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September 21, 2010, 2:56 pm
Assistant Editor, Producer, VFX Editor Dale Gagne writes about some of the attributes required by an assistant editor. And it's no small task - Dale begins: "Communication, organization, management, diplomacy, and technical capability. Mastery of these skills are key to understanding the job of a 1st assistant editor. "...
September 20, 2010, 9:30 pm
There appears to be a serious debate in the editing world, about the importance of education and assistant editors. It seems with the lowering price of computers, and easily obtainable editing programs such as Adobe’s Premier Pro and Apple’s Final Cut Pro, there are many editors that are now self taught. However, does this mean the lack of education and the lack of time spent assisting can hamper your ability as an editor?
September 13, 2010, 10:38 am
Second part of my breakdown on the interrogation scene from The Dark Knight.
September 8, 2010, 4:26 pm
One of my colleagues is off helping to turn Harry Potter 7 (Part 1) into 3D, and needless to say it made me want to have a Harry Potter marathon. So, thanks to this blog I’m able to find a better excuse to indulge my movie watching cravings... At the same time, we can look at the popular movies to see if we can learn reasons why they are so popular, and why the craft of editing helps to make viewers escape from reality and believe in magic (among other things). For the Harry Potter series in particular, I find that a certain kind of pacing is a strong theme that is used successfully.
September 7, 2010, 11:05 am
Using advanced functional imaging methods, New York University neuroscientists have found that certain motion pictures can exert considerable control over brain activity. Moreover, the impact of films varies according to movie content, editing, and directing style. Because the study, which appears in Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, offers a quantitative neuroscientific assessment of the impact of different styles of filmmaking on viewers' brains, it may serve as a valuable...
August 25, 2010, 2:43 pm
24 August 2010 <br><br> There are many aliens out there that hunt humans, but the only one that seems to have shown any true mercy or feelings is the Predator. That said, they do make humans prey for sport, so I don’t really know how much credit I can actually give them...
August 18, 2010, 7:42 pm
Written by Art of the Guillotine founder Gordon Burkell, this article written for the Canadian Cinema Editors and examines long takes and how an editor needs to examine his/her shots and decide when to make or not make a cut.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira to discuss the sound design of The Shape of Water, for wh ...
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk to Bruno Verdoni, who plays Pat in Molly's Game, about acting, working with Aaron Sorki ...
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
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