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How to be a Good Editor #TopTip

Into animation? Here's a #toptip from the studio via our Editor Damien Dunne - this one's on what it takes to be a good editor.

Damien: In order to be a good editor you need to be a voracious consumer of TV and Film (both good and bad).

However, it's not enough to just be a passive viewer – it needs to be studied and examined in a way that will expand your visual language; what works? What doesn’t? Why is this scene working vs one that did not?

Bad editing isn’t simply putting two shots together that jar. It's not establishing the rhythm of a sequence. It's not understanding how to pace your scene and build moments. Watching content from different genres and different countries is a good way of broadening and sharpening your knowledge. It’s the kind of homework you would have loved to get in school.

Who knows? If you’re good enough and lucky enough maybe someday you’ll get to make a cut like this:

Anahita Tabarsi

Anahita is Brown Bag Films' Marketing Director, Digital & Social and drinks more than five coffees a day...

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