Analyze the Full Media Composer Timeline of ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’

By in Timeline Tuesday, Video Editing

Ever wondered how a finished blockbuster timeline looks like? Editor Eddie Hamilton, ACE, sent us a screen grab of the full timeline of the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. And just like the actual movie, the timeline reflects all the action you would expect from the series … and more!

We invite you to click the timeline, zoom in and analyze Hamilton’s timeline set-up and creative workflow for the edit of Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. Enjoy!

“What I absolutely love about Media Composer is the way it manages its media; it’s just bullet-proof.  A lot of times I take a portable system with an encrypted hard drive to the set. On that drive, I have all the media organized in Avid’s well-known sequentially numbered MXF folder structure. Working this way, I am absolutely sure that the actual media is never ‘offline.’ I can move these assets to any another Avid system, plug in the drive, and I’m up and running in a matter of seconds. You can’t underestimate how reassuring that is when you are working on a big film like ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ and time is of the essence.”

—Eddie Hamilton, ACE


You can read the full interview with Hamilton on cutting Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation on Avid Blogs, where he shares his experience working with director Christopher McQuarrie and producer Tom Cruise in the cutting room of ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’.

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