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Christmas Presents for Movie Editors 2022 | Jonny Elwyn

Christmas Presents for Movie and Video Editors 2022

  • The Finest Christmas Presents for Movie Editors 2022
  • Movie Modifying Books Giveaway!
  • Put up Manufacturing 12 months Finish Gross sales

It’s that point of yr once more after we can unfold a little bit love and Christmas cheer with a Christmas present the movie editor in your life will love.

This yr I’ve tried to select a variety of items that can go well with each finances, from $0.99 all the way in which as much as $199. There are digital items, analogue items and a bunch of stuff in between, however hopefully there’s something for everybody!

I posted my first Christmas Presents for Movie Editors again in 2012, so I assume this marks the tenth Anniversary!

Right here’s a brief record of the finest Christmas items for movie editors in 2022:

  1. Zenni Bluelight Blocking Glasses
  2. Masterclass.com All-Entry Cross (2-4-1 vacation supply!)
  3. Apple Air Tags
  4. Collectable blu-ray releases – Velocity, Warmth, Sneakers, The Recreation…
  5. From Footage to Movie and different Important Books for Movie Editors
  6. New Elgato Stream Deck Plus
  7. Full Entry to 300+ problems with Minimize/day by day!
  8. Brian Eno’s Indirect Methods Creativity Playing cards
  9. Extremely helpful USB evening mild
  10. Purchase Me A Espresso Wishlist – Crowdfund the factor you really need!

Christmas Giveaway! Win Profession Altering Modifying Books!

Win considered one of these excellent books on Movie Modifying!

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In the event you’re an current subscriber you’ll be routinely entered, but when not, join earlier than December twenty fourth 2022 to be in with an opportunity of successful considered one of these excellent books:

In the event you’re one of many 5 winners chosen at random from the Minimize/day by day record of present subscribers, you possibly can select any considered one of these glorious books, hand-picked by me, and the group at Routledge may have it shipped to your door, worldwide.

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A Free Reward To You – The Reward of Laughter

That is doubtless, my favorite humorous video of 2022.

The group at Zulu Alpha Kilo, created this bitingly humorous brief, delightfully skewering competitors case research. Having edited a few of these sorts of case research myself within the early days of working for various Advert businesses, the entire thing is fantastically crafted.

Put up Manufacturing Christmas and Finish of 12 months Gross sales for 2022

Though it seems like Black Friday/Cyber Monday solely simply completed some submit manufacturing manufacturers and providers are extending or renewing their gross sales throughout Christmas by to the tip of the yr.

I’ll be updating this record as extra gross sales develop into accessible, however right here’s a fast run down of manufacturers that had a sale final yr and so would possibly run one once more this yr!


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Save 15-20% on Autodesk’s Media and Leisure instruments reminiscent of 3Ds Max, Maya, Arnold Renderer and extra.

The low cost quantity is completely different in several areas.


You may nonetheless benefit from Masterclass.com’s 2-for-1 vacation supply which lets you get two of their annual all-access subscription for the value of 1.

So discover a good friend and cut up the associated fee to double the training at half the value!

I’m a HUGE fan of Masterclass.com and embody a subscription in my finest items for movie editors record virtually yearly as a result of studying one thing new is definitely preferable to getting one thing new?

I’ve additionally reviewed a lot of their current movie programs on the weblog, together with:

However there are actually near 180+ world-class consultants to be taught from so the worth of the all-access move has sky-rocketed in recent times, with new courses added each month. Current additions embody The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Issues) train Creating an Authentic TV collection, Yo-Yo Ma teaches Music and Connection and Jimmy Chin teaches Journey Pictures.

Get impressed and be taught from the perfect, it is going to assist to broaden your artistic horizons!

The Finest Christmas Presents for Movie Editors 2022

This yr’s should have desk trinket

So what are the perfect Christmas items to present to the movie editor in your life in 2022?

Listed below are among the issues I’ve loved (or would take pleasure in!) this yr and I hope they’ll too.

