We are a bit late picking up on this excellent video series, FilmmakerIQ runs through different cinema editing styles, technologies and the history behind them. Worth a watch just to see a crazed chimpanzee trying to edit film!

A bit like eating Pringles, once you start, you can't stop. These short 10 to 20 minute films featuring John P. Hess are packed with information and they are just the right length to keep you interested. Well researched and well made, each episode goes into detail about a specific part of film production and its history.

Ok, we have to admit that the chimpanzee finally got us watching the series, but we are glad that it did. John seems to be cracking these out at one or two a month, so make sure you visit the FilmmakerIQ Vimeo page or his website often.

We thought we would embed the best ones, sorry if we have ruined your Monday morning!


The Evolution of Modern Non-Linear Editing: Part 1 - From Tape To Digital


The Evolution of Digital Non-Linear Editing: Part 2 - the Digital Revolution


The History of Cutting - The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing


The History of Cutting - The Soviet Theory of Montage


Introduction to Color in Digital Filmmaking


The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers


Hollywood's History of Faking It | The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing


Phew! Got all that?