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May 20, 2010, 4:46 pm
Ever set up your project to work in 16 or 32-bit float, and you then apply an effect, only to get into the effects window to find that the effect only supports 8-bit? Annoying isn’t it? Wouldn’t you love to know what bit depth the effect supports before you drop it onto your clip? Well, now you can!
March 7, 2009, 12:17 pm
Part V of my interview with Chris Dickens. In this segment I ask Chris if he had any indication that the film was going to be the worldwide phenomenon it has turned out to be. I also ask him what it is like to be in the center of the awards season vortex.
March 7, 2009, 12:16 pm
As editors, who often live with a film for an extended period of time, it becomes like one of your children. In this segment I ask Chris about sequences from Slumdog he is especially proud of, or ones that hold a special place in his heart. We talk about some of the directors he admires who have influenced him, his fondness for stories told in a non-linear way and how his director Danny Boyle encouraged him to take risks and try new ideas while cutting the film.
March 6, 2009, 12:15 pm
In Parts III and IV Chris and I go on to speak about technical issues and the fact that the film was a hybrid; shot on both 35mm film and digital. Chris cuts on the Avid, and the complexity of post production was compounded by the fact that the 35mm elements were shot 3-perf, a technique where the exposed image fills the entire surface area of the frame without any matte area or "wasted space". 3-perf is an excellent solution when shooting in 1:1.85 aspect ratio because it reduces the cost...
March 6, 2009, 12:14 pm
Here is Part II of my interview with Chris Dickens, award winning film editor of this year’s Slumdog Millionaire. In this installment I ask Chris how he connected with Danny Boyle and what were some of the of the more creatively challenging aspects of making the film.
March 6, 2009, 12:12 pm
Today we present Part I of a multi-part series with award winning film editor Chris Dickens. Chris is the recipient of this years "triple crown" of editing awards for his work on "Slumdog Millionaire", for which he took home the American Cinema Editor’s (A.C.E.) EDDY Award, the British Academy of Film an Television Arts (BAFTA) award and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy Award.
March 6, 2009, 12:11 pm
Learn how Digital Vision and Avid provide the most complete and ultimate post production solutions for any RED camera project; close up and personal. With the participation of Ted Schilowitz, Leader of the RED Rebellion, these workshops will demonstrate a unique end-to-end solution for your next project.
March 6, 2009, 12:10 pm
Amid the pre-Oscar festivities, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) held its ninth annual Invisible Art Visible Artist Seminar with the Academy Award-nominated picture editors at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on the eve of the Oscars. Moderated by Alan Heim, A.C.E., the seminar featured insightful conversation about their nominated films and their approach to editing.
March 5, 2009, 12:06 pm
To coincide with our Karen Pearlman interview Focal Press has given us two chapters from her book Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit. The first is about Timing, Pacing and Trajectory Phrasing (Chapter 3) and the second is about Tension, Release and Synchronization (chapter 4). Here's Chapter 4
Gordon sits down with the Sound Design team (Just nominated for an Oscar) for A Quiet Place. Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadah ...
Gordon sits down with Wyatt Smith to discuss the editing of Mary Poppins Returns and the challenges the film presented him in ...
Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
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