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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!
November 3, 2008, 6:42 pm
Now that the dust has cleared and we will be seeing lots of popular movie titles on Blu-ray discs for our home entertainment, there are lots of directors and DPs stopping in at film restoration shops to see how their work looks all cleaned up, in 1080p HD and with their deleted scenes reinstated. Older films, like The Godfather, are undergoing intricate rehabilitation. And there are those that are older still: think Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove. Or the Three Stooges. Post recently talked...
November 1, 2008, 12:26 pm
This week I interveiw Christopher Nelson. Christopher is the editor of such TV shows as LOST, The West Wing and Six Feet Under. He was a part of the Television Editing Panel at Edit Fest during the summer and took the time to speak to The Cutting Room in Early October.
October 30, 2008, 6:36 pm
Archival footage, scenes differing in aspect ratio, a movie that tiptoes the line between documentary and fiction; for even the most established editor, these things could become a real headache in the cutting room. But for Eric Poydar, writer-director-editor of the faux-documentary Larry (the Actor), the challenge of seamlessly interweaving different forms of footage into a present day narrative about Larry (Lionel Mark Smith), an actor on the verge of giving up his livelihood, was met with...
October 28, 2008, 6:33 pm
A talented actor and an imaginative director are only part of what makes a horror movie so terrifying. Where would scary flicks be without the clever cuts and camera angles that make us jump in our seats?
October 25, 2008, 12:24 pm
This week I interveiw Dan Lebental. Dan is the editor of Iron Man, Elf, From Hell and much more! He was a part of the Effects Editing Panel at Edit Fest this summer and was recently nominated by the HPA for his work on Iron Man.
October 24, 2008, 6:29 pm
It may be hard for anyone who works professionally with video to imagine it, but time code as we know it is about to change. Recognizing that innovations in digital acquisition and post have rendered the nearly 40-year-old approach to video time code obsolete, the process for defining a 21st-century standard for time code is well underway in SMPTE. That doesn't mean it's too late to have some say in the process — but you'd better hurry. A good place to start is the upcoming SMPTE Annual...
October 23, 2008, 6:28 pm
His dilligence and creativity brought him to the next step of his career at RKO: assistant editor. Wise built on his knowledge of film employed as an assistant editor on the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie, CAREFREE (1938). Then, with William Hamilton and Henry Berman as his editing guides, Wise worked on Garson Kanin's BACHELOR MOTHER (1939;) the critically acclaimed and popular HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, (1939); and Mark Sandrich's THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE (1939).
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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