Once Upon a Timeline

S2E6. The Power of Backstory

Episode Summary

As editors on the path to mastery there are so many techniques we can steal - sorry, let me rephrase that - pay homage to from screenwriting. One of them is the powerful tool of backstory.

Episode Notes

In this week's show, I talk through how creating a backstory for any scene or sequence we’re cutting has a remarkable effect on distilling the shot and dialogue selection process. It is yet another fantastic technique that can help you turn into a powerful creative editor.

Also, don't forget to sign up to our latest Bootcamp webinar tomorrow afternoon! If you want to learn dozens of theories and techniques around picture cutting that’ll make your sequences shoot through the roof, you gotta join me at 3pm GMT tomorrow.

Have a great weekend dear friend!