Music video by Kanye West performing BLKKK SKKKN HEAD (Explicit). Â© 2013: Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
As you can tell, I love music. And as an editor, listening to music helps me find rhythm, and many times helps emote a feeling that I am struggling to bring to the forefront. Oftentimes, if I am cutting an action sequence, I’ll put on some hard hitting music to pump me up. For example, the above gem Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” off of his latest album, Yeezus, is filled from the first to last second with angst. The only downside to this process is sometimes you listen to a track to a sequence too long and want it to be a part of the films score, which as we all know by now is a) Expensive b) Copyright infringement if not purchased.