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Command Edit

By Nick Montgomery + Josh Short
Being an editor usually means constantly being busy whether it's looking for work, finishing a job and looking for more work. And let's not forget continuing to level up your skills. Then somewhere in there you need to remember to have a life.

This podcast is about life as a video editor, both at the desk and away from it. Here we discuss ways to improve both your career and maintain a healthy balance with your lifestyle.
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Two Quarantined Editors and a Baby | Season 2 Premiere! Episode 001
Nick and Josh are back after a lengthy hiatus. They're here to discuss editing under quarantine, Korean zombie shows, and trying to find a silver lining in this whole quarantine mess.
38:14
April 15, 2020
Sexy Valentine's Day in the Edit Bay : Episode 88
Love is in the air! No wait...what IS that smell?... Join us for a sultry and romantic Valentine's Day episode all about our favourite love seasons (ones that we've both watched on the big screen and worked with on our small screens).
49:57
February 13, 2019
2019 New Season Trailer
Nick and Josh are on their way back for a new season of the Command+Edit Podcast. Stay tuned for brand new content including interviews with all new guests, reviews of shiny tools of our trade and LOTS MORE! New episodes coming at you in January 2019!
01:38
December 22, 2018
All-Canadian Episode with Rhonda Thain : Episode 87
Special guest Rhonda Thain is back on the show to help us delve into: • How to fight burnout with 18+ hour work days on top of weekends and overtime • Keeping the creative juices flowing when battling exhaustion • Knowing when to turn down work for your own mental sanity • The Art and Ethics of Digital De-Aging • WTF is wrong with these movie remakes?! • Bending Reality with Reality-TV
59:09
May 31, 2018
Finding Your Path from Student to Professional Editor with Grace Novak : Episode 86
Josh interviews Grace Novak, a film student and freelance video editor, about her journey into the professional ranks. They discuss her networking strategies, what she is taking away from internships, how to adjust to the professional world, setting up a great website and demo reel, and much more. Links Mentioned: Grace's website Grace's Twitter Grace's reading challenge Saves Together Twitter (Grace's podcast/web series) Editing for Others vs. Editing for Ourselves (a post Josh wrote on EVF) - This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit. Song used in this episode was Standing On The Edge by Jaxon Hargrove. Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe! Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
28:17
May 1, 2018
How to Hustle Some Side Cash : Episode 85
In this episode we talk about some ways to create some side coin in addition to your typical bread 'n butter. It's nice to pad the bank account with some supplementary income. Here are some ideas of how you can do that. Creating stock video/audio while simultaneously filming for another project? Utilizing a parallel skillset like photography or motion graphics? Time to think outside the box and bring in some extra cash on the side. Here's what we talk about in this episode: Newest Adobe features announced for CC ...and amaze-balls demo of Adobe Senseii Big updates to Frame IO and Wipster coming later this year Introduction of Soundstripe PRO and what changed with the regular Soundstripe license AVID Media Composer Troubleshooting Tips - This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit. Song used in this episode was Casual on Soundstripe. Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe! Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
57:53
April 9, 2018
Welcome to 2018 : Episode 84
Good-bye, 2017! It's been real. Hello, 2018! Please be gentle.   Welcome back to another year of Command+Edit, listeners! Thanks for returning. Josh and I play it light for this episode to bring you up to speed on what went down over the holidays and what's to come in the coming weeks for the show. This episode we get into: New living arrangements, including the complexities of living out of a van Josh's Command+Edit meetup in LA Top Episodes of 2018 Movie picks for you to check out What did Santa bring you this year?? and more! - This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit. Song used in this episode was Fancy Pants on Soundstripe. Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe! Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
35:45
January 12, 2018
An Editor's Christmas Wishlist : Episode 83
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, listeners! The holidays are upon us which means only one thing: year-end deadlines are looming for our many projects and we are all doomed! ... I mean...we get to ask Santa for what shiny new toys we could use for next year! Whether being gifted to us by a jolly fat man, our loved ones or just a little treat to ourselves for retaining our sanity this year, we all have some top requests on our list. What's on your list? More hard drives? Subscription to Adobe for another year (or five)? An editing assistant who works for coffee? Josh and I list off our top gift requests from Santa this year and had better see a few of these under the tree this year. Share with us your own Christmas wants via Twitter and we'll see it gets received by the Big Man himself. --- This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit. Song used in this episode was Electric Tango by Dave Tough on Soundstripe. Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe! Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
49:02
December 22, 2017
Take the Money and RUN! : Episode 82
In this episode Nick and Josh discuss the most important topic when it comes to freelance video editing...how to get paid! Topics covered include what software and services they use to invoice, how they accept payments, how long it takes to get paid and whether you need to have an LLC in order to freelance.  Useful links: Nick's WWII Documentary - No Roses on a Sailor's Grave Freshbooks QuickBooks Online --- This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit. Song used in this episode was 710 by Rian Ball on Soundstripe. Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe! Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
38:51
November 24, 2017
Premiere Pro Tips That'll Save You Hours : Episode 81
Nick and Josh are BACK! In this episode the guys give a ton of useful, time-saving Adobe Premiere Pro tips that you may never have heard before. Some tips that we cover: Quickly soloing/muting tracks Update colors of clips in bins onto timeline PDF Viewer Plugin Trim to Playhead New Search Bin Query See how often a clip is used and where it’s used across a project Pancake Timeline Wacom Macro Hack Useful links: Premiere Pro Feature Request Form Heretics Gets Canadian Theatrical Release --- This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit. Song used in this episode was Fountain of Youth by Stephen Keech on Soundstripe. Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe! Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
54:42
November 11, 2017
Small Business Tactics for Editors — An Interview with Editor Rachel Bastarache Bogan : Episode 80
Rachel Bastarache Bogan is a owner of Renegade Digital Post — a video editing company providing Hollywood-caliber services to filmmakers and content producers outside of Hollywood. In this interview, Nick and Josh find out Rachel’s strategies for working with new clients, how she finds clients not only locally but across the globe, and much more. Useful links: Renegade Digital Post (Rachel's company) Rachel's Twitter: @rachelfinder How to Edit Videos That People Want to Watch (Rachel's book) Taipei in Motion Video (Rachel's viewing recommendation) Screenlight (online video review service) Getting Things Done (book) The 12-Week Year (book) --- This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every E
38:54
September 27, 2017
Interview with Twain Richardson : Episode 79
In this episode we bring our friend Twain Richardson on to guest as he tells us all about setting up a career right in the heart of Jamaica. Establishing oneself in a market where production is pretty sparse compared to the likes of LA and NY can be immensely challenging. While most people feel the pressure to move to Hollywood to "go where the work is", there are those who thrive where they are and set themselves as a niche service provider in the TV and commercial industry. If you are currently considering whether you need to relocate to be successful, give a listen to Twain's story. Topic Timecodes: ~11:30 Introduction to Twain ~12:20 What is Jamaica's client base like? ~13:58 Describing his workspace layout ~15:05 Twain's origin story: go to work or go to school? ~19:09 Getting a mentor early in your career ~20:33 How do you tell a good story? ~21:19 Twain's "Frame of Reference" site filled with valuable interviews with established editors (which is now defunct but you can still find individual articles like this) ~25:58 The value of networking and asking questions from other editors out there; great lessons learned from talking with the pros ~31:20 Have you ever felt the pressure to relocate and why did you decide to stay put? ~33:43 Big differences in work environment depending where you are geographically - Are there still deadlines in Jamaica? ~39:50 What in the hell is a toque?... Links: Frame of Reference - Interview with Jamie Cobb Frame of Reference - Interview with Vashy Nedomansky Frame of Reference - Interview with Eddie Hamilton The Phantom Editor Offers to Help With the Han Solo Film Director's Cut Twain's work website ForPostProd.com  Watch Twain's work on Vimeo
43:18
September 6, 2017
The Office Life : Episode 78
Nick and Josh reunite to bring you a conversation about Nick’s life-altering, career-changing decision… his move to the office life! Nick recently began a contract that rips him out of his spare bedroom editing bay and thrusts him into the middle of an office in busy Toronto. In this episode Nick and Josh catch up and recap Josh’s recent visit to meet Nick IRL. You’ll learn, as Josh did, that Canadians don’t know this one basic fact about the US.  Topic Timecodes: ~12:00 Nick describing his journey into the office life ~19:30 Productivity in the office vs. in the home office ~25:00 Feeling the time crunch / What’s important in life / Parkinson’s Law ~31:00 Nick realizes he’s an entitled millennial :) ~39:00 Listener Chris’ question about the next steps to becoming a freelancer with a production company Book Recommendations: Book Yourself Solid — Michael Port: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470643471/?tag=shonbe-20 Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America — Jeff Ryan: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1591845637/?tag=shonbe-20  --- This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit.   Song used in this episode was Islands by Kevin Hutchens. Get unlimited royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort
53:16
August 15, 2017
Screenwriting tools with Luke Guidici : Episode 77
In this episode we chat it up with Luke Guidici, screenwriter and generator of really strange story concepts. He's worked in LA as an extra, grip, PA, camera operator, AD, producer, editor, falconer, writer and director. In our interview he lets loose with some steps to break you out of your funk and into writing stories NOW, plus some techniques that even some larger movies fall short on that you should focus on like "save the cat" and "show, don't tell" (for GOD'S sake, do the latter one). --- This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit.   Links Official Luke Guidici website and stuff Follow Luke on Twitter, why dontcha? Fountain software for Screenwriters Read some scripts for pilot TV episodes   Get unlimited royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
38:40
August 1, 2017
Mistakes Were Made! : Episode 76
Before you press play know that I am truly an unlucky fellow. Some problems arose during recording of this episode that may or may not have had to do with my new webcam that I bought...so that Josh could finally see me while we record. Initially the episode was written off and scrapped, but...we decided to put it out as is. I'll explain everything within the episode but it does reach a point where it abruptly ends, the rest was lost to the abyss. But what we did manage to record was still good stuff, including: Adobe CC 2017.1 updates (yes, we're late to the party with this) Projects we're currently working on Using a smartphone for interview shooting Facebook VR Spaces announcement Listener Q&A So consider this a bonus episode of sorts. Enjoy! --- This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit.   Links Film Editing Pro Trailer Series PremiereBro - What's New in Premiere Pro CC April 2017 Premiere Pro CC - April 2017- New Features and the Essential Graphics Panel Edit Video Faster - All the Equipment You Need to Become a Freelancer Film Riot - Shoot a Film With an iPhone and FiLMiC Pro!   Get unlimited royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
39:54
June 23, 2017
Editing in Japan and Across the Globe with Norman Hollyn : Episode 75
Our guest today is none other than Norman Hollyn. Norman is a media expert. He is, of course, an editor as well as a professor of Cinematic Arts at USC and travels all around the world as an editing educator.   Norman and Josh discuss Norman’s time teaching abroad, different editing styles across the globe, trying to get emotions out of your audience and much more.   This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit.   Links The Lean Forward Moment http://normanhollyn.com Follow Norman on Twitter @Schnittman   Song used in this episode was Bouncy Castle by Niko Xidas.   Get unlimited royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
51:25
June 13, 2017
An Interview with Mae Manning : Episode 74
Mae was bartending and raising a daughter in Atlanta when a producer approached her after seeing her music mashup projects that she continued to work on in her spare time. Self-taught and self-propelled, after seeing a trailer for Zack Snyder's 300 she immediately vowed to become an editor. She's a delightful and talented person to begin with but she's also a real-life example of what you should do if you're passionate about your work but have no doors open to you to the industry. This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit.   Links Follow @EditorMae on Twitter GalsNGear from NAB 2017 Mae's YouTube Channel   Song used in this episode was Gatsby's Saloon by Matt Wigton,   Get unlimited royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
