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September 13, 2008, 3:05 pm
We’ve seen the remarkable ability of the RED ONE camera to draw crowds at conventions and to tease our imaginations with the promise of recording digital cinema quality 4K images (4096x2304) at half the price of high-end HD cameras. But amidst the buzz we haven’t seen much proof of its production on the big screen—until now. Digital cinema projects shot with the RED ONE are finally making their way through postproduction, answering whether digital systems can wrestle with these massive files.
September 12, 2008, 3:04 pm
Apparently, the truth is still out there. And Fringe, the new one-hour drama from Bad Robot Productions’ J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Alias, Mission Impossible III, Star Trek) that premieres in September, is determined to find it. Or at least to garner good ratings trying.
September 3, 2008, 2:43 pm
Have you ever been on line at the store, lost in your own thoughts, when someone starts up a conversation that just won’t end? All you want to do is be alone, but Chatty Cathy or Carl won’t have it. Well imagine that happening everywhere you go, except with ghosts and a very crabby dentist, and that’s the basic premise for writer/director David Koepp’s Ghost Town.
September 3, 2008, 2:39 pm
The Holy Grail for digital restoration is definitely 4K. The Godfather and its indispensable sequel, The Godfather Part II, couldn't have been saved without it. Thanks to an assist from Steven Spielberg, who convinced Paramount Pictures to finance their full-digital restorations along with the re-mastering of The Godfather: Part III, the landmark Mafia saga arguably looks better than ever.
August 23, 2008, 2:27 pm
A featured part of the American Cinema Editors’ (ACE) EditFest held in Los Angeles August 8 and 9, was the second annual Prime Cuts event, co-hosted on Saturday morning at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre by ACE and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Introduced by Jason Rosenfield, A.C.E., co-governor (along with Stuart Bass, A.C.E.) of the Picture Editors Peer Group of ATAS, the panel once again brought together editors from across a wide spread of programming, including drama...
August 22, 2008, 2:25 pm
Ben Hershleder is an old friend from film school who now works as an Avid Certified Instructor and freelance editor. Ben's credits include two years at E Entertainment television editing such shows as "True Hollywood Story", "The Howard Stern Show", and "Celebrity Profile," among others. As a freelance editor, he's cut independent feature films and most recently an episode of the upcoming Fox series, "In Search Of," produced by Haxan Films (the guys who made The Blair Witch Project).
August 21, 2008, 2:22 pm
A Sunday morning may not have seemed the most appropriate time to screen the controversial film In the Cut . But a respectable (and not so respectable) crowd turned up at Sydney’s Chauvel Cinema on 23 November for the ASE screening, then adjourned upstairs to pry into the cutting process with editor Alexandre de Franceschi.
August 21, 2008, 2:21 pm
Ken Sallows ASE, recent winner of the IF award for Best Editing for Gettin’ Square, is back home in Melbourne before embarking on another feature film in January. He talks here with Trevor Holcomb (ASE Vic Committee) about his experiences cutting Gettin’ Square and Missing Tom.
August 19, 2008, 2:15 pm
Only a handful of insiders really know what Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte have been up to these past few years. It is tantalizing to think about: the gossip, the canoodling, the shoes. These four beloved characters, who became pop-culture icons during the series' six-year run on HBO, will be a welcome sight for millions of ardent fans when Sex and the City: The Movie hits theaters this May.
August 18, 2008, 2:13 pm
Universal Pictures’ The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier, stars Edward Norton as the tortured scientist who’s been poisoned by gamma radiation. Interestingly, Leterrier chose three editors to cut the feature. Here we talk to Rick Shaine, who shares editing credits with John Wright and Vincent Tabaillon, about the film’s workflow and the challenges of cutting an effects-heavy film.
Lawrence Jordan joins Gordon to discuss editing, 2-pop, and his new venture Master the workflow.
Tom Ohanian is legendary; he helped create Avid and make it the industry standard in post-production and now, he has released ...
Gordon sits down with Michelle Miller to discuss the makeup of PEN15
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