Inventing vs Discovering a Movie w/ Julius Ramsay


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Julius Ramsay is an American film director, television director, and editor. He began work as an editor on documentary shows like VH1’s Behind the Music, ESPN SportsCentury, and moved onto reality television like American Idol, the Bachelor and it's spin-off the Bachelorette. In 2006, he began editing serials such as Alias, Battlestar Galactica, Flashforward from 2010 - 2015, the Walking Dead. His work as an editor has earned him three Primetime Emmy nominations - once for The Contender and twice for Battlestar Galactica. Ramsey has also directed television shows such as the Walking Dead, the Purge, Scream, Outcast, and Krypton. In 2018, he directed the feature film Midnighters on war thriller that was distributed by IFC midnight and holds 89% rating on rotten tomatoes.

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In this episode: [2:43] What was the transition from being an Editor to Director like? [6:29] How did Julius learn to edit for something that he didn’t like? What was the process like? [8:36] What was handed to Julius to edit mini-documentaries out of? [10:23] How much of the editing is planned? [17:21] How many times did Julius try to get on the role of the Director while he was editing? [18:29] How’d he know that he was ready to become a Director? [22:21] How do you know that it’s time to move on to the next shot?

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