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October 9, 2008, 5:54 pm
It is often said that a movie is written three times: once, when the screenwriter commits the story to paper; again, when the director and actors commit the story to film; and finally, when the editor constructs the story in time. This crucial final telling of the story—the editing—is no less important than the other two, but is often the least discussed. As an independent moviemaker, I edited my own first feature film. As I prepare to direct my second feature, one in which I will be working...
October 9, 2008, 5:53 pm
Anne V. Coates has edited 48 films in as many years. Her first love was horses; as a girl, she thought she'd be a race-horse trainer. As a teenager, an introduction to classic literature on film, such as "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights," changed her mind. She took a job with a small non-union house, Religious Films, which led to her joining the union and working as a second assistant at Pinewood Studios. The first film she cut was "The Pickwick Papers." A self-described intuitive editor...
October 6, 2008, 5:50 pm
MICHAEL ONDAATJE IS THE AUTHOR OF EIGHT BOOKS, INCLUDING the novels In the Skin of a Lion, The English Patientand Anil's Ghost. During the filming of The English Patient, he came to know the film's editor, Walter Murch, and soon thereafter they began a mutual exploration of editing -- a series of conversations leading to The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, a book to be published by Knopf next month, and from which this article is freely adapted.
October 6, 2008, 5:48 pm
Walter Murch (WM): At the basic level, a transition is simply the process of changing from some state A to another state, B. What we should examine carefully is the degree of change, and our awareness of it. Change is happening all the time, though we are not always conscious of it. But without change there is no perception. This is somewhat of a paradox.
October 4, 2008, 5:47 pm
As the world turns to HD - the government mandate kicks in next year - we find that television post production pros are all over it, offering HD services to all comers. And on the front end, episodic producers have shown leadership, or at least intense curiosity, in acquiring on an HD format. Shows shooting on traditional 35mm or Super 16 have made the move to HD post production cycles that have proven to be stable and reliable...
October 2, 2008, 5:45 pm
Avid Technology recently announced the availability Avid DS10, a major makeover of the ten-year-old Nitris platform, designed to save customers time and money by combining high-performance professional editing, compositing, keying, image retouching, painting and graphics capabilities, along with a host of new features, including full 4:4:4 color-managed workflows, advanced color correction, support for Avid’s shared storage solutions though Avid Interplay, vastly improved conform options, GPU...
September 30, 2008, 12:18 pm
This week we interview Michael Tronick about his experience editing such films as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Hairspray. Check out his IMDB entry for his full list of credits.
Gordon sits down with Jinmo Yang to discuss the editing of Parasite, the hit Korean film and a must see for everyone.
Gordon sits down with Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt to discuss the editing of Endgame.
Gordon sits down with Spencer Averick to discuss editing "When They See Us" and his working relationship with Ava D ...
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