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Sven Pape, aka @ThisGuyEdits, joins Dr. Karen Pearlman -- former President of the Australian Screen Editors Guild and a three-time nominee for Best Editing at the Australian Screen Editors Guild Annual Awards -- for a provocative look at "Editor's Thinking," a cognitive skill set that you can use to improve your screenplay before you start principal photography of your film.



Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino & George Lucas say the editor writes the last draft of the script. So why not bring in the editor sooner, while you are still writing the script?

"Editor's Thinking" is a cognitive skill set you can use to improve your screenplay before you start principal photography of your film.

Onscreen Drafting is the first chapter in our new series "The Science of Editing" by @ThisGuyEdits and Dr. Karen Pearlman, based on her book "Cutting Rhythms - Intuitive Film Editing": http://amzn.to/2cqkz5J

Karen holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts and is currently a lecturer in Screen Production at Macquarie University. She is a former President of the Australian Screen Editors Guild and a three-time nominee for Best Editing at the Australian Screen Editors Guild Annual Awards. Karen is also a full member of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image and the Film Critics Circle, Australia.

The onscreen draft is the process of test shooting your story and getting the editor involved early to make it work visually and emotionally, taking advantage of her sense of movement and flow.











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.

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: The Science of Editing
by Robert Rodriguez
Really beautiful and excellent ideas to learn from.
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Robert R.


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