We polled our Senior Editor team to find out the top 10 places they go to find the freshest cuts that fuel their passion for all things post production.

1. Trailerbeat & Teeveebeat

“These Twitter accounts are dedicated to “the pulse of movie advertising.”  It’s where I find the newest trailers whenever they drop for the public.  Not only do they embed the trailers, but they also go out of their way to promote which agency produced each piece.  I like to know which vendors work with certain studios and what type of editing style each one typically uses for different genres.  Some are known for their comedy chops, some for their sound design and some for their out-of-the-box thinking.  Also, despite being twitter accounts they are not in the business of critiquing anything.  It’s just there for the audience to enjoy for themselves.” –Nate Hoeft, Senior Editor & Sound Designer

2. Art of the Cut

“Steve Hullfish has long been a source of editing insight, having edited feature films and written many books on editing and post-production techniques.  But he is probably most well-known for his interviews with film & TV editors, which have only recently been turned into a podcast.  He’s interviewed virtually every Oscar-winning editor in the last 20-30 years and readers/listeners can learn more than just tricks and techniques.  His interviews delve into motivations and touch and feel, which are the most important aspects of editing, even more than technical skill.  It’s probably a bit dull for a layperson but for an editor they are useful and insightful.” –Nate Hoeft, Senior Editor & Sound Designer

3. AV Club

https://www.avclub.com/c/video

“I visit this site to stay somewhat in the loop about whats going on in pop culture as well as entertainment media.  I appreciate the reviews as well as the comment section, though they often turn into a cesspool fairly quickly.  I may see a trailer that was not on my radar or just get a shift of perspective, which I always find helpful.” –Dave Nathan, Senior Editor

4. AOTG

http://www.aotg.com

“Aotg.com is a site where post peeps share and discuss content that they find from around the web, anything post production related is game. You can get advice from other pros, or even share some of you own work.” –Rory Sheridan, Senior Editor

5. Trailer Geeks and Teaser Gods

https://www.trailergeeksandteasergods.com/

“A relatively new podcast, this is an insider look into the world of theatrical marketing.  Host Corey Nathan talks with veteran studio execs, producers, writers, designers and editors about all of the ins and outs of the world of trailers.  It’s very “insider”-ish, so it’s not for everyone.  But I’ve enjoyed listening because by speaking with 20-30 year vets it is a very interesting look at the way trailers have evolved.  It’s a billion-dollar industry today, and people all over the world know about the latest big movie trailer.  But when it began in the 80s and 90s, it was mostly just a couple of people in a room, or in a few cases somebody’s apartment.” -Nate Hoeft, Senior Editor & Sound Designer

6. The Moth

https://themoth.org/

“The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment.  As an editor, it’s my job to tell compelling stories.  Each project is different and they come with varying constraints.  Whether its tight deadlines or lack of assets you can easily fall into a formulaic approach, which is the last thing anyone wants.  The Moth covers all genres, with specific time limits and no story/storyteller is the same. Because there are time limits, the storytellers have to choose their words purposefully, while also considering when to let the story breathe.  I feel the same way about editing and I get inspired by the various approaches. I also enjoy just getting lost in a good story.” –Dave Nathan, Senior Editor

7. r/MusicVideos

https://www.reddit.com/r/MusicVideos/

“A subreddit that always has an endless scroll of music videos. You get to check out the latest and greatest in music, while simultaneously seeing the newest in cinematography and film. Win-win.” –Rory Sheridan, Senior Editor

8. Dutch Toast

“Dutch Toast is a creative agency in Amsterdam and they’re my go-to when I am looking for inspiration. They’re masters of their craft and good for a jolt of inspiration, particularly if I am battling with an edit. Their work is refreshing, often funny and always with great sound design.” –Dave Nathan, Senior Editor

9. Post Perspective

“This site is a hub of post production activity. From newsletters, to a help forum for any post arena, to a constantly changing array of featured video this site has it all.” –Rory Sheridan, Senior Editor

10. Every Frame A Painting

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjFqcJQXGZ6T6sxyFB-5i6A

“As editor turned cinematographer–but still editor, I love the Youtube site Every Frame a Painting. The breakdowns are great, covering everything from the amazing passage of time editing/storytelling techniques of Edgar Wright and how an editor thinks and feels… to shot reverse shot and wide angle closeups from the Cohen brothers, to Scorsese’s art of silence. Covering all forms of storytelling, it has been a very useful resource for me as I continue to blend my love of production and post. It is an entertaining look back at some amazing films and the unique techniques of their creators that has definitely influenced and helped me grow my craft. I just wish they would do more! Til then, I’m with Nate on The Art of the Cut! That’s a Must-Sub for anyone in the post game.” –Justin Kanner, Editor/Cinematographer

This post was written by Heather Roymans

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