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February 15, 2012, 11:50 pm
by Guillaume Choquette It's all about perception, at least according to this rendition. And speaking of renditions, the last image is of a visual effect being rendered, translating to "Editors actually sit and wait too often for the machine to complete the edit." True. There are other of these cartoons floating around - on producers...
December 13, 2011, 10:02 am
After a long lapse, an excuse to write about Thelma Schoonmaker – in a category of her own among living U.S. editors – due to the article about her in the latest Editor's Guild magazine. Schoonmaker began collaborating with Scorsese on Woodstock, and has received three Oscars on movies they made together...
December 8, 2011, 8:06 am
Following on my post about Hugo ending with a line lauding Scorsese's embrace of 3D, here are recent articles on the subject. Scorsese on 3D These quotes are my culls from a couple of articles - one from the Guardian and one from Deadline New York about Scorsese and his take on 3D. I've always [...]
November 30, 2011, 11:56 am
Director Martin Scorsese scores with Hugo, an engaging story and an homage to early French filmmakers George Melies (played by Sir Ben Kingsley) and the Lumiere brothers as well as Gare Montparnesse, a French railway station. Edited by the queen of editors, Thelma Schoomaker, the movie has special appeal to filmmakers, film students, and editors...
November 16, 2011, 1:50 pm
Is editing a growing profession? How does its economic outlook stack up against other professions? Here's what the U.S. BLS says. Job Outlook The BLS expects that the number of film editing jobs to increase by 12 percent from 2008-2018. This projected rate is slightly greater than average for all careers during this period. However, BLS...
November 8, 2011, 11:43 am
Where are the jobs for film and video editors in located in the U.S.? What is the median salary? Do some areas pay higher? Curious, I looked up the latest BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) findings online. Here are the results. Editor salaries as of May 2010 Summary: Mean wage: 68,680 Dollars annually Lowest 10 Percent mean [...]
November 2, 2011, 2:39 pm
On October 27 I leave (with my trusty companion and webmeister who made almost all the arrangements), on our first trip to India. But have no worries! I've blogged ahead on some interesting subjects and have scheduled them to be posted while I’m away. As part of preparing for this three week adventure, I've been...
October 27, 2011, 9:24 am
Photo courtesy of director-editor Vickie Rose Sampson Make up your own caption. Here's a few to get you started. You know you've been dubbing too long when…. Great! Now let's try it one more time. Needs more cowbell. No, more cobwebs. He had so much potentiometer. ADR and alcohol just don't mix.
October 21, 2011, 9:55 am
My publisher, Michael Wiese Productions, launched an online film school in September. It was a deal at USD50/2.5 hour course. Due to a poor marketing partner there were insufficient sign-ups and most courses, including mine, were cancelled. I worked hard on Inglourious Editors: The State of Editors and Editing Today and was really looking forward...
October 13, 2011, 4:40 pm
To the left is a first pass at a one page, job aid on the history of editing. It comes by way of Gordon Burkell who runs the informative, solidly recommended Art of the Guillotine website. Burkell desgined this infographic as he dubs it, with Nina from Nina's EDL in Toronto, the home base of [...]
October 7, 2011, 8:53 am
Here's a wonderful seaside stop-motion video made using three smartphones to make the overhead shots. The behind-the-scenes story includes some words from the editor and illuminates the extensive pre-planning and choreographing of effort of the producers and crew who worked non-stop through the night to create this short.
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk Punk Rock, documentary editing and directing with Shaun Colon. Check out his film A Fat Wrec ...
Gordon Burkell sits down with Tristan Oliver to discuss his work on Isle of Dogs for Wes Anderson.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Joe Letteri to discuss his Oscar-nominated work on War for the Planet of the Apes.
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