Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Sophie Brassil 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Sophie Brassil has been exploring her passion for editing for the last seven years. She has enjoyed learning about the many crafts at DFEI and the NFS but it was editing that grabbed her attention and enthusiasm. She loves bringing a story to life; piecing it together in unique and imaginative ways. Sophie enjoys telling stories that elicit emotional responses from the audience. Sophie has been working as an assistant editor at Outer Limits Post Production, and she is appreciative for all of the knowledge she has acquired there as yet. As her career progresses, Sophie wishes to offer her resourcefulness and passion to the Irish film industry.

Editing - Major Projects

I believe that through editing two very different films this year, I was able to explore many new territories, stretching my editing abilities and exploring genres I had never tried before, for which I am grateful.
From a creative perspective, I looked at how narratives are constructed, how suspense is built in an edit, how plot rearrangements are limitless, how to hold on to important character moments, and everything in between.
This year, I felt like I was always learning new skills and applying them to my work, whether minor or substantial. I appreciate learning new skills that I will almost certainly apply frequently.
"Bestial Ones" (22Minutes)

- Director - Miles Murphy

- Genre - Family Drama
"The Sallow Child" (17Minute)

- Director - Rory Sweeney

- Genre - Psychological / Folk Lore Horror

Thesis - How the Editor Structure’s the Rhythm: Progression and Pacing in the Work of Dede Allen

One of Dede Allen's key elements was an understanding of the characters in her films, feeling what they feel, living in their world. She added a startling new approach to a film’s rhythm and structure, a sense of texture to her assortment of shots. The rhythm and dynamics created by Dede in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) had a significant influence on early twentieth-century film editing innovation. The radical editing techniques became the new Hollywood aesthetic.
I thoroughly enjoyed researching the editing work of Dede Allen, because she has always been inspiring to me. On the two Grad films I edited, I was able to apply the knowledge I gained from researching this topic throughout post production. I hope to have more opportunities like this in the future.