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December 23, 2009, 5:52 am
Through both film editing and sound design, Walter Murch has worked literally behind the scenes of Hollywood to give shape and structure to the films we see. In the process, he's won three Academy Awards; he's directed his own feature-length film, the creatively subversive Return to Oz; and he's worked with some of the greatest directors of modern times, including Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, on some of their greatest films, from The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now to...
December 9, 2009, 5:15 am
Last week I have the wonderful honor of being a guest lecturer at The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. I had a wonderful time talking about video editing. I love to share my passion, hence why I blog about it. I spoke about: Editing on action, The Rule of Six, Match Action, Pacing (which is part of the Rule of Six), Importance of tight shots, Sequencing, Screen Direction...
December 4, 2009, 5:07 am
Film editor and sound designer Walter Murch won an Academy Award for sound design for Apocalypse Now. Some of the films he's edited and/or mixed are The Conversation, American Graffiti, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather II, and III and Crumb. He wrote a book about his work, In the Blink of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing. (Rebroadcast from 1996.)
November 20, 2009, 4:17 am
Originally Aired: January 21, 2003 - NPR's Robert Siegel talks to University of Iowa film professor Rick Altman about filmmaker Edwin Porter. One hundred years ago today, Porter received the copyright on Life of an American Fireman, a film that's regarded, along with his other 1903 film The Great train Robbery, as the first to use the conceit of editing to compress time and space...
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 6, 2009, 7:57 pm
I would first like to apologize for not updating the Edit Foundry Blog for almost a month now. I’ve been teaching and getting paid! I teach Video Editing (part time) at Front Range Community College in Longmont, CO. Building a lesson plan for each week takes a lot of time and I’ve been devoting all my spare educational time to that.
July 27, 2009, 4:46 pm
Having just seen Alfred Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man" for the first time, I was particularly taken by one sequence early in the film. Hitchcock was often known for his distinctive and often stylized filmmaking, but "The Wrong Man" is not at all a typical Hitchcock thriller but a more straight-forward drama...
July 12, 2009, 4:11 pm
Dr. Karen Pearlman, head of screen studies at AFTRS and co-artistic director of The Physical TV Company, has made her way into the literary field. Her book, Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit, has now been published by Focal Press, America's leading publisher of books on media.
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