Over the years, I’ve learned that having too much time to work on any creative project can be a bad thing, but that having too little time can actually be helpful in some ways… So naturally, when it came time to edit my latest feature film (White Crow) I decided to give myself only 3 weeks to edit down a 23+ hour mountain of footage into a 90 minute assembly. While it may seem counter-intuitive to work this quickly, in my case it was actually a huge asset to the process.
In this episode, I outline exactly how I used aggressive deadlines and other self-imposed time constraints to tap into my gut instincts, and turn around a great first cut in record time. I also touch on applying these principles to our work consciously, to reach an ideal state of creative flow every time we sit down to work.
Check out Episode 61: How I Used Intense Time Constraints To Edit My Feature Film In 3 Weeks