56 episodes

Step into personal conversations with post-production professionals and other award-winning filmmakers, where you'll find inspiring stories and expert guidance to fuel your journey towards career success. Explore the inner workings of celebrated projects, gaining exclusive insights into these productions. Join us for actionable insights and strategies generously shared by these accomplished creatives and filmmakers, empowering your career advancement and setting you on the path to success. Hosted by Joaquin Elizondo - film & tv editor (GRISELDA, DARK WINDS, NARCOS: MEXICO) and the creator of Hollywood Editing Mentor.

Hollywood Editing Mentor Joaquin Elizondo

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Step into personal conversations with post-production professionals and other award-winning filmmakers, where you'll find inspiring stories and expert guidance to fuel your journey towards career success. Explore the inner workings of celebrated projects, gaining exclusive insights into these productions. Join us for actionable insights and strategies generously shared by these accomplished creatives and filmmakers, empowering your career advancement and setting you on the path to success. Hosted by Joaquin Elizondo - film & tv editor (GRISELDA, DARK WINDS, NARCOS: MEXICO) and the creator of Hollywood Editing Mentor.

    Ep. 54 - The World of Music Supervision with Liza Richardson

    Ep. 54 - The World of Music Supervision with Liza Richardson

    In this episode, we dive into the captivating world of music supervision with the extraordinary Liza Richardson (Griselda, Barry, Reacher, Watchmen). Renowned for her unparalleled ability to secure the seemingly unattainable, Liza takes us behind the scenes of her illustrious career, sharing insights into her role as a music supervisor that goes beyond crafting playlists.

    We explore the intricacies of Liza's role, dispelling misconceptions about music supervision. Far more than a mere playlist creator, Liza discusses her approach to curating music that serves the essence of each project. Our conversation explores her ability to secure challenging song licenses and provide alternative options for films and scripted television projects.
    Discover the behind-the-scenes magic as Liza shares anecdotes from her illustrious career, showcasing her talent for finding the perfect musical piece that enhances the overall storytelling experience. Unveiling her role as a musical librarian, Liza guides us through her process of intuitively understanding the needs of a project, even when creators might not be certain themselves.

    From being the first DJ to play at the Academy Awards to receiving a Grammy nomination, Liza's journey is as diverse as her musical selections. We also touch upon her role as a radio show host on KCRW, where her eclectic taste has captured the attention of industry producers.

    Join us for an enriching conversation as we explore the artistry of Liza Richardson's music curation and gain insights into the harmonies she brings to the projects she touches.


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    • 35 min
    Ep. 53 - The Editor's Toolkit for Seamless Collaboration

    Ep. 53 - The Editor's Toolkit for Seamless Collaboration

    Explore the realm of film and television editing with an emphasis on fostering seamless collaboration. Join seasoned panelists Maura Corey, ACE (GEN V), Brett Bachman (THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER), Sean Olson (CAMP HIDEOUT), and Eric Litman (One Piece) as they share their wealth of experience and insights.
    The discussion highlights essential tools and techniques, emphasizing robust communication platforms and shared software that facilitate real-time collaboration among team members.
    Through captivating anecdotes, the panelists showcase successful collaborations, emphasizing teamwork and adaptability. They stress the significance of maintaining creative unity while embracing diverse perspectives within the editing suite.

    Tune in to uncover how these industry experts navigate challenges, prioritize open communication, and value diverse viewpoints to create an environment conducive to seamless collaboration. Whether you're an aspiring editor or a seasoned professional, this episode offers a comprehensive toolkit for enhancing collaborative efforts in the intricate world of film and television editing.

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    • 42 min
    Ep. 52 - Crafting NYAD and the Process of Being a Go-To Editor with Christopher Tellefsen, ACE

    Ep. 52 - Crafting NYAD and the Process of Being a Go-To Editor with Christopher Tellefsen, ACE

    In episode 52, I chat with Academy Award-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE (Moneyball, A Quiet Place, The Menu). We talk about how Christopher edited the movie Nyad and the process to becoming a highly sought-after editor.

    We unravel the intricate process behind editing the compelling film Nyad. Christopher graciously shares insights into the behind-the-scenes work that brought Diana Nyad's inspiring story to life on screen. This captivating tale showcases her remarkable 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida, beautifully portrayed by Annette Bening and supported by Jodie Foster. We dive into the artistry involved in shaping this narrative through the editing process.

