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June 21, 2012, 8:22 am
If your not listening to the Freakonomics Podcast your missing out on some interesting insight. This recent episode of Freakonomics Radio was an interesting one about customer service which is what a good freelance editor delivers ontop of the technical and artistic skills. The Social scientist prove what most in our industry almost always fail to appreciate, cost and quality are related.
December 17, 2015, 11:13 am
Anybody can edit. Yes, anybody can do it. It's not particularly hard to get your hands on the tools to stitch two images together these days (thanks Steve Jobs) and we have all grown up with TV, movies and now streaming media.
June 23, 2014, 9:03 am
I have blogged about shortcut keys in the past and I am of the camp that customization is more productive than using default keyboard layout, if you primeraly mouser this is probably not something that you need to read since your riding a horse and carriage in a Nascar race. When I was recently on the FCPXGRILL I got lots of great feedback but the squeaky comment creates the most thought provoking. The honorable Chairman Meow had a reaction to my "normal" that made me re-examine a cho...
June 5, 2014, 9:30 am
Here is the last of my letter "R" Blogs, don't ask me why the letter "R".Rarely in our business do have a chance to produce something that has a one-to-one effect on people. However, this project I could bring what we do best, entertain; and on top of that, this might actually help and educate new dads about being a 21st century father.So, 2014 started with a bang, 3 and a little 1/2 projects, back to back, with lots of overlap,very busy at the Gorilla Productions. The one, I want to fo...
May 20, 2014, 9:36 am
If your feeling all alone as you edit successfully with FCPX on a professional level, you feel like your going afile:///Users/intelrilla/Desktop/grilljpeg2.pnggainst the grain, your the "Lone wolf" aka Bobba fett and everyone around you is snickering at your screen, well you should be listening to FCPX GRILL hosted by Chris Fenwick. Can't remember how I stumbled on the podcast but I did and became instantly a fan. Every week he has an ongoing conversations about the future of post prod...
May 9, 2014, 9:45 am
The dirty little secret about Final Cut Pro X are the revisions. I didn't jump on board on FCPX-D-day when many average editors and all the machine operators cried about there precious tools death. I laughed, I blogged and like in any situation I didn't panic. Panic is your enemy, in post especially. I took it easy, tried it and said to myself "wow this is crap". Like Robert Deniro in Wag the Dog said so eliquently, "They just didn't think it through". I put it on the shelf and prep...
May 7, 2014, 9:35 am
Recently, one of my old time clients moved out there office building in downtown Toronto and it got me thinking about location, location, location of work and do you need to have an official office space. And, completely unrelated, recently lnkedin sent me an and anniversary notification, 15 years of Gorilla productioning full time, creating some pretty compelling content that is most of the time on the creative, interesting and challenging. Time flies when your own boss (and you the only em...
June 10, 2013, 9:25 am
It has been a slow rise to Award Winning power but The Guidestones has been on a winning streak for the last six months ending with an International Emmy earlier this year. But wait what about post?Well we got ours last Thursday night at the CCE Awards. The Editing Team got an nod when it got the nomination a few months ago but we won a CCE award for best Editing in a Live Action Webseries.
March 5, 2013, 2:21 pm
All B Camera operators should be editors and vice versa. Everybody focuses on the main camera aka A camera. Director, script supervisor, producers, the list is longer but nobody is too concerned with the roaming maverick.
Gordon Burkell sits down to discuss Selina MacArthur's Emmy nominated work on Black Mirror's USS Callister.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Beth Morgan to discuss the costume design for GLOW.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Tanya Swerling to discuss her work on the show GLOW.
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