Ep. 40 – Dealing With Burnout, Overcoming the Fear of New Challenges, and the Editing of BARDO with Monica Salazar

May 15, 2023

Monica Salazar (Honey Boy, As They Made Us) talks about her experience co-editing Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths with Academy Award-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
We also discuss ways to deal with burnout and how to overcome imposter syndrome – and what makes a good taco 🌮

Key takeaways include:

  • Monica’s path to collaborating with director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
  • How Monica has found mentors
  • Monica’s experience obtaining a US work visa
  • A look at the Blue Collar Post Collective
  • How assistant editors can get an opportunity to edit scenes
  • Learning from editors and being mentored while working remotely
  • What Monica learned from collaborating with Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
  • Why editors need to communicate ideas
  • Monica’s favorite scenes from Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
  • Working with VFX shots in the editing of the film
  • Monica’s advice for anyone wanting to start a career as a film editor

🔥 Tips on How to Avoid and Recover from Burnout:
Part 1
Part 2

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