“Regardless of hats and genres, you’re always aiming to preserve your first instincts. How did that take make me feel the first time I saw it? This is particularly true of humor when you’ve watched the cut down 100 times, and no one’s smiling anymore, but they all laughed out loud the first 30 times. You will go on a journey exploring how far you can take an edit this way or that, so it’s always good to have a gut-based North Star to refer back to.”
JD Smyth is featured in Post Perspective’s “Behind the Title,” where he talks about the importance of reading a room, his most productive time of the day, and a story about a windchime he recorded to replicate the sound of gold dust for Beyonce!