How to Edit to Thrill The Audience with Film Editor, Ryan Liebert
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Being a good editor, it's understanding the emotion of a scene and knowing how to be someone people want to edit with. Today's guest is Ryan Liebert, a film editor who brings a dynamic and efficient approach to editing with a specific focus on emotion, pacing, and audience engagement. Over the past decade, Ryan has made his way into the world of independent film as an editor. Although his path has been unconventional, he has learned that the best way to continue working as an editor is by building strong, professional, and trusting relationships with directors. Every movie is an opportunity to grow and Ryan makes the most of it with a lot of hard work and passion in every project he's on. On top of that, he uses rhythm, dynamic visual movements, and a keen sense of time to heighten the emotion of a scene. Ryan's most recent film, Willy's Wonderland, starring Nicolas Cage, and directed by Kevin Lewis, stands as one of this year's great movies.

Here is what you’ll learn:  

  • Ryan's experience and what attracted him to editing above all other jobs in the industry.
  • How he came to work in Willy's Wonderland.
  • He explains how he looks for strong relationships when working with directors.
  • How Willy's Wonderland it's a great movie because it doesn't take itself too seriously without neglecting the seriousness of the quality.
  • His experience working with Nicolas Cage and how he is a strange guy who has evolved and improved the movies he chooses.
  • Willy's Wonderland comparison with Five Nights at Freddy’s.
  • His love for the thrill of working in such varied genres.
  • The importance of being a passionate filmmaker and teaming up with other passionate filmmakers.

To learn more about Ryan, follow him on Instagram, or visit his website.

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