How to Be a Film Editor (Explained in One Well-Edited Film)

Monday October 01, 2018 Written by Genevieve

How to edit films

Film buffs Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos have run a YouTube channel called Every Frame a Painting for a little while now. And while self-made videos about films are a dime-a-dozen in this Internet Age, thankfully this isn’t your average fan-boys-obnoxiously-telling-you-what-they-think-of-movies situation.

Thoroughly considered and lovingly crafted, this very sophisticated, totally watchable (see: addictive) series gives you a whole new appreciation for the films you thought you knew back-to-front, and introduces you to gems you didn’t know you needed to see.

The episode, How Does an Editor Think and Feel? showcases the ten-years’ editing experience of host Tony Zhou. It’s full of bang-on insights into the way films are so painstakingly constructed, and reminds us that there is so much cinema worthy of more careful, reverent watching.

[Image: No Film School]