Lucasfilm unquestionably made the right decision. Although these two guys are very talented, they were very, very wrong for a Star Wars movie. Apparently, according to people working on the project, Lord & Miller were trying to make a Han Solo movie into a straight-up comedy. If you think the Star Wars prequels were hated, you can't imagine how poorly this idea would have fared. Lucasfilm made a massive mistake hiring them originally, and now must suffer the consequences. Hopefully Ron Howard can fix this. I think 99.99% of Star Wars fans will agree that Ron Howard is a much better choice. I can't imagine him totally misunderstanding the Han Solo character. It's not a full-on comedy character. This is the best possible thing that could have happened once the original hiring mistake was made.
I know anyone reading this won't want to hear it, but #1 should be "Learn to edit on Avid Media Composer". Stop bad habits before they start.
Highly educated? No. Smart? No.
Books that highly UN-educated set-dressers and writers think seem smart? Yes.
Nobody who has an education in philosophy, economics, or history would pick 96% of these books. These are garbage.
Try "A History of Philosophy" by Copleston, or "Economics in One Lesson" or a logic textbook. I guarantee you this list is nearly a total waste of your time. If you actually want to be smart.
If you use an Avid, this is pretty easy. In interviews, I have tons of cuts that nobody can find, simply because of the software I use.
Fluid Morph is magic.
Final Cut users cry when they see it in action. Real tears.
VR is a fad that will disappear from everyone's radar very soon.
As far as the audio foley stuff goes, I'm really wondering what people expect. Anyone who knows anything about video/audio gathering knows that any natural footage worth seeing is done at distances too far away to capture usable audio. So, it's either striking video with no audio at all (awkward silence) or putting the boom operator 4 feet from wild animals. Any criticism of this sort comes only from people who have never held a camera.