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Ricky & Erwann's Big Adventure (or career advice while Piotr's on vacation)

Season 2, Ep. 9

In episode 9, Piotr is on vacation leaving Ricky and Erwann to fend for themselves. Ricky talks about currently working on his first narrative feature and Erwann shares his experience cutting promo trailers for a French TV station. They both concur on how by starting to work on their own projects and low/ no budget projects it helped them become better problem solvers. Plus, Erwann and Ricky get into how their career paths haven't followed a straight line and that project constraints are a good thing. Then they wrap it with their watch list from the week: Ricky - Furiosa & Late Night with the Devil; Erwann - Concrete Utopia.


Here are links to things we mentioned in the episode:


Late Night with the Devil (trailer) - https://youtu.be/cvt-mauboTc?si=qG86HUOAhJ5aVYNf


Furiosa (trailer) - https://youtu.be/FVswuip0-co?si=AlPjd-XbA5VDk7B6


Concrete Utopia (trailer) - https://youtu.be/LB7Dtqm4zo8?si=ucbr6hIyVnCnQex7


Tim Biedron (tattoo artist) - https://timbiedron.com/


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    Piotr, Ricky & Erwann talk about movies that inspire them in their work as editors as well as the ones that made them fall in love with editing in the first place.—Here are the links to most things mentioned in the episode:The Killer (1989): https://letterboxd.com/film/the-killer/The Big Short (2015): https://letterboxd.com/film/the-big-short/The Limey (1999): https://letterboxd.com/film/the-limey/The Graduate (1967): https://letterboxd.com/film/the-graduate/Requiem for a Dream (2000): https://letterboxd.com/film/requiem-for-a-dream/Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017): https://letterboxd.com/film/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri/Whiplash (2014): https://letterboxd.com/film/whiplash-2014/The Godfather (1972): https://letterboxd.com/film/the-godfather/Gran Turismo (2023): https://letterboxd.com/film/gran-turismo/Sexy Beast (2000): https://letterboxd.com/film/sexy-beast/Yellow Ticket (Piotr's short): https://www.cuttothepoint.com/yellow-ticket-film--We'd love to hear from you!Questions? Comments? Improvements? Episode ideas?Shoot us a message at podcast@cuttothepoint.comOr you can send us a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/CTRWhere we make our movie watchlists: https://letterboxd.com/ (not a sponsor)--Cut To Reveal Instagram: https://instagram.com/cuttorevealCut To Reveal website: https://cuttothepoint.com/podcastPiotr's YT channel: https://youtube.com/@cttp
  • 13. Editors Reading?

    30:21
    Piotr, Ricky & Erwann prove that editors can read in episode 13.  The dudes talk about the list of books they use for reference and inspiration in their work. Titles such as Art of The Cut by Steve Hullfish, In The Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch and Paul Hirsch’s A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far Far Away - just to name a few.   Ricky stumbles through a Prowler edit update; Piotr’s working on a Yellow Ticket behind-the-scenes video and Erwann shares a challenge in the series he’s cutting.  And per usual they end on their watch-lists from the week: Ricky - Roadrunner & Telemarketers; Erwann - La Samouraï and Frankenstein; Piotr - The Zone of Interest & Your Honor.What are you watching/ reading?—Here are the links from most things mentioned in the episode:Art of The Cut by Steven Hullfish - https://a.co/d/090tKlq1Art of the Cut, Vol.2; Pre-order - https://www.routledge.com/Art-of-the-Cut-Conversations-with-Film-and-TV-Editors-Volume-II/Hullfish/p/book/9781032521305In The Blink of An Eye by Walter Murch - https://a.co/d/03LdiwAQA Long Time ago in a cutting Room Far Far Away by Paul Hirsch - https://a.co/d/0ikT1WcgThe Rise of the Filmtrepreneur by Alex Ferrari - https://filmtrepreneur.com/rise-of-the-filmtrepreneur-book/Cut to The Chase - Forty-Five Years of Editing America’s Favourite Movies by Sam O’Steen - https://a.co/d/0hfmm7v4The Conversations: Walter Murch & The Art of Editing Film by Michael Ondaatje - https://a.co/d/0cogRl7vWhen The Shooting Stops the Cutting Begins by Ralph Rosenblum & Robert Karen - https://a.co/d/047BpHJ2How Documentaries Work by Jacob Bricca - https://newbooksnetwork.com/how-documentaries-workCut and Drag by Fabrizio Gammardella - https://amzn.eu/d/07RseDvYThe Best Filmmaking Books - Pick the Brains of Masters - https://youtu.be/3pfb-EWhoqs?si=lwVeuGyZvmk_f0UY(Interview) Walter Murch on His Upcoming Book — Suddenly Something Clicked - https://youtu.be/CzxPYbgYYFY?si=OxjqbBYJ2G_il0TSMaserati (Band) - https://www.ihaveadagger.net/Le Samouraï - https://boxd.it/22ZIRoadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain - https://boxd.it/22ZIThe Mitchells vs The Machines - https://boxd.it/i7xmTelemarketer$ - https://www.hbo.com/telemarketersFrankenstein - https://boxd.it/25TeThe Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - https://boxd.it/u5zuThe Zone of Interest - https://boxd.it/gJsA--We'd love to hear from you!Questions? Comments? Improvements? Episode ideas?Shoot us a message at podcast@cuttothepoint.comOr you can send us a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/CTRWhere we make our movie watchlists: https://letterboxd.com/ (not a sponsor)--Cut To Reveal Instagram: https://instagram.com/cuttorevealCut To Reveal website: https://www.cuttothepoint.com/podcastCut to the Point YT channel: https://youtube.com/@cttp
  • 12. Editors Writing?

