Frame of Reference: Special Edition with Editor Twain Richardson


A few months back I had the pleasure of participating in the Frame of Reference interview series created by Twain Richardson. The series has proven to be a tremendous learning tool, as well as a great way to get to know everyone better through their different approaches to editing. Finally the time has come to put Mr. Richardson in the hot seat. Below we get his insights on editing and his inspiration for the series.

My name is Twain Richardson and I am a Certified editor with over 6 years experience. I’ve worked on short films, documentaries, television series, corporate videos and promos for a wide variety of clients ranging from broadcast and cable networks, to corporate giants. I do what I do because I love it. When not in the cutting room I like to play video games and football.

Where did you get the idea for the Frame of Reference series?

I always wanted to do a blog but had no idea what to blog about. I wanted to do tutorials but when I took to the internet there were already a ton of other blogs doing that. I then thought of video interviews but after more consideration I realised that it wouldn’t make much sense because I would not be able to get video interviews from everyone. I then decided to do written interviews and I took to the amazing twitter community of editors and PostChat to formulate the questions. The name just came to me, it just popped out of nowhere really. I then asked a few editors to participate and the result is a bunch of amazing interviews.

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