“How Does an Editor Think” – Every Frame a Painting


YouTube has no shortage of quickly produced junk, but there are also some great videos and channels out there. One of my favorites is Every Frame a Painting, produced by Tony Zhou, an inconsistently updated but consistently excellent channel that is a must-subscribe for anyone interested in or curious about all of the effort and thought that goes into filmmaking. Even if you’re not an aspiring filmmaker, it’s still interesting to get a breakdown of the things you’re not necessarily supposed to actively notice in a movie, but are designed to evoke a response, or add a dash of artistry and visual poetry to the film.

Tony’s latest video covers film editing; not the technical elements of it, but the thought process behind when and why editors make a cut, and how a few seconds here or there can enliven or enhance a scene.

J. Compton is an author whose stories have appeared in Pseudopod, Arkham Tales, Fantasy Scroll Magazine and other publications. As co-host of the BNC he hopes you enjoy the site and only asks that you please remember to use coasters.