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In the latest edition of his enduring series "This Guy Edits", Sven Pape covers the three mistakes that all beginning editors make -- mistakes he knows well, having made them all in his own editing career. Fortunately, he's learned the fixes by now too, and shares the easy workarounds in a high-energy, humorous fashion that will have even the most experienced editors nodding along and smiling in recognition.






Before Sven made this video, he asked his followers on Facebook and Twitter for their input on common mistakes that all beginning editors make, and got enough suggestions that he grouped them into seven different categories. Here's what he collected. Got any to add?






THIS GUY EDITS is 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.

In this series, you can follow along as Sven cuts his latest film for Sundance filmmaker Mark Webber. Flesh & Blood is their third collaboration, and was purchased at SxSW for national theatrical exhibition later in 2017.

Several times a week THIS GUY EDITS (T.G.E.) will post update videos at his YouTube channel, This Guy Edits. You get to see the timeline and the editor's play-by-play-commentary as he cuts scenes. It shows work in progress.

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Re: Tutorial: 3 Mistakes All Beginning Editors Make, And How To Avoid Them
by John Cuevas
Been editing for longer than I care to mention or think about and you were spot on. When new editors come into our facility I stress #3 more than anything else for the simple reason that if you have a consistent workflow, if/when you need to go back to a project, you always know where everything is and how it's structured. Becomes even more important in a environment like ours where often you have to jump into someone else's project.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
ThinkCK

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