Fly Inside the Editing of 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Credit: Paramount Pictures
Editor Eddie Hamilton tells us about cutting Top Gun: Maverick, building his career, and working with Tom Cruise.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Making the jump from editing shorts to major blockbuster films 
  • Advice for setting your bar high and doing the best work you can possibly do   
  • Ultimate escapism and which movie made Hamilton fall in love with the film industry 
  • Whether shooting IMAX footage changes the direction of the story 
  • Little stick jets, iPhones, and other tricks used during filming Maverick
  • Working with heavy hitters of the film industry and the one-person committee of Tom Cruise
  • Passion, hard work, and delivering a great night at the movies 
  • Cutting scenes for the big screen and why every second matters
  • Stress testing scenes to provide an emotional journey for the audience   
  • Reshooting until it’s exactly right to create the perfect movie  
  • Editing tips for filmmakers and helping your audience connect to the characters    

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.

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Where is Shelly? Do you know Tom?

June 14, 2022 at 12:04PM