Ep. 33 – The Editing of OZARK with Vikash “Viks” Patel

July 6, 2022

My guest on episode 33 is Emmy-winning editor Vikash “Viks” Patel – who was one of the editors on the hit Netflix series Ozark, which recently concluded its four-season run.

Viks was with the show since its inception and was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the episode “Fire Pink” from season 3. He shares how the series was shaped in the cutting room and gives us a look at his approach to editing some of his favorite scenes.

His other notable credits include The Morning ShowFive Days at MemorialJack Ryan, and Bates Motel

Viks and I also discuss how editing can be a viable and rewarding career, the type of assistants he likes to hire, what it takes to have a successful career in the film industry, his quick transition from unscripted to scripted editing, the importance of finding an editor to mentor you, why you shouldn’t rush to get to the editing chair, and how to build a solid relationship with a showrunner.

Original Music: “Apollo’s Haze” and “Do You Want” by Jesusdapnk
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