01:00:35
June 1, 2017
An Interview with David Colantuoni, Senior Director of Product Management at Avid : Episode 73
Josh and special guest David Colantuoni, Senior Director of Product Management at Avid, discuss the upcoming release of Media Composer | First, this year's Avid Connect Conference and what's new and on the horizon for Media Composer. PS: Josh will be doing some training around Media Composer | First once it is released. Jump on his newsletter to find out more here: http://eepurl.com/bRtxZD   This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit.   Links Media Composer First Avid Customer Association Upcoming Avid Conferences (including Avid Connect 2018)   Songs used in this episode were We Don't Stop by Matt Wigton and End of the Party by Jacob Walker.   Get unlimited royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
34:56
May 22, 2017
An Interview with Niel Guilarte : Episode 72
This episode is brought to you by Studio Network Solutions and their EVO Shared Storage unit. Every EVO includes their easy to use media management software for organizing, tagging, and finding your media across all of your storage devices—even external, local, and cloud services. For more info check out studionetworksolutions.com/commandedit.   In this episode we grab some face time with fellow editor and podcaster Niel Guilarte. He runs the All Things Post podcast, featuring awesome interviews with the post-production elite. As well he has directed/edited The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary that is coming out very soon. Keep posted (ugh...please forgive me, I didn't realize what I was typing until I read that back in my head) to The Messengers FB Page for more info on how to get your copy. Or head over to the Indiegogo page and contribute to get your copy when they're ready. Links All Things Post Podcast The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary The Messengers FB Page All Things Post FB Group The Messengers Indiegogo Page (ordering info herein)   Song used in this episode was Savior of the Nations Come by Brique a Braq.   Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
47:20
May 18, 2017
Tips for Cutting Short : Episode 71
  Working on a 5-minute short? A 2-minute trailer? A 15-second commercial spot?   We've got ways you can use to approach that short cut in this episode. Even as short as this episode post!   Links Apple Mac Pro Redesign Plans The Unskippable Geico Ad Need Public Domain Footage?   Song used in this episode was Codebreaker by Dotted Lined.   Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
52:18
April 15, 2017
Networking Essentials for Video Editors with Rhonda Thain
Josh and special guest Rhonda discuss networking essentials for video editors. They talk about how to make contacts, what kind of contacts to make, how to keep relationships going, how to ask for work, what not to do when you’re networking and so much more.   Also, Josh gives a special announcement :)     Get royalty-free stock music from Soundstripe: http://soundstripe.grsm.io/joshshort  Use the code COMMANDEDIT for 10% off!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
43:17
April 2, 2017
Movies for Every Video Editor : Episode 69
Last week we gave you some book suggestions to further improve your editing skills. But we know you are mostly visual learners so this week we'll give you some suggestions for movies that you should study, analyze and learn from. Tired of being limited to what you can afford when licensing a music track? Soundstripe offers a full library of quality music that you pay with only a subscription. No more individual licensing costs! At $10/mth it pays itself off with your first track download. Get your account and use code COMMANDEDIT to get 10% off for the year (http://soundstripe.grsm.io/e/5Me). Music track used in this episode: The West Lands, Matt Wigton Unique Storytelling: Memento Pulp Fiction Fast-Paced Sequences: Whiplash Snatch Fury Road Saving Private Ryan City of God Poor Examples of Fast-Paced Cutting: Underworld: Blood Wars Taken 3 Slow-Paced Sequences (the Slow Burn effect): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Once Upon a Time in the West The Godfather Part II Strange/Traumatic Sequences: A Clockwork Orange Requiem for a Dream Pi How to Edit Conversations/Dialogue: Jaws The Social Network Our listeners suggested: Paterson - Denis Velinsky Side-by-Side - Patrick Boyd and Mark Kipling Requiem for a Dream - Justin Richardson Raging Bull, Lawrence of Arabia, Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - Liam Cairns JFK - Rhonda Thain Fight Club, The Innkeepers, Silent Hill - Vandrei Jaques Subscribe, hit Like, leave a comment and generally let your other editor pals know about us. We do this podcast for you so your feedback is welcome! --- This episode is sponsored by Soundstripe, get access to a full library of quality music with unlimited licensed downloads all for just $10/month! As a Command+Edit listener get a special 10% discount when you use code COMMANDEDIT. http://soundstripe.grsm.io/e/5Me Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
52:03
March 15, 2017
Books for Every Video Editor : Episode 68
In this episode we'll give you some suggestions for books that every editor should read (at least once) in his/her lifetime that will push you a little further in the edit bay. But first, where do you go for your stock music? Tired of being limited to what you can afford when licensing a music track? Soundstripe is a sponsor of this episode and offers a full library of quality music that you pay with only a subscription. No more individual licensing costs! At $10/mth it pays itself off with your first track download. Get your account and use code COMMANDEDIT to get 10% off for the year (http://soundstripe.grsm.io/e/5Me). Music track used in this episode: A New Day 2, Marshall Smith Did you catch the Oscars? Did you cheer for Moonlight or cry over La La Land by the end? While we missed many of the noms this year, we go over some of the big wins from below the line. Josh's Book Picks: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield The Avid Handbook Your NLE's manual Nick's Book Picks: Rebel Without a Crew BFI Modern Classics Series (focus on Jaws, Thelma and Louise and The Matrix) Comics! For their exercise on framing, composition and storyboarding Our listeners suggested: Grammar of the Film Language Behind the Seen: How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain Using Apple's Final Cut Pro In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch Subscribe, hit Like, leave a comment and generally let your other editor pals know about us. We do this podcast for you so your feedback is welcome! --- This episode is sponsored by Soundstripe, get access to a full library of quality music with unlimited licensed downloads all for just $10/month! As a Command+Edit listener get a special 10% discount when you use code COMMANDEDIT. http://soundstripe.grsm.io/e/5Me Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: 
53:14
March 9, 2017
Beat Depression in the Edit Bay : Episode 67
Happy 30th Birthday, Josh! Join me in congratulating him for surviving on this earth for 30 straight years without incident. Tweet the show or leave a comment and I'll make sure he gets it. Send beer. Long work hours. No sunlight. Dwindling social life and home time. With only the occasional interaction with a human. It can get pretty lonely in the edit bay. Today we talk about how depressing it can be working in post (whether solo at your home office or with a team in a studio) and how you can beat those post-pro blues with just a few changes to your day. You know what else will make you weepy? Wipster's big changes to their pricing plan. The video review service made several editors the world over shout in frustration with their 400+% price hike to their plans. Find out how this affects you and what other options there are. (psst...and if you ask us, you should be using Screenlight anyways). Remember us gushing about how awesome Soundstripe is? (for those who didn't, listen to Episode 65 with our interview with Travis and Micah from Soundstripe). Now you can sign up for an account with them AND help out the podcast at the same time! Soundstripe is now a proud (we assume) sponsor of the Command+Edit Podcast! Use this link to get access to Soundstripe's music library and get unlimited tracks and licences for all of your projects. One size fits all, no more worrying about those expensive licences or how many tracks the budget can afford. Other things we mention in this episode: Use a white noise generator to keep productive and focused at work. Try https://www.noisli.com/ or https://www.calm.com/ Subscribe, hit Like, leave a comment and generally let your other editor pals know about us. We do this podcast for you so your feedback is welcome! --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
49:15
February 18, 2017
Should You Charge for Exporting? : Episode 66
Hellooooooo? Can anyone hear us?   Oh, wait. Someone’s there? Oh! It’s you! You, dear listener, are there! Did you forget about us?   We know it’s been awhile. It’s been awhile for us too. We, Nick and Josh, haven’t caught up since before the holidays (yeah…that long ago) and in this episode we get into all sorts of post production topics that have been going on in our lives recently.   We’ll dive into Nick’s film, one that’s been in “post hell,” that Nick has been resurrecting. Josh started a new comedy series and had to make a tough choice between starting it in Premiere or Media Composer. Nick applied to join a union, the DGC (Director's Guild of Canada) Josh got a kettle bell! Nick fell in love with a fitness challenge on fellow post-production podcast, Fitness in Post We talk about Black Mirror, Daredevil (again), Six and basically every TV show out there.   We wrap up the episode talking about an important topic for any editor that charges by the hour.   Do you charge when the computer is working and you aren’t? Do you charge for importing/exporting/rendering/uploading/etc.? Our awesome Facebook group (link below!) gave us plenty of opinions and we each add our own. Don’t miss this part! --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
55:04
February 6, 2017
Interview with Travis Terrell and Micah Sannan from Soundstripe : Episode 65
"Play it, Sam" - Ilsa, Casablanca Finding the right music track for your project can be maddening, what with so many choices to pick from out there. And sometimes you can have trouble finding the words to describe what music track you're searching for. On top of that each music licence has its own price tag so you may be limited by your budget (or your own wallet). Today we are kicking it off with an interview with Travis Terrell and Micah Sannan from Soundstripe, a subscription-based music library that allows you endless uses of its music tracks for all of your projects till the end of time! You can sign up for as little as $10/month and have full access to their ever-growing library of music --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
47:39
January 30, 2017
Don't Be a Digital Hoarder : Episode 64
You often organize the clutter around your desk or office, but what about the e-clutter? All of those projects that need archiving, assets that need managing and all of those loose files on your computer that need a home (or the trash). We invited Rhonda Thain (assistant editor Brothers Take New Orleans, Tiny Home) to chat about being a digital hoarder at work, never throwing away any old projects or media files in the off chance that one day they will be needed. If you've ever said to yourself "You never know!" while transferring that FCP7 project from 2003 onto a hard drive to add to the growing stack on your shelves, then this episode is for you. --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
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December 20, 2016
A Long Winded As F#@% Interview with Joe Vallero : Episode 63
Okay so this episode with Joe isn't long-winded as f#@% but his podcast sure is. I'm not kidding. It's called the Long-Winded As F#@% Podcast. Let me back it up a bit. Joe Vallero is an editor who made the move to LA and has the IMDB page to show it. In our interview with him here we ask him about how making the transition to LA and finding work went for him, any tips he would have for other editors looking to wedge their foot in the proverbial door of big productions and what myths about working in LA hold water and which ones are just fluff. His work experience is also pretty interesting if you take a look at his credits. He's edited featurettes for a number of larger productions (War of the Worlds, 300: Rise of an Empire, Argo, Hatchet). (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1207760/) And, as mentioned, he has a podcast that he co-hosts called The Long-Winded As F#@% Podcast where he and co-host Nick review randomly-selected movies from the library of Netflix. (http://lwafpod.com/) Tweet Joe on Twitter and tell him that you listened to his interview on Command+Edit. Go ahead. We'll wait... (https://twitter.com/lwafpod) --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
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December 5, 2016
How to be a SENSITIVE Editor : Episode 62
