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July 7, 2012, 4:17 pm
In "The 'Invisible Art': A Woman's Touch Behind the Scenes," a May 25, 2012 NY Times article, John Anderson writes about the deficit of women DPs (2) and directors (0) in this year's 22 nominated features for the penultimate of film festivals – Cannes. This lack reflects the still abysmal statistics for ASC (American Society...
July 4, 2015, 7:25 am
While in France this May I had an experience that truly thrilled me: I visited the Institut Lumière in the Monplaisir district of Lyon. Its grounds, which encompass a museum and a hangar are devoted to the two brothers – Auguste and Louis Lumière – who famously invented, filmed, and exhibited the first motion picture. […]
June 22, 2015, 11:49 pm
One of the great parts of blogging is hearing from readers. When the reader has created a video like Matt Orfalea who sent a bouncy, spot-on comic short, “Rough Cut” the joy is tripled. Watch it and relate, all you editors and producers. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6erXJpCYxYg Matt’s Story How Matt got started creating videos is a wonderful […]
April 7, 2015, 3:42 am
A good book like a well-edited film just flows along and carries you in its merrily rolling stream. Such is the case with Twilight for the Gods written by Jack Tucker, ACE. He has created the most up-to-date, thorough, readable history on editing that I’ve encountered. He packs its 116 pages with facts and concepts […]
March 30, 2015, 12:44 pm
I’m repeating the class I taught at the Marin Community Center for Media in downtown San Rafael, CA this spring. I’m looking forward to another great group of students. The feedback from the last class was strongly positive and helpful, I’m glad to report. As a result, I’ve expanded the course from four sessions to […]
January 28, 2015, 6:08 pm
On this site and in my books I’ve written on this subject but I thought it would be good for editors, producers, and other filmmakers to hear it from a company of professionals. I welcome guest bloggers with informative articles so here’s one submitted by One Inch Punch Pro, a Toronto based video production company […]
January 21, 2015, 1:44 pm
Are you a beginning editor who desperately want some practice cutting footage before striking out in the world? A film student or a college looking for footage beyond the tired all scenes (such as the scene from Gunsmoke which I and others taught over the decades)? Misha Tenenbaum, an editor whom I met a few […]
January 16, 2015, 5:42 pm
Confession: I’ve watched “Glee” since its first episode in May 2009. I like the message of the show – acceptance – seeing GBLT characters as well as hetero-and metrosexual characters, and its often non-formulaic plots, issues, and nuances not to mention its musical numbers. As a member of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the […]
December 11, 2014, 1:55 pm
Introduction My caveat for PictureYourBook’s second book trailer was that my partner Jay and I create a trailer with free music (thank you YouTube) and no VO. My reason? I wanted to show authors how a lower budget video can still be a highly effective, engaging trailer. Here’s Jay’s experience meeting that and other challenges […]
December 1, 2014, 7:43 pm
Introduction Jay Scherberth is my partner in PictureYourBook, a book trailer company. I do the writing, storyboarding, and marketing to authors, Jay does the editing and designed our website. We both review the cuts and interface with the authors. We met each other in a cutting room in 1986 when I was his assistant editor. […]
November 27, 2014, 6:29 am
I have formed a film company for creating book trailers called PictureYourBook. What is a book trailer? It’s a 1-3 minute video promo designed to tell readers what the book is about and intrigue them enough to buy it. Yes. Just as a movie trailer (a.k.a. a movie preview) lets an audience know about a […]
Gordon sits down with Marco Capalbo to discuss editing for Werner Herzog and crafting Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds. ...
Editor Mikeel Nielsen and Sound Designer Nicolas Becker discuss creating the film The Sound of Metal. We explore how to make ...
Jody McVeigh-Schultz and Lane Farnham discuss tackling HBO's documentary series McMillion$, a series that explores the f ...
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