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May 16, 2010, 4:31 pm
Andrew Weisblum was the perfect choice when director Darren Aronofsky needed a "hungry editor" for his reality-based film The Wrestler. After 13 years of assisting, primarily in New York, Weisblum had only edited a handful of features (including The Darjeeling Unlimited and Broken English). The pair had met when Weisblum was visual effects editor on Aronofsky’s last film, The Fountain.
August 30, 2009, 6:13 pm
Apple's new Final Cut Studio package has sparked a lot of activity from manufacturers of companion and plug-in products. But just as active is the area of training, and in recent weeks, providers have announced incentives and opportunities for those looking to learn the apps or improve their existing skills.
August 30, 2009, 6:13 pm
Alfred Hitchcock once said that drama is life with all the boring parts cut out, and it's the film editor who is responsible for cutting out the boring parts. Before he directed the masterpiece Citizen Kane, Orson Welles watched John Ford's 1939 classic Stagecoach forty times in one week. He came away saying if you really want to know everything about filmmaking, watch Stagecoach. Well, the same is true for the first five James Bond films. If you really want to learn about film editing watch...
August 29, 2009, 6:12 pm
Graduating from college always comes with a range of emotions — the two biggies are excitement and fear. And, sadly, these days with the economy being the way it is and the job market so tight, the latter might be a bit more ubiquitous.
August 27, 2009, 6:06 pm
Just found out, thanks to Scott Simmons and the French web site FinalCutMtl, I’ve learned that tomorrow, August 27th, is I Love My Assistant Day. Awwww. Go out and hug your assistant. For those of us who don’t have assistants (I’ve presently copying my media from the transport drive that I was sent from the East Coast yesterday to a backup drive), go out and hug yourself.
August 27, 2009, 6:05 pm
So, it’s been a while since I’ve started writing this series, so I should probably point out that the point here is to simply locate those cool tips and techniques that are easily found in the user manual – if you actually chose to read it. But this is much easier – at least for you – because I’ve sifted out most of the "duh" stuff and just delivered the tips that you might have not heard before.
August 25, 2009, 6:03 pm
It’s one of the questions I get asked more often than most: How much drive space do I need to hold [insert media format and time here]? At one point I tried to keep some rough numbers in my head, as in way back when DV25 was about the only format and resolution to worry about...
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk to Bruno Verdoni, who plays Pat in Molly's Game, about acting, working with Aaron Sorki ...
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
Tom Cross and Gordon Burkell sit down to discuss the editing of Hostiles and how to work with footage to affect the pacing an ...
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