7 Important Steps to Becoming a Hollywood Editor

February 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Posted in Editing | 16 Comments

After years of making homemade shorts with your cousins in Windows Moviemaker and hours of going frame by frame through the works of Michael Kahn, Walter Murch, and Thelma Schoonmaker to try to figure out how they “did it”, you’ve finally made the big decision.

You want to be the next big time Hollywood Editor, but you have no idea where to start.

Have no fear, not too long ago, I was in your shoes and had no idea what I was doing. Luckily, I met some very kind and very smart people who did know what they were doing and proceeded to help get me started on my editing journey.

Have I made it yet?

No, but here are some of the most important and helpful steps that I’ve learned about how to make it to the eventual goal of becoming an editor in Hollywood.

This information either comes from personal experience or was gathered from the conversations I’ve had with a group of kind and helpful editors and assistants who are already working in the film industry. I know that this is just scratching the surface, but I want to share it with you and help you take the first steps on your editing journey.

As I’ve said, I am still on this journey myself, so as I learn more, I will continue to share what I’ve learned in future blog posts.

For now, here are my initial 7 steps to help you become a Hollywood Editor: Continue Reading 7 Important Steps to Becoming a Hollywood Editor…


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