How These SNL Editors Cut an Emmy-Nominated Sketch With 60+ VFX Shots in 2 Days


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In today’s episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins and Yaro Altunin speak with SNL editors, Chris Salerno, and Ryan Spears to discuss:

  • How Chris and Ryan started working at SNL
  • Common traits for people who succeed in their line of work
  • Realizing quickly that certain things are done for a reason
  • What it is was like editing the Mario Kart sketch
  • The biggest challenges they faced in editing the trailer
  • Telling jokes in the most efficient manner
  • Learning to trust your initial instincts
  • Advice for emerging sketch editors
  • Working with mixed frame rates
  • Favorite sketch moments of all time

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