They say there's no such thing as a dumb question.
And it's true.
Ask any question you need to, that's how you'll find out the answers.
Then log in to a second account and provide a hideously inaccurate answer.
Others will immediately jump in to point out how and why you are wrong and hopefully present the correct answer to your original question.
In this issue of Cut/daily I'm going to share some selected questions (and answers!) from a private Facebook group filled with Editors, Assistant Editors and 2nd Assistant Editors.
The group in question is the Master The Workflow alumni group, which you get access to as part of their excellent Assistant Editor training course.
Why is this valuable?
On the face of it, it might seem like the least tangibly valuable part of the course, it's not the training, it's not the codebook - it's not a product.
But in fact it actually massively extends the life-time value of the course.
The group will help you build your network of other assistants local to you (MTW students are located all over the world), give you the opportunity to respond to regular job postings, and tap into a huge depth of editorial wisdom and troubleshooting knowledge - offering timely answers to everything from tech support to how to best navigate the politics of post production.
All without double posting on Reddit.
I'm not an Assistant should I keep reading?
In this issue, there is a download link to some free leaderboards and an answer about slow functioning Avid projects. If either of those are interesting to you, keep reading!
Assistants - Take This Further
- How to Become an Assistant Film Editor in 2021
- What do Assistant Editors have to know?
- Inside an Assistant Editor’s Codebook
- How to become an Avid Assistant Editor Overnight
- Master The Workflow Feature Film Assistant Editor Course Reviewed
- How to move up from First Assistant Editor to Film Editor
- How to be a 2nd Assistant Film Editor
- How to become a 2nd Assistant Film Editor