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April 7, 2016, 9:34 am
As a film editor you’ll be handling a mouse, keyboard, tablet or other more exotic controller all day every day, so it is a sound investment to make sure you’ve got the very best tools for the job. In this editing gear round up, I’ve gathered together the best options for every kind of interface tool with the editor’s need for speed, ergonomics and cost all factor in.
April 6, 2016, 9:39 am
What’s better than free After Effects templates? How about free AE templates that are high quality, easy to use, and come with a description on how to use them? When you download an AE template from Pond5, you’ll receive a zip folder containing any media files included with the template (sometimes they’ll even include a tutorial video), as well as a preview video and a text document that can include detailed instructions.
April 6, 2016, 9:39 am
It’s expected that a studio like ILM will product world-class VFX sequences, but one smaller VFX company that’s making waves in the filmmaking world is Atomic Fiction. The company, with offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Montreal, has created work for dozens of high-level Hollywood projects including Deadpool, The Walk, Star Trek: Beyond, and Game of Thrones.
April 5, 2016, 6:53 pm
Anthony Boys is Editor of such comedy gold as ‘Veep’, ‘The Thick of It’, and ‘Fresh Meat’ as well as Feature Films ‘In the Loop’ and ‘Svengali’. Here he give us some truly great insights into editing comedy and comedy theory, and also has some great hints, tips and advice.
April 5, 2016, 9:12 am
Recently, after shooting three episodes of the WGN America drama Salem, an actor in a prominent role left the show for personal reasons. A few years ago, such a major switch would have been a costly debacle requiring expensive reshoots. But “we didn’t have to reshoot at all,” says veteran showrunner Brannon Braga. “We’re replacing his face with a new actor’s face.”
April 1, 2016, 5:05 am
Learn how Territory Studio create on-screen user interfaces for Hollywood blockbusters like The Martian, Prometheus, Mission Impossible 5, Ex-Machina and more, in this in-depth interview with creative director, David Sheldon-Hicks
March 30, 2016, 12:21 pm
We now know that Batman dreams in IMAX, and that the most spectacular sequence in Zack Snyder's "Dawn of Justice" contains premonitions of what evil lurks in the upcoming "Justice League" movie. It's like something out of "Inception" with such tantalizing clues as the Omega symbol associated with DC god-villain Darkseid and the presence of his flying parademons. And the post-apocalyptic desert vibe seems straight out of "Mad Max: Fury Road."
March 28, 2016, 10:02 am
For emerging filmmakers, having a basic understanding of what a colorist does and how to be prepared for your color finishing sessions helps to ensure you get the exact look you want for your project. This knowledge comes into play from the moment the director conceptualizes the vision for the project, to communicating with their cinematographer on set, all the way through the final steps in the post-production process. Here are five things to keep in mind to ensure a healthy collaboration.
March 26, 2016, 12:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA >> Dr. Frederick Bertley is obsessed with science and he’s proud of it. "We find ourselves in a crisis around (science, technology, engineering and math) education and a growing rate of science illiteracy,” said Dr. Bertley, the senior vice president of science and education at the Franklin Institute. “Our children are scoring well behind dozens of countries in international tests both in math and science. Those countries include developing nations that have about 1/1,000th of our recourses."
Gordon sits down with Nicholas Monsour to discuss the editing of Keanu. They talk about the films timing and how tone shifts ...
There's one tool I've always wanted to have as a part of my editing room arsenal and that's iZotope's RX ...
Gordon talks to Andy Donahue from Killer Tracks about their music library, getting stems, and more!
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