Editor Bill Marmor Puts the Puzzle Together Perfectly.


Working with a great editor, like Bill Marmor, ensures your footage will be fully realized into a great spot. Bill explains his process for editing commercials.  We discuss how he finds those magic moments and why he did not like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, which I loved. We also chat about objectivity in the cutting room, and the pros and cons of editing in the nude.

Click on Bill’s name above to see his fine work. His spot for Secret Deodorant with all the top supermodels is most arousing, because it is well edited. (It’s the ninth on the reel, so watch them all.)

Here’s the trailer for the documentary “Sign Painters” that Bill cut. Quite a different task than editing commercials. Hear why.

SIGN PAINTERS (OFFICIAL TRAILER) from samuel j macon on Vimeo.

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  • Bob Feldman January 4, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I’ve been a Bill Marmor fan for about five years. I never realized it before, but I’ve learned that an film editor can make or break a film. I assume that the same applies to commercials.
    I enjoyed the interview that you had with Bill. I did not see the Mitty film mainly because I do not particularly care for Ben Stiller’s work. Aside from the discussion about the film, I found the discussion concerning Bill’s editing experience quite informative.

    • Jordan Brady January 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you, Bob. Yes, commercials rely on great editing too.


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