My prime pic for the perfect present to present a movie editor from final yr must be Roger Nygard’s glorious ebook Minimize To The Monkey: A Hollywood Editor’s Behind-The-Scenes Secrets and techniques to Making Hit Comedies, a superb, humorous and sensible learn filled with glorious classes on the artwork, craft and enterprise of movie modifying.

Editors have completely different kinds, attitudes, opinions and approaches.

Editors are folks, not machines; we don’t simply push buttons, we convey a lifetime of feelings and ideas and experiences to each edit.

However what’s essential for comedy is that editors chuckle in the correct locations.

It additionally helps to scent good and be a pleasing particular person to be round so much.

– Roger Nygard, Minimize To The Monkey

Take pleasure in my full evaluate together with some key takeaways on this in-depth submit, or decide up Minimize To The Monkey for underneath $20 on Amazon. You gained’t remorse it!

The Best Christmas Gifts for Film Editors

In the event you’re extra of a visible browser then you possibly can skip over to this Amazon web page which collates all of those items and lots of others from earlier lists, in a single straightforward to peruse location.

I’ve ordered this yr’s record with the dearer items in direction of the tip, so you possibly can maintain scrolling the extra beneficiant/hopeful you might be!

1. Zenni Blue-light blocking glasses

There’s no possible way round this, you’re prone to be looking at a display screen for many of your working day. After which once you cease working and pull out your cellphone to doom scroll on Twitter or crack right now’s Wordle.

However with the assistance of blue-light blocking glasses it can save you your eyes from pressure, complications and the damaging results of all that blue mild being blasted in your face out of your digital shows.

Are Blokz and laptop glasses the identical?

Sure and no. Blokz are blue-light blocking lenses which might be designed for all-day put on and safety from blue mild.

Whether or not you’re a heavy laptop consumer or not, Blokz may be worn like common glasses to guard your eyes from dangerous blue mild emitted from any digital machine, in addition to synthetic fluorescent and LED mild publicity.

Blokz Plus and Blokz Plus Anti-Fatigue present further safety and symptom reduction from heavy display screen use, so they’re nice choices for laptop work or gaming.


Though, I don’t know the way they have an effect on your color notion should you’re grading…

Try them out for your self at ZenniOptical.com

2. Masterclass All-Entry Cross

Whereas I like that I can be taught extra in regards to the craft of filmmaking from industry-veterans on Masterclass.com, considered one of my favorite issues about Masterclass is the breadth of visionary voices which might be accessible of their at all times rising library.

I like studying new and attention-grabbing issues from real consultants and Masterclass.com has that in spades.

Listed below are a few of my favorite non-film programs on Masterclass.com

Don’t neglect, you possibly can benefit from Masterclass.com’s 2-for-1 vacation supply which lets you get two memberships for the value of 1. Discover a good friend and cut up the associated fee!

Masterclass filmmakers on film editing

All that stated, listed below are a few of my earlier in-depth evaluations of simply among the many movie courses accessible on Masterclass.com and a spherical up of a few of collective knowledge on the artwork and craft of movie modifying.

3. Apple AirTags

As editors we are sometimes strolling round with costly stuff. Typically that stuff will get misplaced or stolen. However this present provides you with the large ‘undo’ you’re searching for.

Though not a very low cost present at $99 for 4 Apple AirTags, they might simply repay themselves 10x fold in the event that they allow you to observe down that lacking laptop computer, arduous drive or different costly gear that you simply’ve by chance mislaid, or has walked off by itself.

Whereas comparable monitoring gadgets from Tile have been round for a very long time, the AirTags include the good thing about Apple’s design simplicity and eco-system embrace.

From the tales I see on Twitter, secreting them into locations {that a} would-be thief or airport baggage handler gained’t discover them is a good suggestion, while ensuring there’s one in each bag whereas travelling appears equally smart.

Apple’s AirTags use bluetooth to privately ping different gadgets on the FindMy community to determine their location. They’re water-proof and the (replaceable) battery ought to final for a couple of yr or so, relying on how usually you ping it.

By no means lose issues once more, at the least not with out understanding the place you’ve misplaced them.

Examine them out for your self on Amazon International Shops.

