CC_S01_EP05_StephanieFilo
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Stephanie Filo is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning editor best known for her work on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 69, among many many others. Now based in Los Angeles but having grown up in Colorado and Sierra Leone, Stephanie also cuts many social impact docs, including her own PSA “End Ebola Now” which was viewed widely, spawning dance videos from celebrities to bring awareness, and helped lead to the eradication of Ebola in Sierra Leone. She’s also cut specials like Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, following Kim K as she works to help inca ..read more
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CC_S01_EP03_MikkelEGNielsen
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen is the Oscar-nominated [edit: Oscar WINNING!] editor of Sound of Metal and a recent BAFTA and Critics Choice Awards winner for Best Editing. He’s a Copenhagen-based feature and commercial editor, previously known for his work on Beasts of No Nation, Madame Bovary and A Royal Affair.  In this episode we discuss: -how he approached the edit in Sound of Metal -creating empathy for an aggressive character -maintaining a toolkit of skills for use on any project -the joy of collaboration -Why there are never mistakes in the editing room For more information and supple ..read more
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CC_S01_EP02_KimmyDubé
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Kimmy Dubé is a Los Angeles-based commercial editor, known for her comedic and action spots. After starting out as an intern at Lost Planet in NY she rose the ranks to become a rostered editor, cutting excellent work like AT&T's "It's Not Complicated" campaign with SNL's Beck Bennet (very few commercials make me laugh like those do) and eventually departed for Cosmo Street in Los Angeles, where she now works. Her wonderful sense of humor has garnered her many friends and fans in the industry and her distinctive voice has landed her a number of voice-over roles as well.  In this episod ..read more
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CC_S01_EP01_ColbyParkerJr_PT02
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Colby Parker Jr. Pt 2. The editor of Ant-Man, Friday Night Lights, Patriot’s Day, Deepwater Horizon, Hancock and the pilots for The Leftovers and Ballers talks more music, Marvel, Pete Berg and cutting action with heart.  In part two we cover: Sacrificing a great shot for the story Being on set for Friday Night Lights Finding the emotion in a coin toss Giving explosions in the sky their big break Do you have to play an instrument to make it today? Meeting salty Hollywood heroes For more information and supplemental video clips visit cuttingclass.fm Connect with us on IG @cut ..read more
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CC_S01_B_EP02_KateAspell
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
A good post-producer is hard to find. They have such a difficult job of managing budgets and clients, scheduling, finding talent for jobs and keeping everyone involved happy, fed, on track to finish and doing their best work. And to us editors they can and should be our main line of defense against clients overreaching, to deliver more than they agreed to or work more hours or whatever it may be.  My guest, Kate Aspel,l is one of these great producers who has the ability to stay on top of a project and clients while also protecting those of us in post. I’ve had the pleasure of working wi ..read more
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CC_S01_Promo
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Welcome to Cutting Class, a podcast about film & video editing as told through the lives of some of the top editors in their fields. Episode 1 coming soon. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cuttingclass/support ..read more
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CC_S01_B_EP01_CrystalMoselle
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Hey everybody, welcome to the Bonus Round of Season 1 of Cutting Class. As I mentioned at the end of Jen Dean’s episode I’m doing something a little different with these bonus episodes and I’m hoping it proves to be interesting and of value to you: I’m speaking with non-editors about editing. People who work closely with editors and likely have never really expressed out loud some of their feelings about editing and editors. And first up is really top notch: Crystal Moselle is the celebrated director of The Wolfpack, Sophia, The Skate Kitchen and HBO’s Betty. And though she is a director she d ..read more
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CC_S01_EP12_JenDean
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Jen Dean is a NY-based commercial editor and mother with a sharp eye, a quick wit and a love for Texan psych rock. After studying under Stan Brakhage she got her start at Lost Planet as Hank Corwin’s assistant, eventually moving on to cut her own award-winning projects from fashion to comedy to docu style and everything in between. She’s an editor’s editor and has been in this edit world for long enough to be known and respected by anyone and everyone who’s also been around long enough to know anything.  When I began this podcast and the accompanying instagram I reposted an image of Thelm ..read more
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CC_S01_EP11_PaulRogers
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Paul Rogers is an LA-based editor best known for his astonishing work on the breakout hit film Everything Everywhere All at Once. His wild resume also includes The Eric Andre Show, You Cannot Kill David Arquette, The Death of Dick Long, Dream Corp LLC, and a number of great music videos notably including DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s extremely viral “Turn Down For What”, Haim ft A$ap Ferg’s “My Song 5” and Lauv ft. Julia Michaels “There’s No Way.” He, along with his partners at Parallax Post, co-edited Sampha’s beautiful album film “Process” as well as “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story.” (As ..read more
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CC_S01_EP10_AndreDreJones
Cutting Class
by John McSwain
6M ago
Andre “Dre” Jones is a Los Angeles-based editor with a flair for dynamic, stylish music videos, commercials and films. Notably among these is “Pop Star” by DJ Khaled ft. Drake (which was nominated for a VMA video of the year), Rosalia’s “A Palé,” Rosalia and The Weekend’s “La Fama,” Ariana Grande’s “34+35,” Summer Walker, Cardi B and SZA’s “No Love,’ and Bella Poarch’s viral video for “Build a B.” There’s more actually. Like Beam - “Planet Beam”, Nicky Minaj ft. Lil Baby - “Do We Have a Problem?”, Orville Peck - “No Glory in the Wild,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Norman - “Diamonds,” Rick Ross ft ..read more
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