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September 2, 2009, 6:18 pm
Tim Squyres has edited all but one of Ang Lee’s films, only missing out on Brokeback Mountain due to a scheduling conflict while editing Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana. Nominated for an Oscar for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Squyres has also worked with Robert Altman (Gosford Park) and Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married). The latest Lee film, Taking Woodstock, was shot on film but telecined to HDCAM, giving Squyres and assistant editor Mike Fay more flexibility—and fidelity—throughout the...
September 2, 2009, 6:17 pm
There has been a buzz on our twitter account as well as with many other twitter accounts about Snow Leopard and Quicktime X Problems. To help everyone get a grasp on things we've rounded up a bunch of blogs that look into the problems. If you know of more let us know. Here is a list of Articles documenting problems.
August 30, 2009, 6:13 pm
Apple's new Final Cut Studio package has sparked a lot of activity from manufacturers of companion and plug-in products. But just as active is the area of training, and in recent weeks, providers have announced incentives and opportunities for those looking to learn the apps or improve their existing skills.
August 30, 2009, 6:13 pm
Alfred Hitchcock once said that drama is life with all the boring parts cut out, and it's the film editor who is responsible for cutting out the boring parts. Before he directed the masterpiece Citizen Kane, Orson Welles watched John Ford's 1939 classic Stagecoach forty times in one week. He came away saying if you really want to know everything about filmmaking, watch Stagecoach. Well, the same is true for the first five James Bond films. If you really want to learn about film editing watch...
August 29, 2009, 6:12 pm
Graduating from college always comes with a range of emotions — the two biggies are excitement and fear. And, sadly, these days with the economy being the way it is and the job market so tight, the latter might be a bit more ubiquitous.
August 23, 2009, 6:00 pm
This issue of Final Cut Pro Insider finds me—well, inside an Apple computer, appropriately enough, specifically to add a Blu-ray drive to a Mac Pro. It’s a journey that many of you will take now that Final Cut Studio can burn Blu-ray Discs, so I thought that I would share the experience. Then I’ll describe how to create a Blu-ray Disc with the new Final Cut Studio. Though both tasks might sound intimidating to the uninitiated, they’re actually so easy that you’ll be wondering if I actually...
August 21, 2009, 5:57 pm
While news from the exhibition floor of SIGGRAPH was a little ho-hum, there were a number of excellent panels and presentations upstairs at the convention. One of the most popular was a full day on stereo 3D and how filmmakers are trying to move away from stereo as a gimmick towards it being a true cinema language, just like color and sound. Representatives from Sony, Pixar and Dreamworks discussed the present challenges and strategies, as well as the future of 3D as a medium.
August 21, 2009, 5:54 pm
In early August, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) held its second annual EditFest Los Angeles at the Universal Studiuos lot in Universal City. From documentary to comedy and from to television to narrative features, this was a rare opportunity for people to hear editors discuss the art, craft, and process of editing. Following are some of the highlights of several of the panel discussions:
August 18, 2009, 5:50 pm
Crimewatch Roadshow, a BBC production, hit the streets of the UK for a series of live shows in June 2009. From car crime and distraction burglary to shop lifting and arson, they looked at everyday crimes that can affect us all. The show featured CCTV appeals, Wanted Faces, interviews with experts, as well as tips on what to do if you are a victim and how to avoid becoming one in the first place. The show focused on a different region of the UK each week - Greater Manchester, South Wales...
Gordon sits down with Spencer Averick to discuss editing "When They See Us" and his working relationship with Ava D ...
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 ...
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