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August 2, 2012, 9:47 am
The fortieth episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download. This one is all about how you need to leave the editors alone when the tackle the initial edit... the rough cut.
March 22, 2012, 8:23 pm
Normally when I work on a documentary…well, any sort of project be it a documentary, reality show, competition show…and especially narrative work…I am handed a script. And I build a show based on this script. If I am not handed a script, I am given what is called a "string out" of the footage...
March 15, 2012, 9:23 am
I broke my laptop. It happened so quickly. I popped off the power adapter connector and swung the lid down to close it and CLUNK! The adapter connector had not popped off to the side, but rather flopped on top of my laptop speaker, and prevented me from closing the lid. It was sandwiched...
February 10, 2012, 9:04 am
"Gah! I jinxed myself!" said my co-worker, who I share an edit bay with. "I labelled the last sequence as 'Final,' and now I have changes. I KNEW that I shouldn’t do that. Every time..." And this is true. Adding FINAL to the name of the sequence will almost guarantee that changes will be given. Often...
January 24, 2012, 9:00 am
I can't believe it’s almost the end of January and I haven't posted ONE THING to my blog. Well, it is the place that I post my workflow solutions and neat post tricks too, and lately I have been doing stuff that hasn’t been ground breaking, or hasn’t been something other than mundane. Until today that...
December 7, 2011, 9:47 am
Not too long ago I was given a project to cut and it came with a producer that I hadn't worked with before. They came in to my bay, handed me the script and told me generally what the piece was about. Then they left and I got to work. But then later, partway through the...
November 16, 2011, 1:50 pm
OK, I'm not all about Avid now. I’m giving Adobe Premiere Pro some love too. With Apple no longer making a tool I can use, I'm exploring the other two main options for NLEs and seeing what they are capable of. Seeing how they might fit into my workflow needs. Now, [...]
November 12, 2011, 10:13 am
OK, here's a little follow up to my Media Composer 6 review. In that review I mentioned that you could label your clips via a small palette of colors. Well, there is actually a way to open up that choice of colors…to get to the full color palette including the Color Wheel and Crayon options...
November 3, 2011, 2:58 pm
I'm going to start out by saying that I was one of the beta testers of this version of Media Composer. One of a couple hundred actual end-users of the software. Editors from all walks of professional life who used the beta on some of our actual projects. Because it was a [...]
October 24, 2011, 10:05 am
Hey…do you live on the East Coast? More specifically, North East? And are you in Post Production? Then you MUST go to the Boston Supermeet. Well, do what you want, but really, this is a great place to meet people, see famous and talented people talk about the ART of the craft (how often do...
October 15, 2011, 8:49 am
The thirty-eigth episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download. Camera people always leave me notes on the footage they shoot…this is my note to them. To play in your browser or download direct, click here. To subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, CLICK HERE.
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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