Welcome on back! You may notice that we took a bit of a hiatus there for a bit. So first of all thanks for continuing to subscribe and listen to us. What do you do when you're dealing with sensitive material at your work? Have you ever been concerned that you're working on could offend your audience? Should you play it safe and avoid offending your audience or is a little controversy going to benefit your project? In this episode Josh and I talk about how to tread lightly when dealing with potentially volatile material in your work, and how it might affect any of your creative decisions. Nick works on horror features so from his point of view a little bit of controversial material can sometimes equal "bad press". Shock value is highly sought after from horror directors when it comes to excessive gore, nudity or remarks. But how far is too far? Josh having worked on a number of corporate/commercial videos that represent big businesses knows all too well the concern of representing a brand faithfully without sending any offensive images or messages. This year has seen its share of controversy, especially in pop culture. Hollywood seems to offend people regularly with its advertising material: There was the fiery reaction to the adverstising of X-Men Apocalypse Snickers Super Bowl ad blasted for being anti-feminist/anti-transphobic Companies called out for sexist commercials 10 Surprisingly Sexist Movies That You Still Love to Watch Comedians mock car advertisements for blatant sexism with a simple parody And perhaps the BIGGEST lightning rod of controversy this year out of Hollywood, the Ghostbusters reboot. Honest Trailers, a parody YouTube channel that roasts big movies by recutting/redubbing their trailer, knew what hot water they were getting into when they took on the female-led reboot of a beloved movie...so they disabled comments right away. Check it out here. Have you ever found yourself walking on thin ice when working on your edit? Share your stories with us so we know we're not just talking to ourselves here. We would really like to hear from you. --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
46:28
November 29, 2016
Roll the credits! Endcrawl with Pliny : Episode 61
Here's something you never think about until it's biting you in the tookus: creating your end credits. Every movie needs 'em, so does yours. So why leave them as the last step before completing your film and let them look like garbage? Enter Endcrawl, the online service that saves your time by making your credits for you. And today we are talking with Pliny Eremic and Alan Grow, the co-founders of this service, about how it solves a problem so many films have struggled with in the past. Credits are tedious, suck your time away and they are never...EVER...finished. There always seems to be one last change to make to them: a name missing, a mispelled credit, someone credited with the wrong job, someone to thank at the end...ad infinitum! Endcrawl solves the problem by allowing you easily make changes to your credit crawl and then it will send you a fresh, new render of it for you to drag 'n drop into your timeline. Nick has experimented with the beta version of this service in his recent features and it IS as smooth an operation as it sounds. It also fixes the technical issues that come with creating your own credits through Premiere, After Effects or Photoshop. Ever played your film on a big screen? Notice that ugly jitter or shudder as your credits scroll up? There's a reason for that. And Endcrawl can promise that it won't happen with yours. And if that doesn't convince you...it's FREE to sign up and get started! Endcrawl is looking for beta users and will gladly let you jump in with your production and start making your crawl. (1K renders are free for you to preview it or as a placeholder, 2K renders belong to a pricing tier). Check out our interview with these two gentlemen and sign up for Endcrawl for your production. And Pliny would be pained if I didn't link to his article/rant 2k is not 2048x1152. Wait for me to trigger him on that one at the end of the episode. --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
38:43
November 1, 2016
Talking About The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere : Episode 60
SPOILER ALERT: If you are not caught up on The Walking Dead when you listen to this then you may be very upset by what we discuss. You have been warned. Anybody who's anybody was glued to TWD Season 7 premiere this week, so let's talk about the style of the show, how it's managed to survive 7 seasons with its story arc and also what common tools do horror films/series use often to grab their audience's attention? The show suffered a drop in ratings during season 6 and the writers pulled an H-bomb out of their pocket by teasing the death of an important character. This left fans biting their nails while they waited for the answer: Who bit the bullet? Cliffhangers and teases like this are used very often, especially in horror movies. Jason Voorhees jumping out of the water at the end of Friday the 13th, Freddy's last jumpscare at the end of the first Nightmare on Elm Street, the ending of every Saw movie...in fact, now that I think of it pretty much ALL of the horror films out there end with a cliffhanger. Was the use of it here appropriate and smart for TWD series? And what about how they upped the ante when it came to gore and violence in this episode? Did it serve the story well to communicate the brutality of these deaths? Or was it excessive and took away from the show? How about the pacing? We still waited 20 minutes to get our answer finally and the whole episode was told with a lot of jumps through time back and forth. Was it the right way to unfold the horror of this chapter in TWD? These are the questions we will discuss herein in Episode 60. Press play, listen on and let us know what you also thought of it. --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
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October 27, 2016
Back to School...Year 2 : Episode 59
  Oh man...so the benefit of batch recording episodes is that you always have one to put out even when you fall behind in recording. The downside is whatever the topic is may not be as timely as it was when you first covered it. Thus, we present to you our Back to School episode that was originally recorded in early September. We congratulate one of our listeners, Katie Green, who is currently kicking ass in her first semester in her broadcasting program at Sheridan. There are a number of news updates that we discuss, including hot feature updates for Adobe CC 2015, determining whether GoPro's latest video is legit or sorcery, and BlackMagic continues to assimilate other software into itself by purchasing Ultimatte and Fairlight plugins. Then just wait for it...because we discuss some news ways for you to add to your bag of editing tricks. When you first open a program that is completely foreign to you, where do you start? Nick has some insight from when he made the leap from After Effects to Nuke as a compositor.   LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: • Episode 30 of Cmd+Edit where we listed off a number of helpful ways for you to boost your knowledge of editing. There are some suggestions of brick and mortar institutions as well as a number of online resources you can use immediately. (http://www.commandeditpodcast.com/blog/take-yourself-back-to-school-cmdedit-030) • GoPro's Karma Drone Footage - Real or Fake? (http://petapixel.com/2016/09/09/gopros-latest-karma-drone-footage-real-faked/) • BlackMagic purchases Ultimatte and Fairlight (http://www.redsharknews.com/business/item/3768-blackmagic-buys-both-ultimatte-and-fairlight) • Avid release notes for version 8.6.3 (http://resources.avid.com/SupportFiles/attach/README_Avid_Editor_v8.6.3.pdf) • A Full Roundup of Adobe’s Late 2016 Creative Cloud Updates (http://postline.co/2016/09/a-full-roundup-of-adobes-late-2016-creative-cloud-updates/) --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
48:44
October 13, 2016
Talking About Stranger Things: Episode 58
Nick is tired because of a wrap party on his recent feature and Josh has been off of caffeine for a while...but it doesn't matter because we're so excited to talk about Stranger Things! ... Okay so we are a little late to the party with this one but it was recorded so long ago and Nick kind of dropped the ball on posting new episodes in the last couple of weeks (and he's sorry!). But we have a number of good episodes ready to go for the next while so strap in and press play. Stranger Things was an instant game-changer when it came out, playing to viewers' nostalgia of the 80's and delivering a smattering of well-written characters with a good mystery adventure to take us on. We chat about our experience with the series, why we felt it was hyped up as much as it was, and also what this could mean for any trends the filmmaking world will see as a result of its success. This includes an increase in directors requesting that 80's style synth score and the title font for their own film. Not joking, within 2 days of the series premiering Nick got a request from his director to use the Stranger Things score as a temp track for their movie. *facepalm* We have our favourite moments and our notes on the overall editing style and pace of the story. But we want to hear from you! Leave us a comment over on CommandEditPodcast.com or tweet us @CommandEdit with what you loved/hated about the series. And what would you do if a director asked you to replicate something from it simply because audiences loved the show?   --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
50:44
October 3, 2016
What happened to the summer blockbuster? : Episode 56
  We have a BUNCH of stuff to share with you! Let's see how much we can cram into this episode. Throughout the week we collect links, useful tips and eyebrow-raising articles that we come across to discuss and now it's time to give them all to you. It's an AKS (All Kinds o' Shit) episode this week! Are you using Instagram Stories or do you prefer Snapchat? There are people in either camp using these tools to provide video to their followers. I've been trying both out to see the differences and what kind of value can be provided to his followers. I like to show glimpses of my timeline progress, behind-the-scenes of sets that I'm on and of course multiple images of #CoffeePorn. You can follow Nick on Snapchat (merc_media) or on Instagram (mercmedia) to see shots of his work and coffee. You can follow Josh (joshort) on Snapchat to see pics of how his vacation is going right now. Let us know which ones you use regularly and help us decide which one to stick with. Sierra OS for Mac users is coming this fall and the announced features range from the mildly interesting to the "meh". One update worth mentioning is that Siri is coming to the MacOS now. Click here to watch a breakdown of new features from a beta tester (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1un9d8ociyk). Ever search for an Adobe Premiere tutorial only to find ones that have way more talking to them than you'd like? Done With Dylan features a set of Premiere tutorials that get right to the point. No intro. No chit-chat. He just jumps right into the meat of the tutorial, gives you what you need and ends it. Go check it out (http://www.premierebro.com/blog/done-with-dylan-premiere-pro-tutorials-for-intermediate-editors). *Thanks to PremiereBro for the link. Suicide Squad has been getting a lashing from both fans and critics alike. I watched it this past weekend, further adding fuel to the fire that Hollywood is losing its touch when it comes to making summer blockbusters. There is one theory being posited as to why this could be happening. It's referred to as the "Second Act Problem" because most of the scenes that end up on the cutting room floor for this already-lengthy films come from the 2nd act. The 2nd act of the story is arguably where most of the story and character development resides. Read up more on this theory and let us know if you agree with it. (http://www.vox.com/2016/6/29/12046656/independence-day-resurgence-bad-review-no-second-act-problem) Sven Pape (aka This Guy Edits) posted a video that demonstrates the power of the editor when it comes to shaping the actor's performance. He breaks down how to approach editing a scene between two characters and gives 9 tips for how you can reshape an actor's performance. Just remember that with great power comes great responsibility. You can greatly alter how an actor behaves in a scene but that doesn't mean you always have to. Only if it will improve the scene (in your humble opinion). --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
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September 1, 2016
Rise of the Sufferfests - Interview with the editor Erik Swanson: Episode 57
We welcome editor Erik Swanson on the show, who recently completed work on his first feature length credit: Rise of the Sufferfests, a documentary that explores the rising trend of OCR (Obstacle Course Racing). You may have heard me talk about OCR occasionally as it's become an obsession of mine in the past year. If you've heard of Tough Mudder, Spartan races or anything similar then you've probably thought one of two things: 1) "That sounds like fun!" or 2) "Why do people actually do this??" Rise of the Sufferfests sets out to answer that latter question, as director Scott Keneally investigates the world of OCR using himself as a guinea pig and interviews with multiple racers. Erik Swanson got started in filmmaking working mostly with sports editorial footage for 11 years before jumping into the world of freelancing and becoming attached to RotS with Scott and his group. Documentary filmmaking is not for the faint of heart. It can involve insanely large amounts of dedicated time, endless hours of footage to sift through and a story to find. It's not like scripted content where you always start the timeline with some semblance of a story prepared. The editor has a lot of creative control when it comes to crafting the story of a doc, but it's also a huge responsibility. In this episode Erik and I discussed: how he rose to the challenge of editing Rise of the Sufferfests how he looks for the story in the footage how does documentary editing differ from scripted content will he continue pursuing documentaries and also will he be signing up for an obstacle course race in the future? You can watch Rise of the Sufferfests right now (as of Sept 1st, 2016) on iTunes. Click the link here to purchase a digital copy instantly on iTunes for $14.99 or visit the store on the RotS website to purchase a t-shirt/movie bundle. Watch the movie already? Let us know what you thought of it. Leave a comment below or tweet us @CommandEdit. --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
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September 1, 2016
Can You Be Fired For Being Sick?: Episode 55
