Mike Matzdorff is a writer, director, editor, assistant editor and has composed the score for one indie film and a stage play. He has spent over 20 years in editing rooms of feature films and Emmy winning television shows, including Fight Club, Analyze This, Last Comic Standing and Monk.
He was the first assistant editor on FOCUS – the first major film edited on Appleâ€™s Final Cut X software – and wrote a book on the experience loaded with real world tips, tricks, and proven workflow techniques (check fcpxfeatures.co).
Recently, Mike has been: a keynote speaker at the FCPX Creative Summit, a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois & San Diego Fina Cut User Group, and led a panel at a special event featuring Final Cut Pro X hosted by the American Cinema Editors.
Heâ€™s currently editing animation for Duncan Studio in Pasadena and helms his production company miguma.
IntroductionÂ 0â€™ 10â€
Career Start and choicesÂ 1â€™ 02â€
Dealing with ChangeÂ 5â€™ 10â€
Working EfficientlyÂ 6â€™ 05â€
Working on FocusÂ 7â€™ 21â€
Setting Industry Standard workflows and teaching themÂ 9â€™ 16â€
Make the industry you want to work inÂ 11â€™ 52â€
Standard workflows and AvidÂ 13â€™ 08â€
Benefits of a base-line standard workflowÂ 13â€™ 41â€
Biggest change so farÂ 14â€™ 43â€
Distribution PlatformsÂ 17â€™ 34â€
Future change?Â 19â€™ 10â€
Making more free timeÂ 21â€™ 33â€
Work/life balanceÂ 23â€™ 21â€
Final Cut Pro X and producersÂ 28â€™ 48â€
Working fasterÂ 30â€™ 21â€
backLogger historyÂ 32â€™ 14â€
Being faster in FCP XÂ 33â€™ 03â€
Alice to younger selfÂ 36â€™ 10â€
Contact MikeÂ 36/ 38â€