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July 17, 2024
A Day in the Life of a Movie Trailer Editor

A Day in the Life of a Movie Trailer Editor

Nearly everyone with some form of a display device has watched the trailer for an upcoming movie they were anticipating the release of, but how many of us can say that we’ve taken a peek into the unseen life of a trailer editor? Well, you’re about to be one of those who have, as we learn directly from an industry professional and uncover the less-known paths and lifestyles of movie trailer editors.

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FEATURED ARTICLES

Why SonduckFilm quit editing eSports (w/ Joshua Noel)

Why SonduckFilm quit editing eSports (w/ Joshua Noel)

Joshua Noel is a filmmaker, motion graphic designer, and popular YouTuber known as SonduckFilm. At over 730k subscribers and 76 million views, Joshua posts straight-to-the-point weekly video tutorials that cover various editing and motion graphic techniques for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator. Joshua shares with us how he went from posting eSports videos to selling thousands of exclusive motion graphic templates to creators around the world.

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How an editor in his 20s made a hit show for Discovery (w/ Casey Faris)

How an editor in his 20s made a hit show for Discovery (w/ Casey Faris)

Casey Faris is an editor, educator, and popular YouTuber with almost 300k subscribers and over 26 million views. With a particular focus on DaVinci Resolve, Casey teaches his subscribers everything they need to know about post-production while also working as a training host at Ground Control and co-owning his own production company, Release the Hounds Studios. We discuss how Casey went from making short action films to professionally teaching editing online.

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Should you go freelance? (w/ Skyler Thomas)

Should you go freelance? (w/ Skyler Thomas)

Skyler Thomas, a passionate editor and YouTuber with over 186 thousand subscribers, started off with a degree in marketing before realizing that his interests lie in the creative industry. From recording camcorder footage of him skateboarding as a kid to editing his own sponsor videos as a competitive snowboarder, Skyler found his passion in filmmaking and editing and realized that this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

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Editing is changing — are you keeping up? (w/ Steve Ramsden)

Editing is changing — are you keeping up? (w/ Steve Ramsden)

Steve Ramsden is a YouTuber and filmmaker with over 250k subscribers and 11M views under his belt. Steve is also the owner and founder of Unexplored Films, a UK-based video production company that’s created content for names like Xbox, Warner Bros., and Jamie Oliver. We discuss Steve’s journey as a business owner and content creator as we unveil his recipe for an equilibrium between client and passion projects, along with how to rocket-launch yourself as a freelance editor or videographer.

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Why do CG artists get hate? (w/ Chris Kelly)

Why do CG artists get hate? (w/ Chris Kelly)

As the VFX industry continues to gain popularity, Chris breaks down creating a portfolio and recommends how artists can stand out in their editing careers. Chris offers his insight on the opportunities available for artists in the future on the big screen and beyond in content creation as we explore how VFX artists’ roles will evolve as technology improves.

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The lightsaber that launched a YouTuber (w/ Brandon Fate)

The lightsaber that launched a YouTuber (w/ Brandon Fate)

Brandon Fate is a VFX artist and popular YouTuber with almost 200k subscribers and over 12.7 million views who teaches tutorials for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. With his latest video reaching over 184k people, Brandon shares how he went from a young Padawan to a skilled Jedi, turning his passion for editing into a full-time career.

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How Mark Helfrich Cut Dwayne Johnson Movies

How Mark Helfrich Cut Dwayne Johnson Movies

Mark Helfrich, who’s currently editing an upcoming Dwayne Johnson film, is a Hollywood film director and editor with over 50 editorial credits on some of our favorite films, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Showgirls (1995), and Predator (1987).

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Why SonduckFilm quit editing eSports (w/ Joshua Noel)

Why SonduckFilm quit editing eSports (w/ Joshua Noel)

Joshua Noel is a filmmaker, motion graphic designer, and popular YouTuber known as SonduckFilm. At over 730k subscribers and 76 million views, Joshua posts straight-to-the-point weekly video tutorials that cover various editing and motion graphic techniques for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Illustrator. Joshua shares with us how he went from posting eSports videos to selling thousands of exclusive motion graphic templates to creators around the world.

read more
How an editor in his 20s made a hit show for Discovery (w/ Casey Faris)

How an editor in his 20s made a hit show for Discovery (w/ Casey Faris)

Casey Faris is an editor, educator, and popular YouTuber with almost 300k subscribers and over 26 million views. With a particular focus on DaVinci Resolve, Casey teaches his subscribers everything they need to know about post-production while also working as a training host at Ground Control and co-owning his own production company, Release the Hounds Studios. We discuss how Casey went from making short action films to professionally teaching editing online.

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