    Christopher also shares his journey to becoming a highly sought-after film editor. His invaluable experiences and advice provide a glimpse into the demanding yet rewarding world of editing for movies. His wisdom and anecdotes serve as a guiding light for aspiring editors navigating the industry.
    This episode offers both a backstage pass into the Nyad editing process and essential insights for those aiming to excel in the captivating realm of cinematic storytelling through editing. Whether you love stories about creating movies or dream of becoming an editor, this conversation offers valuable insights that can inspire and guide you in your journey.

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    • 44 min
    Ep. 51 - How Your Personality Can Shape Your Editing Career with Annette Davey, ACE

    Ep. 51 - How Your Personality Can Shape Your Editing Career with Annette Davey, ACE

    Annette Davey, ACE (Pam & Tommy, The Estate, Maid) shares her valuable insights on how having a great personality can be a game-changer for film and television editors looking to land exciting job opportunities and progress in their careers. Discover the subtle yet impactful ways a positive personality can make a difference in the cutting room. Annette's wealth of experience and expertise in the industry adds a unique perspective to this engaging conversation, making it a must-listen for both aspiring and seasoned editors alike. Tune in to learn how personality can be your secret weapon for success in the competitive world of film and television editing.
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    • 48 min
    Ep. 50 - The Fearless Editing of PAINKILLER with Garret Donnelly and Geofrey Hildrew, ACE

    Ep. 50 - The Fearless Editing of PAINKILLER with Garret Donnelly and Geofrey Hildrew, ACE

    In this special episode we have two incredible guests, Garret Donnelly and Geofrey Hildrew, ACE, who talk about their experience working on the Netflix limited series, Painkiller. They share the secrets behind bringing this gripping series to life and their close collaboration with director Peter Berg to establish its unique tone and style.
    But that’s not all. In this episode, you’ll also discover:
    How Peter Berg encouraged Garret and Geof to “be fearless” with their editing.Garret and Geof’s unique approach to sifting through large amounts of footage, infused with improvisation.The creative process behind their idea to use stock footage and intercutting to enhance the story.Insights into working from home as editors and tips for assistant editors on how to keep learning and build vital relationships with their mentors, even when they’re miles apart.Practical advice to start a career in the film & television industry.Why Being Fearless Matters:
    In the world of editing and storytelling, being fearless and taking creative risks can lead to groundbreaking work. It’s about pushing boundaries, experimenting, and striving for innovation. In this episode, you’ll see how Garret and Geof’s fearlessness allowed them to elevate Painkiller to new heights, and you’ll be inspired to infuse your own editing with a fearless spirit.


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    • 56 min
    Ep. 49 - From Newsroom to Hollywood with Jorge Lopez [Meet The Mentee]

    Ep. 49 - From Newsroom to Hollywood with Jorge Lopez [Meet The Mentee]

    In this episode, you'll have the chance to meet Jorge, a former mentee of mine and the second person ever to join our program. Together, we embarked on a journey of private one-on-one mentoring sessions that ultimately led Jorge to transition from working in Spanish-language news to an exciting career in film & scripted television.

    You'll hear about Jorge's unique experience, the challenges he faced, and how he navigated the transition. It's a candid conversation that showcases the real-world experiences of someone who's successfully made the leap.

    We'll also discuss the important topic of career decisions. Choosing the right path can be a daunting task, with various factors influencing our choices - personal interests, societal expectations, financial stability, and more. Whether you're just starting out in your editing career or looking to make a change, this episode offers valuable insights and practical advice to help you make informed decisions about your career path.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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Listen Before Moving To LA

If you are aspiring to be an editor and work in the Hollywood Studio system, this is one of the best resources you will find. Many of things that I have discussed with colleagues and friends about the business are touched on in this podcast, AND more. Subscribe, and get your notebook out - you will not regret it.

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Favorite Podcast for Breaking Into Post-Production

I love listening to podcasts about editing, and Joaquin’s podcast is my favorite to listen to get encouraged about my career. As an assistant editor looking to grow, I’ve found the interviews on this show have been so helpful in terms of taking that next step and believing I can do this.

Pete from LA ,

Excellent podcast

Hollywood Editing Mentor podcast is truly a great resource for editors and all those that work in the field of post-production.

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