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July 12, 2010, 4:53 pm
Known for having cut some of cinema’s most iconic actions sequences, largely in effects-heavy films, Oscar-winning editor Conrad Buff, A.C.E., is poised to add another CGI-laden title to his impressive list of credits when Paramount Pictures releases M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender July 2. A 3-D live-action film based on Nickelodeon’s animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, this is the editor’s second film in collaboration with Shyamalan.
July 12, 2010, 4:52 pm
Gathered together in the same cutting room on the 20th Century Fox lot, Don Zimmerman, A.C.E., and his three sons––Danny, Dean and David––have the peculiar ability to meander in and out of one another’s thoughts when they speak. Their memories are collective, multi-faceted, complementary. The effect, made more acute by the fact that Danny and Dean are astonishingly identical twins, is rather like a single, hydra-headed Zimmerman. As they fall into what must be a familiar dialogue, one...
July 12, 2010, 4:51 pm
With the sad passing of legendary editor and former Editors Guild Vice President Dede Allen, A.C.E., in mid-April, and the subsequent simultaneous memorial tributes to her in New York and Los Angeles held a month later (see Page 12), my thoughts turn to family. Especially after reading the comments of her son, award-winning re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman, MPSE, CAS, addressing the attendees at the East Coast memorial: "As I look at you, I see my family, extended family, dear friends and...
July 12, 2010, 12:30 pm
Digital Rebellion has recently released a new tool that adds addition functionality to one of their other very useful tools FCS Maintenance Pack. The new FCS Maintenance Pack Network Admin will allow a system administrator perform the tasks and functions of the maintenance pack remotely. A full rundown of the tool was posted on the Digital Rebellion site just over a week ago.
July 11, 2010, 3:55 pm
I thought for the last article I'm writing on Media Composer 5, I would do something a little different. Since Avid made the decision to support Matrox's MXO2 mini as a way for editors to monitor external video, I thought that I would do a review of it.
July 11, 2010, 9:35 am
Kevin Monahan co-founded SF Cutters, which is widely regarded as being the first and longest running Final Cut Pro user group on the planet. In addition to this Kevin has worked as an editor, been employed by Apple, and is the author of "Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro (Peachpit Press). In this demonstration Kevin shows how to effectively work with the new speed tools in Final Cut Pro 7. Inside of a 10 minute demo Kevin unlocks the secrets to making these tools work for you.
July 11, 2010, 9:35 am
Five years ago I set up an edit suite in a client's office. Brand new shinyG5, flat-screen monitors, FireWire deck, all state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line. This week I set up an edit suite once again, for the same client in the same office. This time it was a new shiny 8-core Nehalem, 2.26, nice large monitors, drives to install, Final Cut Pro to upgrade.
July 11, 2010, 9:33 am
Don’t make your clients cry Not a good situation when your behavior as the editor causes a client to burst into tears. That’s what happened recently on a job. I was in charge of an edit for a major company, during a training day which involved their workers gathering into teams to complete a project...
Paul Leonard-Morgan joins Gordon Burkell to discuss composing with Philip Glass for Amazon's Tales from the Loop.
Celia Haining, editor of The Crown, joins Gordon Burkell to discuss editing for story.
The filmmakeru.com team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames ...
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