Being sick and on the job... This started as a Twitter discussion from a question Scott Simmons posed earlier. There were many different opinions shared and it's not a simple yes/no question. So we're here to discuss it further, what are your rights as a freelancer and how should you balance out the responsibilities of the job and your own health? --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
37:58
August 23, 2016
Quitting the business! : Cmd+Edit 054
Welcome to Episode 54 of Command+Edit Podcast! We all inevitably reach a point in our careers when we start to really question if this industry is for you. Let's face it, it's not for everyone. This came about recently when a colorist/editor that we follow, Ben Brainerd, announced on Twitter that he was hanging up his hat and switching careers entirely. You can read all about his decisions, how he arrived at them and his reasons for settling on this new path (and a completely different address!). http://ragingmushroom.com/the-big-why/ Follow Ben Brainerd on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ben_brainerd). If you have ever reached a point where you seriously considered getting out of the filmmaking business entirely, then we would like to hear your story. Email us (CommandEditPodcast@gmail.com) or tweet us (www.twitter.com/CommandEdit). --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
48:33
August 1, 2016
How much does a video cost? : Cmd+Edit 053
We are often asked the question "How much does a video cost?" The short answer: It depends. As a comparison you could ask "How much does a house cost?" and then point out the many factors that affect the cost of a house: location, size, materials, how quickly it needs to be built, etc. You want to ask specifics from the client early on to determine what kind of video they are expecting to receive, but you also don't want to scare them off with an overwhelming inquisition. You want to ask the right questions to just get the information you need to produce an accurate quote or estimate. That way you ensure that you are giving an accurate number for your services and your client can rest easy that that number won't change (much) during production. Some standard questions that you can ask a client are: Who is the audience? Will a script be provided? What materials are already produced and available (graphics, stock footage...)? Will we require actors or spokespersons from the company on-screen? Will their be voiceover or narration needed? Do we have to licence music? In building your quote there are two ways to go about it: create a flat rate for the entire project or list off line items (similar to ordering off a menu). Each freelancer develops their own way of building a quote and you will have to, as well. --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
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July 18, 2016
Codecs, Containers and Compression : Cmd+Edit 052
After the briefest of hiatuses we are BACK! Did you miss us? This episode Josh and Nick get into the topic of codecs: When to use which ones? How to optimize your encoding settings for faster exports/higher quality videos. How to establish delivery specs with clients early on And some other goodie topics for you As well there a number of links you should click on this week. Nick is trying Audio Network's new plugin for Adobe Premiere CC that makes it incredibly easy and fast to find the right music for your edit. It includes a panel right in the Premiere interface so you can search, select and edit with stock music tracks without ever leaving Premiere. They are looking for Beta testers to sign up and try it out. (http://us.audionetwork.com/content/whats-new/adobe-premiere-pro-plugin? If you're looking for a basic tutorial on getting started in Premiere...this ain't it, but it'll give you a laugh. Some people are just not in the right emotional and mental state for making tutorials (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=eIMwx56aJEo). Some Premiere editors complain about it's lack of native motion blur...but it's actually in there. Find out how to utilize motion blur for your project's titles and graphics (http://premierepro.net/editing/motion-blur/). Some additional reading on codecs including really tech-talk explanations on how they work over on Premium Beat (http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-codecs/) As well as a slightly more condensed explanation if you're short on time (http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/a-compressed-explanation-of-video-compression/) --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
41:53
July 11, 2016
Can A Monkey Learn To Edit? : Cmd+Edit 051
  Can a monkey be taught to edit? Or at least can any HUMAN be taught to edit? This is the question we set out to answer in this week's episode. We live in a time where anyone could certainly have access to the gear and training necessary to start learning. And for some it's a prickly topic of conversation about how so many up-and-comers are diluting the market and creating too much competition for the rest of us. Or is there far more to it that simply cannot be taught and will always separate the "button mashers" who only know the shortcuts to those of us who call ourselves storytellers and rely more on theory and technique of what makes a good edit? More and more editors are filling the market each year, as well there are more companies that are turning to training their in-house staff the basics of Adobe Premiere to save money on hiring an outside freelancer. Listen up to Episode 51 and let us know what you think in the comments section over at www.CommandEditPodcast.com. Or tweet us your thoughts on Twitter at @CommandEdit OR...join in the Facebook group we have going on and get in on the conversation with other editors (https://www.facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast/). --- Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
36:25
June 24, 2016
Interview with Zack Arnold from Fitness in Post : Cmd+Edit 050
Zack Arnold is a film and TV editor (Burn Notice, Empire) and the host of the Fitness in Post podcast (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2094093/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1). The podcast focuses on how to make healthier changes to your lifestyle while setting yourself up for success as an editor. It's a great resource for finding ways to keep good upkeep on your body and mind so that you can stay creative and do your best work. Zack started the Fitness in Post podcast once he recognized that the work environment of the editor can be detrimental, especially when taking into account long stretches of hours spent sitting at a desk and not getting proper rest or nutrition. Nick has been a listener of this podcast for some time and credits it with helping make healthier lifestyle changes in his own life, including not feeling guilty about taking the time you need to take care of yourself (admit it, you've felt this way before, too). We talk about the origin story of Fitness in Post, why editors seem more prone to neglecting their own health than other trades and what can you do to fix this for yourself. AND THAT'S NOT ALL... Zack talks about a new program he's rolling out called Optimize Yourself (http://optimizeyourself.me/) where you can learn all about how to do what he's talking about in this episode. Be more active at work, eliminate procrastination and manage your time better so you can have a life outside of work. It's in beta right now and he's looking for more editors JUST LIKE YOU to sign up for it and chime in with your thoughts on it. As a Command+Edit listener you can use the link fitnessinpost.com/commandedit to get started with a discount of 25% of the current price. So go check it out and give him your feedback.   LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE DeskCycle Exercise Pedal Exerciser (https://www.amazon.com/DeskCycle-Exercise-Pedal-Exerciser-White/dp/B00B1VDNQA) Geekdesk Standing Desks (https://www.geekdesk.com/) Transform Your Edit Suite Into a Gym (https://library.creativecow.net/arnold_zack/Fitness-Post_Edit-Suite/1) Optimize Yourself (get 25% off the program by using fitnessinpost.com/commandedit to sign up)   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
56:53
June 13, 2016
Keep Your BRAIN Happy and Sharp - Health Episode Part 2 : Cmd+Edit 049
The key is to leave work a little less crazy than when you walked in. Last week's episode dealt with keeping yourself healthy and fit while working those insane hours in the edit bay. This week we're getting into an ever more neglected area: keeping your mind sharp and healthy. Are you overworked? Sleep-deprived? Running on the power of coffee alone from day to day? Then listen up. We editors work INSANE hours and have to put up with huge demands, tight deadlines and having to work under tremendous pressure (arguably more so than most other trades). So we share a few ways you can train your mind to be healthy, fully functioning and how to take a few quick minutes out of the day to take care of it. A few things we mention: How nutrition can affect your brain The difference between GOOD coffee and BAD coffee Light therapy Work better, not MULTITASKING Don't just get MORE sleep, get BETTER sleep What is gray matter and why should you have more of it? The benefits of mindfulness and meditation each day   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
54:20
June 6, 2016
Why are editors out of shape? Health Episode Part 1 : Cmd+Edit 048
This week we are talking taking care of our bodies and minds so that we can edit until we're the ripe old age of 95! You have career goals but do you have health goals? You'll need to take care of your body because it's the vehicle you'll use to get you to the finish line. We editors have a reputation for neglecting our health whether it be not exercising, sitting with incorrect posture, going without sleep or some other way that will kill you slowly. This episode addresses that reputation: Why are editors out of shape? (not all of us, but let's face it, the majority seem to be). This is also Part 1 of a 2-parter that will address overall health awareness. The next episode will deal with mental health, how to keep your brain stimulated, healthy and creative. So stay tuned for Part 2!   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
55:07
May 31, 2016
Taking the leap into FREELANCING : Cmd+Edit 047
Josh has an announcement to make: he is taking the leap to being a freelance editor! On this podcast we've discussed the differences between freelance and contract/full-time positions, with Josh and Nick representing both sides of the coin. However now...all that is about to change. This decision has been long in the making and there has been much thought put into this move. This episode we get to capture what goes on in the mind of an editor as they make this transition. So for editors who are considering going freelance, this will be a great episode to know how to best prepare yourself for it.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
40:54
May 25, 2016
Todd Wolfe and the FroKnowsPhoto Video Editing Guide : Cmd+Edit 046
This episode comes with a BIG gift for you! We are joined by Todd Wolfe from CheeseSteak Media and FroKnowsPhoto. The latter of which just released the FroKnowsPhoto Video Editing Guide. This 16GB guide is jam-packed with the knowledge needed for beginners to get started with the basics and plenty of advanced techniques for the veteran editors, as well. Todd shares his story about how he fell into filmmaking, running his business CheeseSteak Media and how he first encountered Jared Polin (the Fro) and formed an excellent business relationship that has become one of the biggest online resources for photography and filmmaking. The guide also includes the footage featured in the guide itself so you can get hands-on experience trying your own cut of a music video, commercial or short film. If you do your own cut, go ahead and share it with us and the FroKnowsPhoto crew. This was a killer episode and we want to thank Todd for being on the show and chatting with us. He also wanted to share an EXCLUSIVE gift for the Command+Edit listeners. Use the promo code "cmdedit" (all lower case) to get a whopping 25% off of the FroKnowsPhoto Video Editing Guide (normally $279). Click the link below to get the guide now. http://froknowsphoto.com/video-editing-guide/   Check out CheeseSteak Media for more of Todd's shiny work. (http://www.cheesesteakmedia.com/) And of course you should check out FroKnowsPhoto for their podcast, YouTube channel and their assortment of handy guides that they have available. (froknowsphoto.com)   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com  
55:35
May 16, 2016
BONUS EP The Benefits of a 7-Day Sugar Detox : Cmd+Edit 044.5
This here is a bonus episode for you to enjoy just for being awesome listeners! We invited Andrea back on to the show in response to listeners saying they were curious about the 7-Day Sugar Detox group that she runs each month. What does doing a sugar detox involve? Are there ways to prepare the body for removing sugar from the diet? What are the biggest challenges of a sugar detox and how does the group help? Just how much sugar is in everyday food that you consume (Hint: Sugar hides in many foods under different names. It's sneaky like a ninja!) You can join Andrea's 7-Day Sugar Detox group for FREE because she runs it out of the goodness of her heart. And also because she helps people for a living to make healthier lifestyle choices in nutrition and is an all-around pretty happy person herself. Join the 7-Day Sugar Detox Group here (http://bit.ly/1YrYH9J) Check out more on Andrea and her holistic work here (www.andreamclaughlin.net)   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
25:05
May 14, 2016
Breaking into TV Editing with Mark Hartzell : Cmd+Edit 045
Today's guest is Mark Hartzell (editor on True Blood, Agent Carter, Animal Kingdom) to talk about how he got into TV editing and what the difference is between TV editors and feature film editors. We talked about: What it's like transitioning from show-to-show often How does the workflow differ between shows? How do you know when to say "No" to a script? ...and how do you do it politely and professionally so that bridges don't get burned? And how does an editor work their way onto one of the BIG shows like Agent Carter? (or how can Nick weasel his way into working on The Golden Compass series?)   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
01:02:31
May 9, 2016
