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April 30, 2012, 10:27 pm
Time for a change of voice! This is my first guest blog. Please welcome PJ Bruno, a producer at Grovo Learning Inc. It's an internet company which provides a field guide in the form of two-minute videos for learning everything from how to use Twitter to netiquette training. A Passion for Video by PJ Bruno...
August 27, 2014, 4:14 pm
Come one, come all! I’ll be teaching Film Editing: Making an Invisible Art Visible a four-evening course at the Center for Media in downtown San Rafael, CA. I’m excited to show scenes and discuss the current state of editing and some of my favorite subjects: What does an editor contribute? Why does an editor make [...]
June 30, 2014, 4:25 pm
Anything you can embed sound in you can scratch, crease, crumple, bend, break, tear, warp, or melt. Alec Wilkinson, “A Voice from the Past” New Yorker May 19, 2014 What do Mickey Hart (drummer for the Grateful Dead), a physicist name Carl Haber, and antiquated recordings of sound have in common? On March 24, 2012 [...]
May 4, 2014, 5:41 am
What does an editor bring to the party besides a digital editing machine?” That’s the question I will attempt to answer when I speak at the Marin County Media Center’s May Mixer this Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Mmmmm. The Media Center is a non-profit located in San Rafael, CA that teaches young and [...]
January 31, 2014, 6:17 pm
Just in time for Chinese New Year is the Chinese translation of my book, Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, Second Edition. Click here to buy it. Page for page it appears to be the same as the English version and my Chinese speaking friends have not complained about the translation yet – [...]
January 19, 2013, 7:41 pm
n. hai'eitas (Greek) An unexpected gap. Encarta dictionary All good TV shows - well, those that come back for a second season or more – go on hiatus, having delivered the required number of episodes to the network. The time gives everyone a break from the 12+ hour days and 5-7 day weeks. I began [...]
December 29, 2012, 4:42 pm
In 1985 I walked into waiting room - a wide space with chairs in the hallway - of the head of post production's office at Universal Studios. A dapper 60-something man in a cardigan sat in a chair, patiently waiting for me. He was editor Dann Cahn, my new boss. Thus we began a season...
December 20, 2012, 8:16 am
The subject of The Sessions - a paralyzed poet hiring a sex surrogate to lose his virginity - may make you writhe at the thought of a touchy-feely film. Go anyway. While the movie doesn't have the laughs that Steve Carrell and Katherine Keener served up in The Forty Year Old Virgin, it does deliver...
December 12, 2012, 10:47 pm
At last, a diligent soul, one John Buck, has had the passion and taken the time to trace the track of editing from its manual scissors and glue past to its electronic mouse and keyboard present. An Australian editor, Buck writes up the recent fast track decades of technological advances as well as the build-up [...]
December 4, 2012, 3:02 pm
I received this article from a NY Film Academy teacher. It's laudable because it explains to eager shooters the importance of editing and why it should be considered from the get go. Thank you John and Anjum Bhardwaj who emailed me the request and article! When the Cinematographer Thinks Like an Editor by John Loughlin...
November 27, 2012, 10:37 pm
Laying out the rest of the groundwork for designing your project, this post concludes my four-part Laying out the rest of the groundwork for designing your project, this post concludes my four-part series on the magical, imagineering aspects and grounded engineering requirements of envisioning your film from an editorial standpoint. 3) Shoot right for postproduction...
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