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March 9, 2009, 12:18 pm
In my many years as an Avid and Final Cut Pro editor, I have become intimately familiar with the differences between the two platforms, and have worked to help minimize those differences. In most cases, the differences are cosmetic, requiring little more from the editor than learning the FCP equivalents of Avid buttons and commands. However, there are still some Avid functions or workflows for which there is no analogue in FCP, and nowhere is this more evident than in the area of project...
March 8, 2009, 12:17 pm
London. Rain. Tunnels. Brushing up against wet umbrellas. Giving directions to visitors when I am one myself. It doesn’t matter what country I am in, I must be a beacon, a target for those stranded looking eyes. I see their minds calculating and their bodies approach as they think I could be the one to indicate a direction to the left or right. I give a guess hoping I have pointed the woman in the right direction and then turn left to board the tube to meet up with Oscar-nominated editor...
March 6, 2009, 12:10 pm
Amid the pre-Oscar festivities, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) held its ninth annual Invisible Art Visible Artist Seminar with the Academy Award-nominated picture editors at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars. Moderated by Alan Heim, A.C.E., the seminar featured insightful conversation about their nominated films and their approach to editing.
March 5, 2009, 12:06 pm
To coincide with our Karen Pearlman interview Focal Press has given us two chapters from her book Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit. The first is about Timing, Pacing and Trajectory Phrasing (Chapter 3) and the second is about Tension, Release and Synchronization (chapter 4). Here's Chapter 4
March 5, 2009, 12:04 pm
To coincide with our Karen Pearlman interview Focal Press has given us two chapters from her book Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit. The first is about Timing, Pacing and Trajectory Phrasing (Chapter 3) and the second is about Tension, Release and Synchronization (chapter 4). Here's Chapter 3
February 27, 2009, 11:41 am
Our world is filled with interactive options, and today’s production, post and graphics companies are embracing all the new content needed for the Web, the iPhone or whatever handheld device you might call your own. It’s a brave new world that is bringing new revenue streams to studios, whose challenge is to ramp up with new or existing gear to create more cost-efficient workflows that don’t skimp on quality or creativity.
February 27, 2009, 11:41 am
Now well entrenched on broadcast and cable networks, reality programming has expanded beyond competition-based shows to include documentary-style series and real-life help panels, which require post production workflows tailored to their individual needs.
February 15, 2009, 11:32 am
On February 5, The Landmark Theatre complex in West Los Angeles played host to the latest presentation in Paramount Pictures’ "Craft Salon" evenings, a panel and reception devoted to the behind-the-camera talent on David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which has received 13 Academy Award nominations. Moderated by Bruce Carse, the all Oscar-nominated panel consisted of picture editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, director of photography Claudio Miranda, costume designer...
February 14, 2009, 11:31 am
Its not surprising that a group like the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting in New York is taking the time and expense to promote careers in post-production—specifically editing and sound design. But this isn't some newbie effort in response to the current downturn in the economy; such panels featuring production, post, and facilities' managers to promote the city's top creative talent have been a regular part of the office's plans over the past few years.
February 4, 2009, 11:20 am
In part one of our ongoing look at "media online" for editors, we covered a group of sites dedicated to the Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro communities. This installment delves into an exploration of how some sites are seeking to help editors put the sometimes chaotic universe of HD in order, as well as exploring the future of the digital media workplace.
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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