Holistic healing and nutrition for editors : Cmd+Edit 044
Today's guest is Andrea McLaughlin from Llovara Holistic and I'm so glad to chat with her about what fuels us and keeps us creative and active throughout the day. I asked recently in the Command+Edit Facebook group how some of you rate your ability to make good food choices while on the job and (surprise!) a lot of you said you often cave and eat foods that you know will have a negative impact on you. Our jobs are known for being particularly stressful, constantly changing and leave us with little to no chance to eating healthy. So with that in mind, Andrea is here to save the day! She tells us: How can eating better make us feel better and work more creatively? What foods should we avoid for their negative affects? What exactly does "holistic" mean and what does it have to do with us wanting to work better day-to-day?   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
01:02:30
May 4, 2016
No, I Do Not Work in Porn : Cmd+Edit 043
So we may have had a brief hiatus there. Life gets in the way, work piles up, but we've still got episode that we want to give to you. (Besides you're probably still keeping busy paying attention to NAB announcements, right?) Thanks for waiting! Here is Episode 43 for you. In this episode we address that question that every filmmaker gets asked at some point: "So do you make porn movies?" For some reason often when you tell people that you are involved in the film industry they will associate your work with that of the adult, risqué type of cinema. It's annoying and it may be a simple misunderstanding or it could be potentially harmful for your career...or it could be entirely true. We're not here to judge. To be completely honest I've worked with filmmakers who have experience in the adult film industry and they have been pretty open to discussing it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that line of work in my opinion. And it shouldn't prevent you from getting work in commercials, TV or feature films. Unfortunately not everybody will share this view so we should spend some time talking about how to deal with these situations when it comes up. This opens to the door to discussing a load of other misconceptions about our work that we should be ready to correct: You're an animator? So you do cel/3D/motion graphics/every form of animation there is then? How much time does it take you to do your work? Why did it take you 1 hour to perform a task last time but then a full day another time? How specialized your skillset is: you may know how to edit, but you may not know how to produce And more   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
43:60
April 25, 2016
The Editing of Daredevil Season 2 : Cmd+Edit 042
"You cross over to that side of the line, you don't get to come back from that. Not ever." In this episode we talk about Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix starring Charlie Cox returning as the title character. The show is edited by Michael N. Knue, Monty DeGraff, Jonathan Chibnall and Jo Francis. (Any of which we would be thrilled to have on the show, FYI!). We focus on the pacing of the story over the course of the season, whether we would have done anything had we worked on it and if the interweaving of storylines left any characters out in the cold. SPOILER ALERT! Although a mild one. Just in case you haven't seen it. If you have seen it, what point of the story did you feel were the strongest/weakest of the season? What would you have done differently if you were the editor?   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com
44:26
April 4, 2016
Lucas Harger/Zach Williams from Post Notes Plugin : Cmd+Edit 041
In this episode we interview the creators of Post Notes Plugin, a new plugin for Premiere Pro CC that includes a panel of to-do lists and note-taking for each sequence. It's an easier way to keep track of what revisions need to be done and to incorporate notes from your director/producer directly into Premiere so you're not switching out to an email or word document all the time. They tell us how they came up with the idea for Post Notes and what is next on the to-do list for handy plugins. Also stay tuned till the end to hear us announce the winner of our Post Notes Giveaway Contest that we ran last week.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com  
36:30
March 29, 2016
WE'RE 40! Also We Edit with Davinci Resolve : Cmd+Edit 040
  It's official! We are over the hill (in podcast episode numbers, that is). But it's meagre milestone when we realize we're going for 400 easily. In this episode we talk about what it's like editing a feature with Davinci Resolve, once thought to only be a colour grading application. Until BlackMagic released version 12 with some NLE capabilities. It's not exactly the easiest transition in the world to change over to Resolve though... Video Copilot came bursting into the party with a new plug-in (FOR FREE!). The Saber Plug-In for After Effects helps you create lightsabers, glow fade-off, lasers and other glowy, sci-fi stuff (http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2016/03/new-plug-in-saber-now-available-100-free/). PLUS, we have a contest! And you can win a pretty sweet prize. Our good pals over at Post Notes have released a plug-in that brings your to-do list of revisions and notes from the director directly into a Premiere panel. No more switching back and forth between Premiere and your email thread with the director or Preview with a pdf of changes to make (http://postnotes.io/). So here's how you can win a copy of Post Notes for yourself: leave an iTunes review for the podcast...yeah, yeah, it's a shameful "Hungry for iTunes Reviews Contest" play, but whatever we're going with it and you get a copy of a handy plugin. Step 1: Write us an iTunes review. Honestly, it can be anything. But whatever you write, we will read on our next episode. You need to submit it before March 26th 11:59PM to qualify. Step 2: E-mail us at CommandEditPodcast@Gmail.com and let us know what your iTunes username is and which review is yours. Y'know, so we can reward you. Step 3: Wait. That's it. We will randomly pick a winner from all reviewers.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
41:54
March 21, 2016
Dealing With Rejection : Cmd+Edit 039
In this episode we're dealing with REJECTION. Rejection is inevitable, whether it be in sales, in creative decision-making, or any other part of the business. Failure is a part of the game. Rejection is universal. How does rejection reflect on you? What is the best way to react to a rejection? How do you deal with a "No"? Josh and Nick go into some tips on how to react to rejection and how it can actually benefit you in the long run.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
40:41
March 14, 2016
Ask These 3 Questions Before You Start Working : Cmd+Edit 038
In this episode we list off 3 key questions that you as an editor can ask early on to help yourself BIG TIME later down the road. A lot of headaches can be avoided simply by asking the right question before you start working. We have 3 questions for the corporate/commercial editor and 3 for the narrative/feature film editor. So really you're getting double the value here. Nick experienced some frustration dealing with Davinci Resolve 12 last week while assistant editing a feature. The director wants to cut the film right in Resolve for ease of workflow, but it's not as easy as it seems. He's going to share this process in this week's blog post. For now, here are some links to get you started with treating Resolve as an NLE. •http://www.redsharknews.com/post/item/2779-blackmagic-resolve-12-review-what-s-it-like-as-an-editor•http://www.4kshooters.net/2016/02/14/blackmagic-davinci-resolve-update-12-3-released/ And this Tuesday a new plugin will be revealed for Premiere. It's called Post Notes and boasts that it can bring your notes and to-do lists straight into Premiere instead of having to have them open elsewhere and switch between programs constantly. Will it work as well as we're hoping? •https://twitter.com/postnotesplugin/status/706135962523308032   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
50:19
March 7, 2016
Get the Most Out of Post Conferences : Cmd+Edit 037
Do you attend conferences on your own time or your company's time? Do you feel like you are benefitting a lot from the ones you go to? A little later than usual this week (because Nick traded his editing-at-desk job for a week to work on set of a horror feature) this episode is about all of those post-production conferences that are held throughout the year. NAB, SXSW, SIGGRAPH and IBC are among the bigger ones you've likely heard of but there are many, many others that you could be attending. If you're antisocial or not a networking person you may not attend many right now, but you should because they can help you out in a lot of ways: expand your network of other post professionals, pick up new skills to boost your editing game, stay on top of new announcements and emerging technology and cement your position (both online and offline) as an expert in your field. We list off some conferences that are worth attending, how to create a "plan of attack" to get the most of your time spent there, create a hitlist of people you want to meet, and other ways you can increase the returned value of getting out to more cons.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
34:14
March 2, 2016
Choose your path wisely : Cmd+Edit 036
Are you on the right path for your career? We all want to end up with success eventually but have you ever considered if you're taking the right steps to achieve it for yourself? The questions we ask in this episode are some of the toughest ones that anyone dares to think of and give serious thought to. POST NEWS: Adobe released an update for Creative Cloud that gave a few users a scare when it ended up trashing some important folders without warning. You may want to hold off on that update. (Link) Avid released an update for Media Composer 8.5 that doesn't trash your important files. So that's something. (Link) And by the way, does anyone happen to know what Deadpool was cut on? *sarcasm font* Everyone's talking about how the latest Marvel movie broke new ground by proving that R-rated movies can bust the box office, but we're more interested in the fact that Premiere was the director's only choice when it came to choosing an NLE. Premiere Bro has a page dedicated to almost every link, post and tweet about it. Check it out. (Link)   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
49:09
February 22, 2016
Love in the Edit Bay! : Cmd+Edit 035
If there's one thing editors are guilty of it's loving too much This week in an attempt at a Valentine's-themed episode we invited David on the show. Who is David? He is the husband-to-be of a TV editor and friend of mine who agreed to awkwardly talk to us about what it's like to basically be married to someone who works the crazy hours we do and speaks in hard-to-understand lingo at the end of the work day.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
33:05
February 17, 2016
"ABR" Always be Rolling : Cmd+Edit 034
This week we chime in on the 2016 Oscar nominated titles for Best Editing and their respective editors. We apparently didn't watch many movies last year so we'd like to know from you which you think will win it. Tweet us @CommandEdit with your guess. In this episode we talk about how to successfully "ping" your clients to keep them in touch and make them remember you when they need work done. Also, how do you build a quote for your time and price when going after a job? We offer some tips on setting your quote up to get a "Yes" and not shoot yourself in the foot. As well we highlight a just-released add-on from ScreenLight for Adobe Premiere that allows you to import client feedback directly into your project timeline as markers. This will save you some valuable time while getting those revisions done.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
50:52
February 8, 2016
Hanging out with the PremiereBro Sean Schools : Cmd+Edit 033
This episode we're chatting with the Premiere Bro (aka Sean Schools) who runs the similarly titled site www.premierebro.com which serves as a valuable resource for those Adobe editors out there. Sean earned the nickname by being the go-to Adobe know-it-all among his colleagues and started the site in 2014. He has since fostered it into a site where editors can find hot tips on using Premiere better in ways they didn't realize, as well as keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest in Adobe news. He currently works in New Jersey for the ad agency JK Design and in his very limited off-time gets asked to attend this year's Editor's Retreat. I don't know about you, but I would love to achieve a level of success where I get asked to go places. And not the "Sir, would you please leave?" type of request that I usually get. We talked about how he got hooked on Premiere, how he earned the moniker "Premiere Bro", how he balances work plus life (with a family) PLUS maintaining his online presence as an Adobe expert, as well as some other kind of invasive questions. Plus listen to Josh get irked that he's outnumbered 2-1 by Adobe users...while I was outnumbered 2-1 by Americans. It all works out.   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
49:13
February 3, 2016
Tales from the Edit Bay! : Cmd+Edit 032
Storytime! We had a guest fall ill this week so rather than force them to record with us, we decided to share a few rough experiences we've had with past edit projects. There are lessons to be learned from every job, especially the ones that present challenges and don't go as well as you'd like. Note: We are not necessarily talking just about "clients from hell" and venting our frustrations. These are some of our most difficult projects that we've been involved in that we've taken away some prized knowledge to aid us in the future. So gather 'round the fire and listen to our tales! Have an editing story of your own to share with us? Email us at CommandEditPodcast@Gmail.com   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommandEdit Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ Get more of the podcast at http://www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
42:46
January 25, 2016
The Secret to YouTube Success : Cmd+Edit 031
