called 5 Ways To Become A Better Film Editor, in which I sketched out the ways in which I was looking to improve as a freelance film editor, and hopefully shared a few useful thoughts on how you might do the same. I thought it would be a fun idea to look back over 2013, as well as ahead to next year, with a few more thoughts on the year in review.


To sum up 5 Ways To Become A Better Film Editor I essentially said the ways I wanted to improve were:

  1. To get faster
  2. Become more collaborative
  3. See more inspiring work
  4. Make time to learn
  5. Get more exercise to fuel my creativity

The Year in Post Production

I think the most striking change in 2013 has been the multiplication of applications on my system. I started the year with only Final Cut Studio 3 on my machine and have ended the year with Adobe Creative Cloud and Avid Media Composer 6.5 (yet to buy that upgrade!) fully installed. I’ll almost certainly added FCPX to that mixer in 2014, once the December update finally appears. And who knows, I might end 2014 with Lightworks for Mac installed too. read more...

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