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October 24, 2009, 8:20 pm
Whether it was kismet or coincidence, my mother could never have anticipated that sitting me in front of an I Love Lucy re-run when I was 17 months old wasn’t just a distraction so she could prepare dinner. Mom rushed in when she heard "screeching" which turned out to be my chortles of delight at Lucy’s antics. She saw me laughing and quickly realized how to get dinner made for the next ten years. That evening, not only had my mother fostered another dedicated Lucy fan, she also inadvertently...
October 22, 2009, 8:17 pm
In the early days of his career, Jason Stewart was like many people looking to break into film and television work. After graduating with a film degree from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, he moved to Los Angeles and pretty much took the first job he was offered. It turned out to be a shrewd move.
October 18, 2009, 8:10 pm
People like competition for its own sake, so the NLE argument – just like other platform wars – never dies. In the past year, Apple and Avid have broken new ground with very solid updates to their flagship editor applications. Apple with its introduction of the "new" Final Cut Studio, featuring Final Cut Pro 7 – and Avid, first with Media Composer 3.5 and now 4.0.
October 17, 2009, 8:09 pm
On September 29, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented "Editing for Animation," the second installment of its "Perspectives in Editing" series at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood. A panel of five of today’s leading animation editors—John Carnochan, A.C.E. (Beauty and the Beast, Ice Age, The Simpsons Movie): Kevin Nolting (Up); Nancy Frazen (An Extremely Goofy Movie, Space Jam); Kent Beyda, A.C.E. (Scooby-Doo); and Lois Freeman-Fox (Fantasia/2000, Osmosis Jones)—were...
October 8, 2009, 7:53 pm
The Sexual Joys of Editing ...and other observations by Walter Murch...On Tuesday, September 22, The Motion Picture Academy kicked off "Perspectives on Editing," a four-week seminar series held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood, with an evening entitled A Conversation with Walter Murch. The seminar, however, was far more than a social discourse. For three hours, Murch, A.C.E., CAS, MPSE, a two-time Oscar winner (Best Sound, The English Patient, 1996; and Best Sound, Apocalypse
October 8, 2009, 7:52 pm
We’re a strange lot, we editors...especially the older vets. And guess what? We get as tired of hearing our own bitching about things as you younger cutters must be — you pups raised on desktops and digital. But we have a right and a reason for our cantankerousness: we’ve fought in the Big One...Analog Tape. And we lived to tell about it.
September 29, 2009, 7:23 pm
For two days in mid-September, the 3-D Entertainment Summit was held in Hollywood with various motion picture, television, gaming and Internet professionals in attendance to consider the evolving market and technologies for stereoscopic motion pictures. Event sponsors consisted of Variety, the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Unicomm, Real D and Sony, among others.
September 29, 2009, 7:22 pm
Ken Eluto, A.C.E.’s career debunks any perception that editors can be typecast. His long list of credits includes PBS Frontline episodes about both Michael Jackson and Jesse Jackson; as well as American Experience episodes about Duke Ellington, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Hurricane of 1938. He’s cut television dramas such as Homicide: Life on the Street, The Bedford Diaries and The Jury. He’s edited more than two dozen episodes of NBC’s 30 Rock. This is Eluto’s second Emmy, the...
September 26, 2009, 7:19 pm
In his 19 years as a television picture editor, Ron Volk, A.C.E. has become a bit of an expert on Grammer—Kelsey Grammer, that is. Five years after completing the last of 129 episodes of Frazier, Volk has re-teamed with Grammer on Hank, a new sitcom from ABC that premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Grammer stars as a Wall Street executive who loses his job and moves his family back to a small town with his in-laws. Volk is cutting all episodes of the series, along with assistant editor...
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
In this bonus episode, Gordon sits down with Dan Deleeuw, the visual effects supervisor for Avengers: Endgame.
Gordon sits down with Jinmo Yang to discuss the editing of Parasite, the hit Korean film and a must see for everyone.
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