  We brought in an expert this week to discuss how you can build a powerfully effective YouTube channel. Shane Luis is the creator of ReRez, a YouTube channel that features the newest, strangest and most unique gaming topics. He offers reviews of unheard-of games and consoles, as well as a series called "Positives" where he finds the silver lining to terrible games. Today he's built the channel up to over 65,000 subscribers with almost 200 videos uploaded, his most popular earning over 1 million views. In this episode we talk about how he found an audience, how he found the right content to put out, and some tips for others who are looking to build a channel for themselves.   www.twitter.com/CommandEdit https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
01:04:58
January 19, 2016
Take Yourself Back to School : Cmd+Edit 030
In this episode we offer up many ways you can go back to school with your editing skills. There are countless ways to up your game: webinars, subscription services, courses or online schools. Which is the right one for you? We break them all down for you here. However it is you'd prefer to learn more about the wizardry mysticism that is post-production, there's a way for you to do that from one of these suggestions. Some are paid. Some are delightfully free. Enjoy!   www.twitter.com/CommandEdit https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
47:33
January 10, 2016
Have you tried turning it off and on? : Cmd+Edit 029
In this episode we follow up our previous topic from Episode 28 about goal setting for success. As Homer Simpson once said, "Trying is the first step toward failure." And in a way...he's absolutely right! You're bound to fail. Everybody does! Nobody succeeds on the first try. And if you do, you are a superhuman and we should be worshipping you accordingly. But it's more likely that you are only human like the rest of us. When we fail, we tend to let it affect our motivation and sometimes throw in the towel right then and there. But you've set your goals for a reason: they are things you truly WANT to achieve. So don't let a little thing like FAILURE stand in your way. We discuss 4 steps (or 5, depending on whether you listen to Josh or Nick the most) you can immediately take upon failure that will get you back on the proverbial horse. A sort of...resetting if you will. Pressing "continue" on that Game Over screen.   www.twitter.com/CommandEdit https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommandEdit/ www.CommandEditPodcast.com   Support the podcast by leaving us a review if you like what you're hearing.
44:36
January 4, 2016
How to Set Up Your 2016 Goals : Cmd+Edit 028
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals."   Around this time of year you start thinking of your New Year's resolutions. Actually...let's be honest...you're most likely thinking about how bogus New Year's resolutions are. They are there for people to set, attempt for the month of January and then completely abandon without guilt. When's the last time you a heard from a friend of yours who actually saw one of their resolution through to the end of the year? But setting goals for yourself is a very important part of learning and improvement. And there are ways you can establish your goals so that you are more likely to succeed at them. In this episode we talk about a few ways that you can set yourself up for success with your own goals for the next year. They are simple but very essential to getting yourself to the next level. Also as we end this year, we can't thank our listeners enough! (That would be you). This podcast started as a shared goal between Josh and myself, as we mention in the episode, and along the way has turned its focus to the goals of the listeners. What do you want to learn about post-production that will help you in your career? What other ways are you looking to improve your physical and mental health? What else would help give you that boost that you need to become more confident with yourself? We have a lot planned for the Command+Edit Podcast for 2016. Listen to the episode to find out what our goals are and how we plan to achieve them. Happy New Year, fellow editors! --- Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
01:05:27
December 28, 2015
The Force Awakens a New Hope (or Our Obligatory, Spoiler-Free Star Wars Episode) : Cmd+Edit 027
*NOTE: THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE ZONE* There's some kind of sci-fi movie coming out this week that's got everybody's attention. So we figured we should probably do something about Star Wars ourselves. Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches this week, the long-awaited sequel to one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. And also one of the biggest underdog filmmaker stories ever. The one that started it all, Star Wars: A New Hope, was an instant classic that solidified itself in cinema history. It's no surprise then that there are endless great stories about the production that continue to be told today. Three of those wonderfully creative people were the original Star Wars editors: Paul Hirsch, Richard Chew and Marcia Lucas (does that last name sound familiar?). Yes, Marcia was also George Lucas' wife at the time of production. That Director-Editor relationship sounds eerily similar to another popular movie we discussed recently. This is a fun, quick episode for you to digest where we discuss our first experiences with the Star Wars films growing up, our predictions for what Episode VII has in store (will Han Solo die??) as well as some fun facts about the original editors that you probably didn't know. Let's face it, you probably didn't even know their names, right? But they've definitely been working on some movies very recently that you've seen. Find out which ones. And may the force be with you! --- Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
50:19
December 18, 2015
Say No To Spec : Cmd+Edit 026
In this episode we answer a few questions sent to us by our listeners and share one editor's story of his first big gig. We love hearing those kinds of stories so if you'd like to share yours, please send them in and we would love to read them. We've all seen those horrific requests posted on forums like Craigslist or Mandy.com that ask for editors with ridiculous terms attached (usually incredibly low payment or nothing at all for editing long-form projects...but you get exposure!). Check out this one in particular though and see if you can spot what's wrong with it. A video making the rounds with the hashtag #SayNoToSpec got us talking for this episode. The idea of spec work may have made sense in video production at some point...but it's now 2015 and it's long since lost it's flavour. We are way past sick of hearing potential clients approaching editors with the usual lines: "It'll be great exposure for you!" "Give us a discount on this one and we'll give you more work later!" ...and yadda yadda yadda. You know the lines. An ad agency in Toronto, Zulu Alpha Kilo, produced a video that seems to capture honest reactions of other trade professionals being asked to do spec work (spoiler alert: they say no). Spec work became a laughable concept among video production pros a decade ago. So why are some people still saying yes? --- Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
01:02:22
December 7, 2015
Interview with Rhonda Thain : Cmd+Edit 025
Nick is out and Rhonda is in. Our first guest here on Cmd+Edit is filling in for an absent Nick, as his schedule opened wide and swallowed him up this month. Rhonda Thain is a freelance editor based in Toronto working at Scott Brothers Entertainment. She works with broadcast and digital format shows and dabbles with some sizzle reels for some good measure. She talks about the benefit of working as a freelancer today, knowing when to switch to a different NLE, and offers a view into what her day-to-day work is like as an editor in Toronto. You can follow Rhonda on Twitter (@RhondaACThain).   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
26:42
November 30, 2015
The Editing of Mad Max: Fury Road : Cmd+Edit 024
In this episode we look at Mad Max: Fury Road and talk about the editing style used in this action-packed film. Josh and I are the last two people in the world to watch Fury Road. It's been hailed as the "perfect action film" and has effectively hit the refresh button on the Hollywood action blockbuster. Featuring more actual stunts than CGI and a style reminiscent of the 70's road chase, exploitation films, Fury Road is a great example of an action-driven story told very well. Listen on to hear us break down what made George Miller's action hit so successful as a story, what we thought of the editing style used and what lessons we can take away from it. WARNING: SPOILERS BE AHEAD What editing tricks did you notice used in the film? Let us know on twitter @CommandEdit.  --- Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
52:51
November 8, 2015
After Effects & You : Cmd+Edit 023
Every editor nowadays appears to be expected to have a basic understanding of After Effects. It is the new Photoshop, in that clients assume that you are able to use AE to achieve certain effects for their videos, whether it be removing logos, adding motion graphics or more advanced compositing. In this episode we cover some ways that After Effects should be a part of your everyday workflow. Do you currently use AE for your workflow? Here are some suggestions for how it can be a big part of your toolkit. Should you use After Effects or Nuke or Fusion? There are differences between layer-based and node-based compositing programs. Creative ways to polish your shots in After Effects. Are your clients expecting you to know some of these compositing tools when they hire you? Where can you get better training on After Effects to get you started? Also, we are looking for some ideas for what the first pieces of Cmd+Edit merch could be. Rather than do the basic t-shirt or coffee mug, we want to do put our logo on something that's going to be especially unique and useful for you. It can be something for your desk, for your kitchen or even for your pet (thinking outside of the box here!). If you have any ideas for merch items that you'd like us to offer a limited run of, tweet them to @CommandEdit. Did you see the ultra-cool video that mashes together about 20 different characters from popular movies and composite them all into the same nightclub? Serpico, Terminator, Blade, Pinhead, Obi-Wan Kenobi and many others appear in Hell's Club. It's an exercise in creative compositing and editing. Check it out. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajyNRnyPMs) And we chose to close out this episode with an Ed Sheeran track. Why? Because we could. Enjoy! --- Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
55:18
October 27, 2015
Our first AKS Episode (All Kinds of Shit) : Cmd+Edit 022
Welcome to our first AKS Episode! (All Kinds of Shit) Okay, so it's an acronym we just cooked up. But it's hard work coming up with a big theme for each episode every week! So for this episode Josh and I address a bunch of smaller topics and answer interesting questions that have come up. Topics that we chat about: • What the hell is Canadian Thanksgiving all about? • Which of our lucky listeners gets to meet with a Cmd+Edit host? • A brief recap of Adobe MAX 2015 and the new (not-so)exciting updates for Adobe. Some were neat, most I didn't care for. What did you think? • By the way...DO NOT UPGRADE TO EL CAPITAN YET! • Nick's Gear of the Week wishlist now includes a backlit Adobe Premiere keyboard from EditorsKeys. Once they make one for Mac, that is. (https://www.editorskeys.com/products/video-editing-keyboards/) • Josh's Gear of the Week is his shiny, new teleprompter. • What happens when your boss does not appreciate you doing exercise at work? • Plus updates on Nick's current project (horror feature The Haunting of Kirby Road is almost locked) and Josh's announcement for EditVideoFaster.com   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
01:19:03
October 23, 2015
These Tips are for LARGE Editing Projects : Cmd+Edit 021
  This episode is all about some handy tips to keep in mind when you're about to tackle a large edit. This could be a horror feature, a documentary, or a series of commercial videos. The decisions you make in setting up your project will stay with you straight to the finish line, so you'd better make sure you're setting yourself properly. These tips could help you optimize your workflow, keep your client happy and keep you from losing hair and sleep due to overwhelming frustrations. Nick draws from his recent experience editing his latest feature film "Kirby Road" and Josh draws on a massive series of videos (197!) he finished for his work.   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
01:19:03
October 14, 2015
5 Essential Editing Techniques and When to Use Them : Cmd+Edit 020
  We go down the list of 5 of the most common editing techniques and when they should be used in your project. Cutting on action, crossing the axis (breaking the 180-degree rule), reveal shots, jump cuts and cross-cutting are used in cinema all of the time. So much so that you probably have never noticed them when they are used most effectively. However they stand out like a sore thumb when misused. Using popular examples in movies that you probably have seen before (if not, you should obviously rush out and see them after listening to this), Josh and Nick discuss how you can use these techniques to tell a story better. Think of this as the first episode of Film Editing 101. What other techniques do you enjoy seeing on the big screen? Or using in your own timelines? Let us know by emailing CommandEditPodcast@Gmail.com   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
57:45
October 7, 2015
Top 10 Non-Tech Tips for Better Editing : Cmd+Edit 019
We present to you our Top 10 Tips for Better Editing that have nothing to do with the technical skills that are involved. Yes, efficient workflows and master of hotkeys is a big part of editing but there is so much more to it. These are tips that any editor can use with any NLE to improve their cuts and take their sequences from good to GREAT. What are some of your tips that you have picked up on the road to becomg a better editor? You can share those with us and the rest of our listeners by contacting us below.   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.
