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October 6, 2008, 5:50 pm
MICHAEL ONDAATJE IS THE AUTHOR OF EIGHT BOOKS, INCLUDING the novels In the Skin of a Lion, The English Patientand Anil's Ghost. During the filming of The English Patient, he came to know the film's editor, Walter Murch, and soon thereafter they began a mutual exploration of editing -- a series of conversations leading to The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, a book to be published by Knopf next month, and from which this article is freely adapted.
October 6, 2008, 5:48 pm
Walter Murch (WM): At the basic level, a transition is simply the process of changing from some state A to another state, B. What we should examine carefully is the degree of change, and our awareness of it. Change is happening all the time, though we are not always conscious of it. But without change there is no perception. This is somewhat of a paradox.
October 4, 2008, 5:47 pm
As the world turns to HD - the government mandate kicks in next year - we find that television post production pros are all over it, offering HD services to all comers. And on the front end, episodic producers have shown leadership, or at least intense curiosity, in acquiring on an HD format. Shows shooting on traditional 35mm or Super 16 have made the move to HD post production cycles that have proven to be stable and reliable...
October 2, 2008, 5:45 pm
Avid Technology recently announced the availability Avid DS10, a major makeover of the ten-year-old Nitris platform, designed to save customers time and money by combining high-performance professional editing, compositing, keying, image retouching, painting and graphics capabilities, along with a host of new features, including full 4:4:4 color-managed workflows, advanced color correction, support for Avid’s shared storage solutions though Avid Interplay, vastly improved conform options, GPU...
September 30, 2008, 12:18 pm
This week we interview Michael Tronick about his experience editing such films as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Hairspray. Check out his IMDB entry for his full list of credits.
September 29, 2008, 3:40 pm
Avid today announced that it has signed a R3D Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) License agreement – as part of the company’s continued commitment to enhancing its RED camera workflows. "We are excited to begin a more formal relationship with RED and this announcement is just one step in that process," said Kirk Arnold, EVP of Customer Operations, Avid Technology. "Many of our customers have already completed RED projects using Avid systems – as we have developed solutions in the interim...
September 26, 2008, 3:38 pm
The ADG 2008 Conference, In Good Company: Creative Collaborations commences in Sydney on Thursday 25th, and closes on Sunday 28th September. Sunday’s sessions will be of particular interest to editors and sound designers, including...
September 26, 2008, 3:37 pm
Avid has "New Thinking," Final Cut Pro has "Editing Unleashed." Now, with the major release September 23 of its Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Adobe’s watchword is "Product Intelligence." But is it change we can believe in? The short answer is a resounding (though early) yes, as Adobe representatives explained in a recent media conference call. The company is rolling out new full versions of After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Flash Professional, Soundbooth...
Lawrence Jordan joins Gordon to discuss editing, 2-pop, and his new venture Master the workflow.
Tom Ohanian is legendary; he helped create Avid and make it the industry standard in post-production and now, he has released ...
Gordon sits down with Michelle Miller to discuss the makeup of PEN15
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