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March 9, 2009, 12:21 pm
You feel as a viewer that you’re inside the movie," says Joyce Arrastia, describing the new, three-dimensional film Monsters vs. Aliens from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures, which she and Eric Dapkewicz edited. "Rather than feeling like the characters are popping out of the screen, you feel like you are sitting in their fantasy world."
March 9, 2009, 12:21 pm
Future Media Concepts thinks it has an idea. The national training center concentrates on prepping future and current users of digital media—the most popular classes covering, of course, the top NLE applications from Apple and Avid, but there’s more on many of the other products you’d imagine it’s useful to learn: Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, sound design, website design and development and more.
March 9, 2009, 12:20 pm
After Effects users have long asked for the ability to import and composite 3-D models directly inside of After Effects. Now, thanks to Photoshop Creative Suite 4’s more obvious 3-D layer capabilities, and After Effects CS4’s new support for these layers, importing 3-D models into AE is possible. But be warned, taking advantage of these new 3-D features comes with some fairly steep hardware requirements. In this article, we’ll take a look at these new 3-D capabilities and see what...
March 9, 2009, 12:19 pm
Michael Pedraza is a man with a plan. While attending film school in Arizona, he decided that he would work with one of his two favorite editors—Michael Kahn, A.C.E., or Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E. Happily, he had an "in" in that his editing teacher’s claim to fame was that he had worked in Kahn’s editing room on Saving Private Ryan.
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.
Gordon sits down with documentary editor and producer Kathryn Robson to discuss storytelling and her work on the hit Netflix ...
Gordon sits down to talk to Emmy Nominated editors Kate Sanford & Tim Streeto to discuss their work on the Marvelous Mrs. ...
Gordon sits down with Wade Barnett(Supervising Sound Editor) and David Barbee (Sound Designer) to discuss their work on Amazo ...
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