4. Collectable Blu-ray Field Units

I like a collector’s version blu-ray within the hopes that the behind the scenes extras, commentaries or making of options can be notably insightful or pleasant.

Listed below are some to take a look at:

  • Velocity – New 4K scan and an insightful commentary observe from director Jon de Bont and a hilarious commentary observe from the author and producer
  • The Recreation – 2K restoration from the unique damaging by The Criterion Assortment supervised and accepted by director David Fincher and cinematographer Harris Savides. Plus new commentary tracks!
  • Sneakers – New interviews and three new commentary tracks.
  • Steve Jobs – The very best commentary observe I’ve heard from Editor Elliot Graham and Author Aaron Sorkin.

I’ve shared classes discovered from two of those over on Minimize/day by day:

5. From Footage to Movie: Intimate Insights on Movie Modifying – $0.99!

My new favorite ebook on movie modifying, that’s extremely accessible at solely $0.99 on Kindle, is From Footage to Movie: Intimate Insights on Movie Modifying by Israeli editor Arik Lahav-Leibovich.

It’s a concise, sensible and insightful ebook that’s properly price studying, particularly for extra skilled editors who wish to discover ways to work extra successfully with administrators, progress of their profession and usually soak up knowledge from one other skilled editor.

I don’t display screen the movie for a take a look at viewers to be able to get compliments – we’ll hear these, or we gained’t, as soon as the movie is completed.

On the modifying stage, we display screen to get criticism. And even when the early publicity unnerves the director, I gained’t again down on this matter, even at the price of a confrontation.

I really consider it’s for the nice of the movie.

— Arik Lahav – Leibovich, From Footage to Movie

I shared some classes from the ebook on this concern of Minimize/day by day and on this current article for Body.io.

In the event you favor to show paper pages over digital ones you can even purchase it in paperback.

Different Important Books for Movie Editors

In the event you’re after a brand new learn on the artwork, craft and enterprise of movie modifying listed below are a number of, new and outdated, should learn books. Click on by for every ebook’s evaluate.

However I’ve additionally reviewed a whole lot of different books on the weblog over time on a variety of subjects, and you may browse a full-list of each ebook reviewed on the weblog right here.

6. Elgato Stream Deck Plus

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As I’m writing up this Christmas present record, I’m additionally in the course of ending an in depth evaluate and how-to information to utilizing the model new Stream Deck Plus for video modifying and color grading.

The SD+ is the most recent addition to the extremely common Stream Deck line of workflow peripherals, bringing with it two new interfaces – 4 infinite dials and a contact delicate LCD show strip.

In the event you’re an current Stream Deck consumer then you definitely’ll doubtless be tempted so as to add this to your arrange, as a result of dials, whereas should you’re new to bringing considered one of these into your day-to-day modifying workflow, you’re in for a deal with.

Of all of the interfaces, controllers and desk toys I’ve reviewed over time, the Stream Deck is likely one of the most helpful and always lively gadgets I’ve labored with up to now. Others have had their second within the solar, solely to fall into disuse after which get tidied away in a draw – whereas the Stream Deck has proved it’s price time after time.

The Stream Deck + is so new that the SDK for third-party growth isn’t even out but, so given a number of months I’m certain we’ll see plenty of helpful updates and new integrations arrive, making it all of the extra helpful.

I’ll replace this submit with a full evaluate quickly!

The Stream Deck Plus prices $199/£199 which is barely £49/$49 greater than an unique Stream Deck.

Try the Elgato Stream Deck Plus on Amazon International Shops.

7. Full Entry to 300+ problems with Minimize/day by day!

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8. Brian Eno’s Indirect Methods – Creativity Playing cards

Initially created in 1975 by Brian Eno, Indirect Methods, is a set of playing cards that comprises a collection of prompts, options, concepts and truths that can assist you both get out of artistic rut or again into the circulation.

Statements embody issues like:

  • Use an outdated thought
  • State the issue in phrases as clearly as doable
  • What would your closest good friend do?
  • What to extend? What to cut back?
  • Are there sections? Think about transitions
  • Attempt faking it!
  • Honour thy error as a hidden intention

You may discover units of the bodily playing cards on Amazon for over $100 or on this (random wanting) webshop for £50.

