Editing 'Mystery Road - The Series' was all about making the cuts as “invisible” as possible, to let the world and performance take centre stage. Aside from the work done moulding and nurturing its landscape-rich aesthetic and “slow burn” pace was a need to tackle a very universal hurdle many of us Editors know all too well…wrangling the first 15 minutes. This masterclass will focus not only on the overall process employed to bring the cut to life but will drill down into the layers of its opening minutes, starting back at the very first assembly through numerous versions to the final cut. It will be a chance to talk problem solving, examine restructures and the dreaded “killing of babies” with the ultimate goal of producing the best possible outcome.
We will be getting right into the guts of the cut so pre-watching episode 1 of the series (available for free on ABC iview) is essential as there will be no prescreening beforehand. During the presentation questions will be asked and will be encouraged throughout.