The 7 Laws of Film Editing

The 7 Laws of Film Editing

Film & video editing commandments hereby passed to us through Vashi Nedomansky, ACE.

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Vashi’s company Vashi Visuals has provided post-production workflow and consulting services for numerous films including Gone Girl directed by David Fincher and Deadpool directed by Tim Miller. Vashi has also trained fellow film editors: Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall, Billy Fox, Michael Tronick, Don Zimmerman, Dean Zimmerman, Julian Clarke, Nicolas De Toth, Jon Corn and others.

Vashi has edited 11 feature films including the global phenomenon “Sharknado 2”, the comedy “An American Carol” for director David Zucker (Airplane, Scary Movie) and the PTSD documentary “That Which I Love Destroys Me” for director Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch, Felon). He also edited “6 Below”, the first native 6K feature film in Hollywood history.

Vashi has collaborated on projects with: Jerry Bruckheimer, Michel Gondry, John Landis, Dennis Hopper, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and Disney Studios.

Originally, he defected from Czechoslovakia as a child during the Cold War and grew up in Toronto and Detroit. Following his career as a professional hockey player, Vashi has been a film editor in Los Angeles since 2001.

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This Guy is Sven, an A.C.E. Award nominee who cut for James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and James Franco.


My absolute favorite Film Editing Book is…
“In the Blink of an Eye” by Walter Murch:

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