Editing Masterclass with Colin Monie at Glasgow Film Festival

Video | 18 Mar 2015

The dark art of film editing is explored with Colin Monie in this Glasgow Film Festival masterclass. Monie has plenty of experience in the editing booth. A long time collaborator with Peter Mullan, having cut his early shorts Close and Fridge, as well as his subsequent three features, OrphansThe Magdalene Sisters and NEDS, Monie has also worked alongside the likes of Morag McKinnon (Donkeys), David Mackenzie (Hallam Foe, Young Adam) and Deepa Mehta (Midnight's ChildrenHeaven on Earth). 

Discussing what an editor does with filmmaker Emma Davie, Monie says “editing is essentially the mirror image of writing. You’re trying to tell a story as well as possible, and as clearly as possible, or as ambiguously as possible, depending on what you’re trying to achieve. In your relationship with the director you’re trying to serve their vision, trying to help them make the best film they can. You’re not necessarily trying to impose your own style on something…”

Watch the highlights from Monie's masterclass in the above video.

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