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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...
April 7, 2015, 3:42 am
A good book like a well-edited film just flows along and carries you in its merrily rolling stream. Such is the case with Twilight for the Gods written by Jack Tucker, ACE. He has created the most up-to-date, thorough, readable history on editing that I’ve encountered. He packs its 116 pages with facts and concepts […]
March 30, 2015, 12:44 pm
I’m repeating the class I taught at the Marin Community Center for Media in downtown San Rafael, CA this spring. I’m looking forward to another great group of students. The feedback from the last class was strongly positive and helpful, I’m glad to report. As a result, I’ve expanded the course from four sessions to […]
January 28, 2015, 6:08 pm
On this site and in my books I’ve written on this subject but I thought it would be good for editors, producers, and other filmmakers to hear it from a company of professionals. I welcome guest bloggers with informative articles so here’s one submitted by One Inch Punch Pro, a Toronto based video production company […]
January 21, 2015, 1:44 pm
Are you a beginning editor who desperately want some practice cutting footage before striking out in the world? A film student or a college looking for footage beyond the tired all scenes (such as the scene from Gunsmoke which I and others taught over the decades)? Misha Tenenbaum, an editor whom I met a few […]
January 16, 2015, 5:42 pm
Confession: I’ve watched “Glee” since its first episode in May 2009. I like the message of the show – acceptance – seeing GBLT characters as well as hetero-and metrosexual characters, and its often non-formulaic plots, issues, and nuances not to mention its musical numbers. As a member of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the […]
December 11, 2014, 1:55 pm
Introduction My caveat for PictureYourBook’s second book trailer was that my partner Jay and I create a trailer with free music (thank you YouTube) and no VO. My reason? I wanted to show authors how a lower budget video can still be a highly effective, engaging trailer. Here’s Jay’s experience meeting that and other challenges […]
December 1, 2014, 7:43 pm
Introduction Jay Scherberth is my partner in PictureYourBook, a book trailer company. I do the writing, storyboarding, and marketing to authors, Jay does the editing and designed our website. We both review the cuts and interface with the authors. We met each other in a cutting room in 1986 when I was his assistant editor. […]
November 27, 2014, 6:29 am
I have formed a film company for creating book trailers called PictureYourBook. What is a book trailer? It’s a 1-3 minute video promo designed to tell readers what the book is about and intrigue them enough to buy it. Yes. Just as a movie trailer (a.k.a. a movie preview) lets an audience know about a […]
November 18, 2014, 10:20 pm
My new book, Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Exploring the Historic City by the Bay is out! With 28 chapters centered on SF’s movers & shakers, it personifies history and helps you discover SF on your own with 8 walking tours aligned to Google maps. View the trailer I created with Jay Scherberth, my partner [...]
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 [...]
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What do you do to unwind at the end of a long day in the cutting room?
What drives you nuts that you wish people on set would stop doing?
There are films we all recognize to have great sound but what ones have you seen that needs more recognition and why?
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