51:12
September 21, 2015
Our Favourite Blogs, Films, and TV Series : Cmd+Edit 018
What do we do in our spare time to unwind, relax all while stimulating our creative sides? In this week's episode Josh and I count down our favourite films to study, TV shows to watch, podcasts to educate ourselves and blogs to subscribe to. What shows/films/podcasts do you plug into when you want to chill but keep yourself inspired? Tweet us @CommandEdit with your suggestions.   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.   Thanks for listening!  
01:15:35
September 9, 2015
Your Survival Guide to Hellish Clients : Cmd+Edit 017
This episode is a little something Josh and I have been working on that we like to call: The Survival Guide to Hellish Clients. Here are some common difficult client situations that you will most likely find yourself in. And some ways that you can avoid/escape them.   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.   Thanks for listening!  
01:03:03
August 31, 2015
Slating your timelines : Cmd+Edit 016
Up at the break of dawn to record our episode! That's how much we love doing this. If you use Instagram for your social media marketing, then you might be delighted to hear that Hootsuite added the ability to post directly to Instagram...sort of. It's not as simple as it sounds unfortunately but it is a step in the right direction for sharing images and videos on post production. By the way, you can follow Nick on Instagram at @Merc_Media to see more pics of his #FitnessInPost lifestyle and stills/clips from the timelines he works on. (http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2015/08/04/hootsuite-rolls-out-scheduling-for-instagram-posts-sort-of/) The Nerd Fitness blog is a super valuable resource for ways to keep yourself fit while living the lifestyle of an editor (that is, sit all day). Here are some easy steps to follow to break up the monotony of sitting at your desk. (http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2015/07/13/how-to-survive-sitting-all-day/) Slating your timelines is considered by many to be a forgotten technique, something that the dinosaurs of post-production used but is all but obsolete today. But not us two! Josh published an enlightening post about how to create solid slates for your timelines and how it can help you in the future. You can read it over on his blog EditVideoFaster (http://www.editvideofaster.com/slating-videos-in-your-nle/).   Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released.
43:48
August 18, 2015
Is LOCATION everything to SUCCESS? : Cmd+Edit 015
This week is all about the helpful articles that populate the net: we've got ones for you that improve your productivity, a few things to shop for that will help fancify your office space, and a couple of hot new toys that promise to revolutionize the industry. Premium Beats is one of the better post-production blogs around. Here they give 10 things to go pick up to spruce up your desk. How many of these do you already have? Which do you need to add to your wishlist? (http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/10-things-for-your-video-editing-suite-under-200/) The Gnar Box is a device that turns your iPhone into a "dumb terminal" capable of processing 4K GoPro footage. You can edit and upload your 4K footage on-the-go without having to return to your edit suite. This will be probably make the extreme sports nuts very happy. (http://technabob.com/blog/2015/07/29/gnarbox-portable-video-editing-computer/) Another device that seeks to squash the editing computer, the TouchEdit app for the iPad claims to be a precise editing system capable of doing advanced edits with your footage with just your fingertips. Dan Lebental A.C.E. created the app to be a mobile solution for editing. He is a seasoned feature film editor so he must know what he's doing building this app. Care to try it out? (http://www.toucheditapp.com/) Lisette Sutherland is a public speaker and fosters collaborative, long-distance work partnerships. She subjected herself to a 30-day trial of trying different kinds of dressing for work to see how it affected her productivity. Her results led to her making some decisions on how to present herself to her clients even when just teleconferencing at her desk. Any freelance editors should be interested in reading this to find out how you can dress for your work day. (http://www.lisettesutherland.com/2014/06/results-30-day-try-on-athon/) Finally, this list of simple steps to achieving unbound success as a Hollywood editor seems all in good...until you read the one that says you need to move to L.A. or New York. Seems pretty outdated to think that physical location has that kind of affect on your career nowadays. It's not uncommon to work from a long-distance with just the same level of involvement and efficiency as you would from working in the same building as your client/producer. (http://robertlanford.com/2011/02/26/7-important-steps-to-becoming-a-hollywood-editor/) Here's where we plant all of our social media links so you can stalk us easier: You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.   Thanks for listening!        
42:49
August 10, 2015
Effective Ways to Use Your Down Time : Cmd+Edit 014
Thank you for listening to us, you are part of the #GroundFloor of Cmd+Edit. We had an overwhelming number of downloads in July. So we're off to a really healthy start. Share the podcast with your editor friends, especially those with a commute who need something to listen to. This week we talk about those times when an editor is not working...confused yet? When you have down time how do you use it? Some work on marketing themselves, some have side projects to work on, some actually go on vacation. This episode isn't about that last group. Here are some ways to make good use of your down time to further your career as an editor. *Note that we here at Cmd+Edit fully acknowledge the importance and sheer joy of taking a much-needed vacation. We are not overlooking the value of that here, just saying if you're looking for more work to do, here are some ideas. You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think.   Thanks for listening!
54:23
August 3, 2015
Go To School Or Go To Work : Cmd+Edit 013
It's an often revisited topic by others, but Josh and I have our own thoughts on whether your career is better off by you attending film school versus going straight to work. Nowadays editors are entering the work force at younger ages. It's likely the work opportunities start presenting themselves before they decide to attend a film school. So what are the benefits of first going through school and becoming certified? And could it make more sense to instead start going after your first clients? One is the path of the student; the other is the path of the entrepreneur. Which do you decide? You can follow Command+Edit Podcast on Twitter at @CommandEdit. Check out the website for show notes and other episodes at www.CommandEditPodcast.com Keep up with our latest updates and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommandEditPodcast Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes right when they are released. Leave us a review if you like what you're hearing and want us to know what you think. Thanks for listening!
44:54
July 27, 2015
Double The Podcast, Double The Fun! : Cmd+Edit 012
So last week Josh and I had a clashing of schedules and couldn't find the time for both of us to record together. Instead of release nothing we decided that we would each record our own segment and slap them together. Basically you get two episodes for the price of one this week! Josh talks about how you can benefit from "backing your car in". That one needs a bit of explaining, but rest assured it is a metaphor for how you can be better prepared for whatever your work may throw at you and at any moment's notice be able to seize an opportunity like a pro. Nick has some thoughts about this whole "CGI is ruining movies!" cry that is being heard across the internets lately. With the release of so many movies this summer that rely heavily on CGI, it's become the usual suspect for when the movies fail to tell a good story. But is that fair of us? After viewing Jurassic World last month with some filmmaker friends, it changed Nick's view of CGI in movies nowadays and this will explain why he feels they get villified too much.
