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August 24, 2012, 1:44 pm
The Great Smoke 2013 Summer Challenge of 2012 This is my adventure into Smoke 2013 (aka Smoke on a Mac 2013). I have no experience with any Autodesk programs and am only slightly familiar with FCP 6, 7 and Avid Media Composer 3 – 6. While I have a production company, my personal editing skill...
February 15, 2018, 8:07 pm
In 2009, I went to my first IAVA event. It’s a panel of editors who have been nominated for that year’s Academy Award or Oscar, put on by A.C.E. (American Cinema Editors). The editors in attendance, usually all of them, discuss their path to an editing career and their film they’re nominated for editing. It [...]
February 14, 2018, 5:19 pm
I am embarking upon a new journey, that of assistant editing. I’ve decided that the best route for me to take to learn all I can in the post production world, is to become a post PA or an assistant editor first. I have certain milestones that I am plotting out and hope to make [...]
April 10, 2017, 4:28 am
How bad can criticism affect you? It really depends on a lot of factors. I’m still affected by something someone said to me seven years ago. I really feel that I haven’t gotten over it and in fact, I’m currently trying to work through it. One of my first ever paid video gigs was a [...]
January 15, 2017, 2:57 pm
Sometimes in great storylines the protagonist must die. Such was the fate of #IFIE. After over seven years, with ebb and flow passion towards it in the past and waning interest in it in the present, I had to “kill my baby”. Or maybe it’s better to say, let it go out into the world [...]
November 23, 2015, 10:42 am
In the summer of 2008, I felt alone as a filmmaker, living 40 miles outside the mecca that is Hollywood. It was an interesting time. The digital revolution was beginning and I had begun in that direction with the purchase of an HVX200, after learning all about it’s virtues from History and Discovery Channel veteran, [...]
May 28, 2015, 1:29 pm
An interesting night at LACPUG, last night. First a stump the gurus Randy Ubillos, Larry Jordan, Kylee Wall and Monica Daniels Two Chicagoans presented last night, as the Blackhawks took game 6 of the NHL Western Conference to tie the series 3 – 3, forcing game 7 to be played in Anaheim. First was Matt [...]
March 26, 2015, 4:16 pm
In 2012, the first Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire, NAB [National Association of Broadcasters], KISS [by Monster Mini Golf] Mini Golf Tournament (INKMINIGT) was born. What is it and why do I throw this party? It is indoor glow-in-the dark mini-golf in a KISS (the band) theme. And, yes, that is all that it [...]
March 6, 2015, 11:08 am
Well folks, April is around the corner and that means the annual migration of “broadercasters*” to Las Vegas for the NAB Show. Since 2009, I have been attending NAB and as I’ve mentioned over and over again, I think I will always try to find a way to go. In 2012, I threw the first [...]
March 6, 2015, 11:07 am
Divergent Media announced today immediate availability of EditReady 1.2 with support for AVCHD and HDV camera footage, integrated from their industry leading ClipWrap application. Upgrade pricing is available for existing ClipWrap users. March 2, 2015 San Francisco, CA – Since its launch in mid-2014, EditReady has quickly gained a reputation as the fastest, easiest transcoding [...]
January 3, 2015, 9:25 am
I talk a lot about trying to find out who I am and what I want to do. So, what does that say about me? I guess I’m unhappy with what I’m doing for a living, overall. A creative stuck in a boring non-creative job. I make up for that lack of “fun” by filling [...]
Gordon Burkell sits down with Joe Letteri to discuss his Oscar-nominated work on War for the Planet of the Apes.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira to discuss the sound design of The Shape of Water, for wh ...
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk to Bruno Verdoni, who plays Pat in Molly's Game, about acting, working with Aaron Sorki ...
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