Film school or no film school is a hotly debated topic in the world of filmmaking and a topic I discuss at length in this episode with Eddie Hamilton, editor of such Hollywood tentpole films as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, X-Men First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kickass. After working his way up from a runner to editor in only 6 months at a post production facility specializing in sports journalism, he spent the next twenty years of his career working on independent films until his big break when he became an “overnight success.”
Eddie is incredibly passionate about the work that he does. In this episode we talk about how Eddie keeps his mind and body sharp. We cover a wide range of topics including his path to success, why film school may not be the best option, his habits and routines as well as how working in the US is different than working overseas. See below for more information.
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- The benefits of a background in film theory
- Is grad school worth the time and money?
A day in the life of Eddie Hamilton
His focus on diet and exercise while working
The sacrifices necessary to succeed in this industry
His process for cutting scenes
The meals and snacks he chooses throughout the day…chocolate included
How easy it can be to get some exercise into your day — you don’t need to do it all!
Good eating habits at work
Standing vs. sitting
How what you eat can affect your work for the day
– “To be the best you have to be in good physical shape and good mental shape”
- The differences between working in the US versus other countries
If you want to succeed more than everyone else, you will succeed!