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    Episode 12 - the Writing episode! Ricky is traveling Stateside so Erwann and Piotr talking about writing and how editing IS writing. Erwann shares his enjoyment of writing and the projects he's written and currently writing, including a feature. Piotr discloses that he's working on expanding Yellow Ticket into a feature. They touch on writing within your budget, following your instinct and to never stop writing despite your doubts. Piotr also, talks about why he decided to write a Yellow Tick making-of book. And they finish up the episode with their watchlists; Piotr - Your Honor and Godzilla Minus One; Erwann - Under Paris, The Night Doctor, To Die For and Hit Man.Your Honor - https://boxd.it/sBBeGodzilla Minus One - https://boxd.it/zu4cUnder Paris - https://boxd.it/BQFeThe Night Doctor - https://boxd.it/qEu2To Die For - https://boxd.it/2a5oHit Man - https://boxd.it/ANB2--We'd love to hear from you!Questions? Comments? Improvements? Episode ideas?Shoot us a message at podcast@cuttothepoint.comOr you can send us a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/CTRWhere we make our movie watchlists: https://letterboxd.com/ (not a sponsor)--Cut To Reveal Instagram: https://instagram.com/cuttorevealCut To Reveal website: https://www.cuttothepoint.com/podcastCut to the Point YT channel: https://youtube.com/@cttp
  • 11. Trailer Talk & Go To Editors

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    Episode 11 finds Ricky, Piotr and Erwann start off talking about the trailer Ricky’s cutting for a feature film with no dialogue. To title card or not to title card? Erwann, who’s cut many trailers for French TV and action-films, gives advice and insight on cutting a compelling and honest trailer. The dudes go down a rabbit hole of dishonest trailers, trailers that are better than the films and then, surprisingly, YouTube watch-time. There’s talk of maybe changing the podcast to “Trailer Talk.” Then Erwann leads a conversation about The Go-To-Editor (not a sponsor) and how professional development programs like it and others positively impacted their lives and careers.  It’s more than just improving your skills, there’s a community ripe with new friendships and professional connections, People! And surprise! We talk about imposter syndrome! Ricky and Erwann mention how it’s anxiety inducing breaking the ice at meet-ups and talking to editors/ directors you admire. Per-usual, they wrap the episode with watch lists; Ricky - Mad God and Mississippi Burning; Erwann - Rapid Fire, Ghost Busters: Frozen Empire and Bad Boys: Ride or Die and Piotr reads a book: Humiliated and Insulted by Fyodor Dostoevsky.Links to most of what we mentioned in the episode:The Go-To Editor - https://thegotoeditor.thinkific.com/The Editing Chef - https://cuttothepoint.thinkific.com/Every Frame a Painting - https://www.youtube.com/user/everyframeapaintingThe Dunning-Kruger Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effectPassengers - https://boxd.it/8lFuWhere The Wild Things Are - https://boxd.it/1K0CMad God - https://boxd.it/vVPmMississippi Burning - https://boxd.it/28r8Rapid Fire - https://boxd.it/1QI6Ghost Busters: Frozen Empire - https://boxd.it/AxYuBad Boys: Ride or Die - https://boxd.it/l3KiHumiliated and Insulted by Fyodor Dostoevsky - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humiliated_and_Insulted--We'd love to hear from you!Questions? Comments? Improvements? Episode ideas?Shoot us a message at podcast@cuttothepoint.comOr you can send us a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/CTRWhere we make our movie watchlists: https://letterboxd.com/ (not a sponsor)--Cut To Reveal Instagram: https://instagram.com/cuttorevealCut To Reveal website: https://www.cuttothepoint.com/podcastCut to the Point YT channel: https://youtube.com/@cttp
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  • 7. Soundly (we love it! - not a sponsor) and Funny Work Stories (i almost went to jail)

    45:33
    Lucky episode 7! This week Piotr and Ricky share a few funny/ embarrassing work stories, sing Soundly's praises to the high heavens (not a sponsor), mention the outrage of a recent iPad commercial that has people panties in a bunch. Plus their latest watch list: The Last Movie Stars and Last Stop in Yuma County. Also, Alex Familian's bizarrely awesome Taco Bell Film Fest short is up on vimeo! And last but not least: Ricky and Piotr are stoked to share that famed editor Erwann Kerroc'h will be joining them on CTR as an additional host!Here's are links to the things we mention in the episode:Soundly - https://getsoundly.com/Apple iPad commercial write-up - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/apple-apologizes-ipad-pro-crush-ad-criticism-1235895327/The Last Movie Stars - https://youtu.be/gaFAvN-DnH0?si=-WQlyPQn_d-WF-B3Last Stop in Yuma County - https://youtu.be/gaFAvN-DnH0?si=-WQlyPQn_d-WF-B3Mr. Chihuahua presents: Backrooms Vacation - https://vimeo.com/929435484If we forgot anything, let us know!--We'd love to hear from you!Questions? Comments? Improvements? Episode ideas?Shoot us a message at podcast@cuttothepoint.comOr you can send us a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/CTR--Cut To Reveal Instagram: https://instagram.com/cuttorevealCut To Reveal website: https://www.cuttothepoint.com/podcastCut to the Point YT channel: https://youtube.com/@cttp