While it’s easy to get completely wrapped up in the storytelling and performances that drive both House of Cards and True Detective, if you’re looking to improve your video editing skills, it also makes sense to contemplate the craft involved in putting these programs together.

Our friends at Manhattan Edit Workshop consistently feature some of the most compelling editors in the business, and we wanted to share these gems from one of their recent conferences — two quick glimpses behind the scenes with Cindy Molly, ACE on House of Cards, and Meg Reticker, who works on True Detective.

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