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June 18, 2010, 12:49 pm
One of the handy features of modern NLEs is the ability to rearrange the interface around specific editing tasks. Changing the user interface windows for editing, mixing, color correction or effects will make easier work of any session. Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro are all designed with a similar bin, window and timeline layout that offers infinite possibilities to customize the UI, including keyboard and button commands.
November 12, 2009, 3:56 am
Walter Murch will be speaking about his transition back to AVID Media Composer on November 18, 2009. The next LAFCPUG is jam-packed with - AVID - sessions. Yes, you read that correctly. Founder and head of lafcpug, Michael Horton, says, "Avid Media Composer is still firmly entrenched in Hollywood feature films and broadcast television. In order for you to compete in Hollywood it's important to know both tools." So, attention all Final Cut Pro (and Media Composer) users - you won't want to...
November 12, 2009, 3:55 am
Crossing the line is an extension of screen direction and one of the most challenging shooting and editing concepts to remember. I like the idea of crossing the line metaphorically in terms of living one’s life. Visually crossing the line is becoming more acceptable and more frequently seen on screen and tube.
November 11, 2009, 3:54 am
"One of the benefits of being an editor is you get to develop a close relationship with the producer and the directors," says FlashForward editor and co-producer Jeff Betancourt. "I’d worked with [executive producer] David Goyer before. We always had this idea that FlashForward would be an intimate epic. We wanted to capture those two aspects and make sure the drama, performance and connection come through the characters. At the same time, we wanted to give it the scope, the feel, of a big...
November 10, 2009, 3:51 am
If you’re hanging out with a bunch of editors and you want to play a mean trick on a friend, just find the one guy in the room who uses Sony Vegas (there will be one guy, and only one) and tell that guy that your friend, yeah, the one over there at the bar, he’s super curious about Vegas and would love to hear all about it.
November 9, 2009, 3:49 am
In the 1970's video editing was primitive and film production ruled the scene. Several film editing manufacturers produced editing tables. In Europe, king of the roost was Steenbeck. The company offered a flatbed editing table with excellent image display, and various models with up to 6 or 8 plates available, so that one could load up separate film reels and separate sprocketed mag striped tape to quickly access content and build a production.
November 9, 2009, 3:49 am
In 1987 AVID technology began life as a company and in the years that followed the entire workflow for editing film was to be changed forever. A core team of people were involved in the development of the AVID, from the initial idea by Bill Warner, to the technical creation of a system which still rules Hollywood today. Tom Ohanian was part of the AVID founding team, those who brought the Media Composer, the Film Composer and Avid Multicamera Systems into being.
November 7, 2009, 3:47 am
Scott Simmons latest blog covers the Magic Mouse: I’m on a constant search for the ultimate input device for editing. Look at my editing desk on any given day and there may be some mad combination of an Apple Mighty Mouse, a Kensington Expert Mouse.
Bill Curso is a makeup artist with thirty plus years under his belt, he’s got three Oscar nominations with one win, fiv ...
Gordon Sits down with Christopher Tellefsen to discuss A Quiet Place.
Gordon sits down with Marcus Schioler, Antoine Rotondo, & Marc-André Ferguson to discuss the big announcement at A ...
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