Right now, you can even purchase Indirect Methods as an iPhone or Android app, to have on the prepared everytime you want them.

This model on the App Retailer by Nicolae Gherasim is barely £1.79 and comprises all 5 variations of the playing cards, in a minimalist digital format. You may even create a lock-screen widget to indicate you a distinct card day by day.

A terrific present for the Put up Skilled in your life who ‘already has all the pieces’!

9. The Finest Studying Gentle You’ll Ever Purchase

This present was on final yr’s record (and the yr earlier than) however it’s simply been too helpful to not embody once more!

Having purchased a number of sorts of studying lights over time to attempt to get by some books within the night whereas not disturbing my spouse, this one is the clear winner.

It’s received a chunky grip which makes it ultimate for working by huge tombs or clipping to a desk, shelf or evening stand. It’s delicate and deeply orange mild means it gained’t maintain you artificially awake and doesn’t hassle anybody else within the room.

The neck is solely versatile and may be formed into any place, whereas the sunshine itself is fairly uni-directional, which prevents a whole lot of spill. The battery lasts for ages and fees rapidly through a typical mini-USB cable.

All in all this mild is superb, particularly should you’re up altering nappies at 3am and don’t wish to wake your sleepy child by blasting them with mild.

I can’t suggest it sufficient.

Purchase the perfect studying mild you’ll ever personal on Amazon International Shops

10. Purchase Me A Espresso Wishlist

I’ve at all times favored the thought of leverage. Particularly with regards to harnessing the facility of a bunch to get one thing completed. Whether or not it’s crowd-sourcing concepts, options, cash or motion; many palms make mild work.

On this case, I’m seeking to leverage the present giving assets of everybody who would possibly purchase me a little bit one thing to get one massive factor I really need.

By making a wishlist on Purchase Me A Espresso, a platform that helps creators obtain donations from their supporters, you can also make this occur too.

Whereas for some folks it will strike on the coronary heart of what giving a present is all about; thoughtfulness, shock, uncomplicated mechanics – I for one, don’t thoughts being easy about making the entire system work extra effectively.

Anyway, it’s an experiment and we’ll see the way it goes!

Try my 1 merchandise wishlist right here or signal as much as Purchase Me a Espresso through my referral hyperlink right here.

Give the present of Giving – The Charity Choices

Cancel Medical Debt for Pennies

In the event you’d moderately step away from the buyer inferno that’s the ‘vacation’ season and provides some good (or even when it’s simply virtue-signalling) then these three charities have gotten you coated within the UK and US.

As the vast majority of my readers are from the US, I assumed I’d begin with a charity who appear to supply the easiest sort of ‘leverage’ with regards to donations in and impression out.

RIP Medical Debt permits you to purchase up the excellent medical debt at pennies (or lower than) on the greenback, that means that a $5 donation might repay $500 price of medical debt.

To me this is able to make for a wonderful stocking filler or secret Santa present;
I do know we stated the finances was solely $10 however I assumed I’d provide you with a $1000 present as a substitute…

You may learn extra about RIP Medical Debt in this New York Instances article, or watch John Oliver swear about it (so much) and repay almost $15 million of debt for lower than $60,000, right here.

Help Younger Refugees and Asylum Seekers within the UK

Giving at christmas to refugees

I assumed it finest to incorporate the unimaginable charity my better-half works for, Refugee Help Community, (now re-branded as REUK) who do unbelievable, life-changing work with a few of our nation’s most weak folks; unaccompanied asylum seekers.

To you and I, meaning youngsters who’ve been pressured to flee battle, torture and worse of their residence nations and have come to the UK search refuge.

You may be taught extra about what they do and donate in a few clicks right here.

Extra concepts for Christmas Presents for Movie Editors from Earlier Years

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Some notable present concepts from earlier lists would come with:

However truthfully there’s tons of nice stuff from advisable whiskeys to the perfect books on movie modifying.

Each Earlier 12 months of Christmas Presents for Movie Editors

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Nonetheless hungry for extra? Try all of the earlier editions of this submit right here:



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