16:52
July 21, 2015
Things Editors Wish Directors Would Do While Filming : Cmd+Edit 011
If you could tell the director to shoot something differently, what would you tell them? There are many times when editors wish they could travel back in time to when filming was happening and advise the production crew on how they can make the edit go smoothly. Whether it be "I wish they got a shot of this" or "Could they have cut a second later" or "Could they have gotten this angle instead?", there are many things that would make the editor's life a lot easier...but they often never occur to the director. Why? Because they're filming as a director, not as an editor. They have a million things to be thinking about while shooting a scene, and not always is "How will this edit together?" one of those. So educate them! Tell them what you as the editor needs to do your job the best you can and deliver a golden edit.   Here are some common things that we wish directors would keep in mind when on set. And the most important reason for them to do so is not to make you happy, but to make Mr. Future-Director happy when he/she sees their movie come together in the editing room. Tweet us your own things that you wish directors would do to make the edit better. @CommandEdit. E-mail us if you enjoyed the show and let us know how we're doing. (commandeditpodcast@gmail.com)
40:59
July 6, 2015
Become a Master of Multitasking Your Projects : Cmd+Edit 010
We all seem to be spinning too many plates or juggling too many balls in the air when it comes to work. This episode talks about the ways you can help improve your multitasking skills and prioritizing your tasks. From the macro (organizing larger feature projects into manageable steps) to the micro (prioritizing the minutes of your day), we could all afford to become better masters of multitasking to avoid being buried in work. 8K video hath arrived to YouTube! Actually the ability to upload 8K video has been there for a while but it seems there's someone with the ability to shoot and upload a short doc called "Ghost Towns" in full 8K resolution. Test out your internet streaming speed and press play on it. Do you notice a huge difference in the clarity of the image? (https://youtu.be/sLprVF6d7Ug) We discuss a few noteworthy points from the big Apple update at WWDC 2015. There were only a couple of interesting points for post-production folk. Nick is excited that humanity is a step closer towards having a personal JARVIS. (http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/8/8745353/apple-wwdc-2015-highlights-announcements-recap) Follow us on Twitter and let us know what you think of this episode (www.twitter.com/CommandEdit)
48:26
June 29, 2015
These are the Networking Tools of an Editor : Cmd+Edit 009
They are the holy trinity of networking tools for any post-production minion: the business card, the demo reel and the CV. There are those who swear by them and label them as must-haves. Others think differently and choose to not use them at all. Which camp are you in? Every editor means to get around to updating his/her CV or reel but it seems to only become a priority when you receive an email from a producer asking for them before they can hire you. Nick and Josh discuss the benefits to using each to score your next job, and how you can use them more efficiently. Plus we explain why and when we don't bother using them at all. Does the concept of an editing demo reel even make sense? Are business cards a good investment or is there a better way to give your info that costs you less? Should you create a CV or is it okay to just link to your IMDB page? Follow us on Twitter and tweet us if you use any of these tools to nail down jobs.
40:20
June 22, 2015
Are You My Competition or a Collaborator?: Cmd+Edit 008
Nowadays it seems like you can throw a stone and hit 5 editors. The industry has exploded over the past decade and in the struggle to get noticed and hired some have taken different approaches. Some treat other editors strictly as competition and work hard at improving their own skills and marketing themselves. Some treat other editors as collaborators, brothers-in-arms to team up with and support one another in their careers. It may seem that taking the competitive approach is a negative one, but there are some advantages to it. As well, there are times when collaborating and building a team can help further everyone in attaining a booming career. Somehow Nick manages to squeeze in Nash's Equilibrium theory and a strategy for getting laid into his explanation on how to decide whether to compete or collaborate. Not everyone is looking for someone to collaborate with (or be a mentor to) and you can expect some to not react well to a proposition to work together for experience. Listen at the [30:28] mark for a story about an encounter Nick had with a gruff veteran photographer and the price he had on working together. SHAMELESS PLUG TIME:   Nick's first feature edited for Black Fawn Films was recently released. The Drownsman (2013) was the first time Nick worked on the edit of a film while it was in production and it changed his career path forever. It's available on iTunes for $12.99 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-drownsman/id982105972) and on Amazon on DVD/Blu-Ray (http://www.amazon.ca/Drownsman-Blu-ray-Import/dp/B00UJH1R60/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434465267&sr=8-1&keywords=the+drownsman). Josh has released a blog series titled "Over the Editor's Shoulder" chronicling a new series he is editing. It's split into 4 parts and you can see his daily progress and tips for editing faster. http://www.editvideofaster.com/otes-part1/
44:30
June 15, 2015
Setting the mood in your work environment: Cmd+Edit 007
We start out with a couple of shout-outs to some of our loyal listeners and retweeters so far. Jaclyn Rogers, Michael Cardilio and Rachel Bogan have been some of our top contributors this past week. Thanks for tweeting us and for sharing our episodes. The Shameless Plugs of the Week: Nick is back from the set of Bed of the Dead, the latest horror feature from Black Fawn Films that he was editing on-set while they were filming. Internet fans were abuzz with opinions on the Supergirl 6-minute "trailer" for the TV series premiering in the fall. It was described by some as "The Devil Wears Prada mixed with that SNL Black Widow parody trailer. Some editors have taken it upon themselves to re-edit the trailer by slimming it down considerably and amping up the action while ditching a lot of the "ditzy, urban girl problems" material. Nick has started cutting his own version, too. How do you set up your editing suite and office so that you can better concentrate and do your best work? Some editors have personal touches that they put on their work space, personalizing it and making it there own. Some are neat and tidy. Others are messy and more decorative. Some swear by 18% grey walls and balanced lighting. Others not so much. There are some things that you can do to improve your work space and allow you to edit better. Listen on to hear from Nick and Josh and about what might work for you. This episode is brought to you by ScreenLight, the service that allows you to easily share and collaborate with others helping to get your project to approval faster.
46:43
June 9, 2015
An editor is only as powerful as their computer : Cmd+Edit #006
This episode marks the first of our podcast that has an official sponsor. Screenlight saves you time on your editing projects and makes you look like a pro in the eyes of your client. Upload your videos to a customizable gallery with ease and allow your clients to easily offer frame-accurate feedback. It’s a great service that gets projects to delivery quickly, which is a win for everyone. Both Josh and Nick have used it for both commercial and feature-length productions and it has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool. The best part is it’s 100% free for you to start using right now. Head over to Screenlight and sign up to use it for your projects now. For shameless plugs this week: Nick hosts another podcast called Limited Release that features reviews of web series and insightful interviews with filmmakers. Check it out to hear all about how web series are produced and which ones are worth watching. Josh has started one-on-one coaching for those who look to improve their editing game. Whether they want to become more efficient with AVID Media Composer, get better at dealing with clients or market yourself better, head over to Edit Video Faster to sign up for an intro session with him. Michael “Dorkman” Scott is a VFX artist who was struck by a car a year ago and has been on a long, arduous road to recovery. You may know him from the viral Ryan vs. Dorkman video series from the mid-2000’s that were pretty much the first successful Star Wars fan films. His recovery has been covered by his family through the 
46:09
June 1, 2015
Balancing your life with your career : Cmd+Edit #005
It's incredibly easy and all too common for a career in post-production to take over your life. There's the high demand of time from your employers, there's the passion that we all feel about our work that pulls us deeper into it, and when we're not actively working we are training or searching for opportunities. Not all of our family and friends understand the commitment we must put into our careers. As we progress in our careers, the rest of our lives can take a backseat. Our passion to be successful at work can come with the risk of losing relationships, our health, or any other priorities we may have in our lives. Not to mention that lately it's become obvious to many that an unhealthy balance between our personal lives and our work lives can ultimately cause a detriment in the quality of our work. So how do we maintain a healthy balance between our lives at our desk and our lives away from it? Josh and I discuss some tips on how we tackle that challenge, and how you can approach it, too. Let us know how you feel about setting boundaries between work and life and if you've ever felt that strain between the two. Speaking of setting boundaries, have you ever been approached for a job you felt like turning down but wasn't sure how to do it without upsetting the client? It's an important skill to recognize when you should say no to a job (whether it's beyond your skill level, you don't have time to do it, or the budget is not enough for the work involved), and it's another entirely to say no professionally. Here is how you can do it. Tweet us at @CommandEdit about how you found this episode to be helpful for you.  
52:49
May 25, 2015
Generalist Vs. Specialist: Cmd+Edit #004
Once you've got your edit suite pimped out and are open for business, how do you then find work? In this episode we discuss how we each market ourselves and pursue all of the prospective jobs out there. Those who believe "If you build it, they will come" will find themselves out of work very quickly. The jobs are out there and waiting for you to go after them. Here are some ways that Josh and I chase those editing gigs and set yourself up to receive repeat work from clients. Do you consider yourself a generalist or a specialist? These are two different schools of thought on how to successfully position yourself in the market and be poised for the maximum number of opportunities. Would you rather be a one-stop-shop who can take on any type of editing job or be known as an expert in one particular niche market? There are obviously pros and cons to both, so let's talk about what those are and how to decide which one is right for you. This podcast is a two-way street, folks. We want to hear from you so tweet us at @CommandEdit or email us at CommandEditPodcast@gmail.com. Did you like the show? Write us a review on iTunes and you will be helping us be seen more in searches and otherwise fluffing our egos a little bit. By the way if you want to see what Josh looks like when he's not wearing a collared shirt, head over to the blog to see.
37:46
May 18, 2015
The one question every editor asks but hates to be asked: Cmd+Edit #003
"What program do you use to edit with?" It's that damn question that every editor gets asked all of the time. And those who are just starting out in the industry also obsess over it. So we set the record straight for each of us, explaining which programs we use and why (Avid and Premiere respectively for Josh and Nick). And then we talk about why it's not nearly as important a question as you may think. The first steps in starting a project can really influence how smoothly it will go for you. Each of us has their own way of beginning a project. We give some of our own habits and techniques that we follow and how they can help you in starting your edit. Got some tips to keeping your projects organized from the start? Share them with us. Josh wrote an article for Screenlight's blog, Success Tips from Five Experienced Editors. It's a good read and Nick even got a couple of words featured in there somewhere. There are some good tips in here for anyone looking to get ahead as an editor. Tweet us at @CommandEdit or email us at CommandEditPodcast@gmail.com
38:22
April 20, 2015
Do something new or do something differently: Cmd+Edit #002
In each episode Josh and I will be fighting the urge to talk endlessly about our own personal projects, but we will include a short "Shameless Plug" segment at the beginning to briefly promote a project we're working on. What are you working on? Tweet us with your Shameless Plug for whatever you're working on. In this business you've got to keep coming up with new ideas all of the time. But how do you deal with that feeling of being outside of your comfort zone (or trying to get a client outside of their's)? Nick's segment comes from a documentary editing workshop he attended recently, which isn't his usual type of work but learning new skills can be beneficial to your current work. You have a goal you want to achieve? How do you take that first step towards getting there? Josh's segment is about how to find the determination to take that first step out the door to start a large project, take your business in a new direction or run a marathon. You have a list of things you'd like to do in your lifetime, so decide to yourself that you will take that first step, figure out what it is and GO DO SOMETHING. "Do something new. Do something different." Tweet us @CommandEdit or write to us at CommandEditPodcast@gmail.com
30:06
April 19, 2015
Staying creative and fit while editing: Cmd+Edit #001
Once upon a time there were two editors who yearned for a podcast that discussed topics on post-production. Not just post at the desk, but post BEYOND the desk as well. When these two editors met, the Command+Edit Podcast was borne. Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Command+Edit Podcast. Find out what's going on in the post-production industry, editing workflow tips and other resources to help you understand editing better. But also we'll ways to improve your lifestyle away from the desk: keeping yourself physically and mentally fit, balancing work commitments with personal ones, and improving your business skills while pursuing your career in post. Get introduced to Nick and Josh in this first episode. Find out how we set out to make a podcast on post that's different from the rest. First up, how to keep the creative juices pumpin' each day while moving from timeline-to-timeline. And how taking a bit of time each day to keep yourself fit can really give your work a boost.
38:30
April 19, 2015