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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...
August 14, 2009, 5:23 pm
On July 31, a pair of action cinema legends––The Terminator and editor Mark Goldblatt, A.C.E.––appeared together on the marquee of the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The occasion was a double feature screening of The Terminator and Terminator 2, and Goldblatt, who edited both films and won 1991 Oscar and Eddie nominations for T2, came to share his recollections with a house full of rabid fans in a between-films discussion with moderator Lee Cohen, owner of Every...
August 12, 2009, 5:22 pm
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is one of summer’s guilty pleasures. The follow-up to director Michael Bay’s 2007 blockbuster Transformers, the film has everything that audiences crave in their warm-weather entertainment. "What’s not to love?" says associate editor Calvin Wimmer. "There are giant robots, action, and it’s funny. I just saw the IMAX version. Having that 50-foot screen filled with robots was absolutely amazing."
August 10, 2009, 5:21 pm
So many robots! That was one of the big challenges for the editors on Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. But thanks to a workflow established on the original Transformers film, the CG robots were a manageable challenge, according to associate editor Calvin Wimmer, who worked with editors Roger Barton, Tom Muldoon, Joel Negron, Paul Rubell and Glen Scantleberry. Wimmer (who also voiced one of the Decepticons) describes his role as a liaison between Bay and the visual effects...
August 2, 2009, 5:04 pm
As all the major NLEs continue to develop and claw for market share, their feature sets and capabilities have increasingly become quite similar. The key differences between NLEs, aside from price and "IMHO," are in the interface and workflow design.
August 1, 2009, 5:03 pm
Age can sometimes be an impediment to inspired filmmaking, but Francis Ford Coppola, who recently turned 70, has tackled his latest endeavor with the enthusiasm and creativity of a young film school graduate. The film Tetro opened June 11 in New York and Los Angeles and will enter wider distribution in the weeks that follow. Coppola set up camp in a two-story house in Buenos Aires and much of the film was produced in Argentina. This house became the film’s headquarters for production and post...
July 30, 2009, 4:52 pm
The fifth annual NY Post|Production Conference, organized by the digital media training center Future Media Concepts in association with the National Association of Broadcasters, will be held in New York City from October 5-8, 2009. At the conference, leading industry professionals will instruct attendees on the new technology needed by those pursuing careers in the production, post-production, broadcast and new media fields.
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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