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Avengers Assembled: Editing a Blockbuster

Johnathan Paul

With the Age of Ultron upon us, let’s take a look back at the editing process of The Avengers, one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.

To get you in the mood for Avengers: Age of Ultron, let’s check out a great 20 minute documentary from Avid that goes over the editing process for the first Avengers film.

Editor Jeff Ford and assistant editors Robin Buday and Matt Schmidt go through what it takes to craft a movie of such massive scale. However, the information they give is not just for monster big budget films… the advice and tips they give are great pieces of insight for anyone wanting to really learn what it takes to be an editor.

The Avengers hit screens back in May of 2012 and raked in over $1.5 billion at the box office. This success wasn’t just because the film is filled with amazing visual effects work — Joss Whedon and crew crafted a great story with interesting characters. So, now that we’ve seen how the editor has a hand in the process, let’s look at how a full sequence comes together before it hits the editing room.

In this video from Clevver Movies, we get a behind the scenes look at how the original Avengers was shot and built before it went to Jeff Ford and his editing team.

Want to know more about the filmmaking process? Check out these additional articles from PremiumBeat.

Did this post shed some light on the editing process? How pumped are you for Avengers: Age of Ultron?  Let us know in the comments below.