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November 4, 2009, 3:38 am
Just three years ago, dire predictions of the death of Media Composer, Avid’s venerable flagship editing system, were rampant. The slayer? Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Avid’s own apathetic intransigence. For many, the obituary was already written.
November 4, 2009, 3:38 am
In late July, Apple updated its Final Cut Studio package with improved versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color and Compressor. Sadly, DVD Studio Pro has succumbed to the realm of "also included" and has not received any attention this time around. For this review, I will focus Final Cut Pro 7. Here’s why FCS 3 may be less expensive ($300 less) than previous versions... Apple requires an updated dongle. Ok, you’re saying, "there’s no dongle for Final Cut Studio," but there is.
November 4, 2009, 3:37 am
Those of us who have been editing for a while, remember Avid becoming the "product we love and the company we hate," starting around the new millennium. With two aggressive leadership changes in the last few years, those days appear to be over. With the release of V.3.5 of Media Composer and Symphony, the revamped company is showing that it really cares what we think again.
November 3, 2009, 3:35 am
In The Genesis Code, a new indie feature currently in post-production on location in Lowell, MI, a college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies, while a life hangs in the balance.
October 24, 2009, 8:20 pm
Whether it was kismet or coincidence, my mother could never have anticipated that sitting me in front of an I Love Lucy re-run when I was 17 months old wasn’t just a distraction so she could prepare dinner. Mom rushed in when she heard "screeching" which turned out to be my chortles of delight at Lucy’s antics. She saw me laughing and quickly realized how to get dinner made for the next ten years. That evening, not only had my mother fostered another dedicated Lucy fan, she also inadvertently...
October 22, 2009, 8:17 pm
In the early days of his career, Jason Stewart was like many people looking to break into film and television work. After graduating with a film degree from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, he moved to Los Angeles and pretty much took the first job he was offered. It turned out to be a shrewd move.
October 18, 2009, 8:10 pm
People like competition for its own sake, so the NLE argument – just like other platform wars – never dies. In the past year, Apple and Avid have broken new ground with very solid updates to their flagship editor applications. Apple with its introduction of the "new" Final Cut Studio, featuring Final Cut Pro 7 – and Avid, first with Media Composer 3.5 and now 4.0.
October 17, 2009, 8:09 pm
On September 29, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented "Editing for Animation," the second installment of its "Perspectives in Editing" series at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood. A panel of five of today’s leading animation editors—John Carnochan, A.C.E. (Beauty and the Beast, Ice Age, The Simpsons Movie): Kevin Nolting (Up); Nancy Frazen (An Extremely Goofy Movie, Space Jam); Kent Beyda, A.C.E. (Scooby-Doo); and Lois Freeman-Fox (Fantasia/2000, Osmosis Jones)—were...
October 8, 2009, 7:53 pm
The Sexual Joys of Editing ...and other observations by Walter Murch...On Tuesday, September 22, The Motion Picture Academy kicked off "Perspectives on Editing," a four-week seminar series held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood, with an evening entitled A Conversation with Walter Murch. The seminar, however, was far more than a social discourse. For three hours, Murch, A.C.E., CAS, MPSE, a two-time Oscar winner (Best Sound, The English Patient, 1996; and Best Sound, Apocalypse
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
In this bonus episode, Gordon sits down with Dan Deleeuw, the visual effects supervisor for Avengers: Endgame.
Gordon sits down with Jinmo Yang to discuss the editing of Parasite, the hit Korean film and a must see for everyone.
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