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#377 - How Eddie Does It (AKA 11 Ways to Organise Your Timeline)

No, not that Eddie...but at least it's a seasonal gif!

I always enjoy seeing how other editors ‘do’ editing.

From how they approach cutting a scene to how they collaborate with their world-famous director to how they lay out their timelines.

If you take more than 20 seconds to google "Editor Eddie Hamilton", you'll see that Eddie consistently shares insights into all these things after every movie he makes and has done so throughout his career.

In fact, I'm hard-pressed to think of a more generous editor when it comes to someone being eager to share their knowledge and process with anyone who wants to learn.

Thank you, Eddie!

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In this issue of Cut/daily, you can glean a lot from how Eddie lays out his timelines and why that systematic process is essential to the functioning of his editorial team.

My favourite thing Eddie had to share?

This nugget of genuine humility from one of the hardest-working top-tier editors around:

Do let me know if any of you have better ideas on how to do this.

I always tell my team if anyone has come up with a better idea please tell me because we all want to learn from each other and get the best tips on how to manage our Media Composer timelines as efficiently as we can so that everyone on the team can work quickly and understand what we're all doing.

So let me know if you have any other ideas! 

— Editor, Eddie Hamilton, ACE

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