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September 29, 2012, 4:47 pm
Sorry, I've really let this blog, and my podcast, fall to the wayside. I've fallen behind on stuff I’ve wanted to write and podcast about. If you would like to know why, here’ a great article from Kylee Wall on the Creative Cow about being a post production dad...
January 14, 2016, 4:57 am
EDIT BAY POSTS The forty-ninth episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download. Many movies and TV shows have little easter eggs hidden in them…commercials too. I tell you a few examples of Easter eggs I and my fellow editors have planted. To play in your browser or download direct, click here. To subscribe to this [...]
January 2, 2016, 7:43 am
EDIT BAY POSTS The forty-eigth episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download. This one is about how new production is different than documentary production…and a small issue with pre-roll. I’m having a small issue with my podcast posting software, so it’s not available on iTunes yet. But I’m working on that…it’ll be up [...]
December 2, 2015, 1:14 pm
The forty-seventh episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download. This on is how editors are pigeon holed, not only by type of show (doc, reality, scripted), now they are pigeon holed by the TV networks they cut for. To play in your browser or download direct, click here. To subscribe to this podcast [...]
November 18, 2015, 4:36 am
The forty-sixth episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download. This on is how in order to use the cool sound effect you want, you first need to find it To play in your browser or download direct, click here. To subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, CLICK HERE.
June 17, 2015, 4:36 am
Along with straight up creative cutting, I also online edit and color correct. This started years back when I started using FCP. The show I was on had a preliminary color pass to show the network…PROVE to the network, that we could mix the full sized tape based Panasonic Varicam, and the newly introduced HVX-200. [...]
May 4, 2015, 4:49 am
Every day after school, my youngest daughter (age 11) comes into my office to watch me cut A HAUNTING. She does this in the guise of “I’m going to do homework out here while watching you edit.” Although she does end up paying more attention to what I’m doing and asking about what I’m doing [...]
April 20, 2015, 5:05 am
There’s a new trend that has come about because of digital cinematography. Not only longer takes, but more footage overall. Back in the days of shooting film, you’d hear the words: “Roll sound. Roll camera. ACTION!” And then, after the scene was over, the words “cut!” You might also hear the words “check the gate,” meaning [...]
April 10, 2015, 3:52 am
Finally, another regular blog post, after 2 years of sparse activity…barring a few reviews (another coming). This was due to the fact that I was under NDA at the company I worked for. All I could say was that I was working on a certain show. Beyond that…I couldn’t say anything. On that note, for [...]
April 3, 2015, 4:42 am
OK…sorry, not a new post….but I updated an old one. THIS POST, made a year ago…discussed the various workflows for getting GoPro footage into various non-linear editing systems. Since then there have been improvements to Avid Media Composer and I added two third party options…EditReady and BulletProof.
March 24, 2015, 7:09 pm
More and more I’m coming to rely on my MacBook Pro as my main editing machine, as my 2008 MacPro is really showing it’s age. OK, to be honest I’ve been relying on it as my main edit machine since I bought it. But my laptop isn’t all the new either. It’s a mid-2012 [...]
Tom Cross and Gordon Burkell sit down to discuss the editing of Hostiles and how to work with footage to affect the pacing an ...
Gordon Burkell interviews Paul Machliss about timing and editing Baby Driver.
Gordon Burkell interviews Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Doyle about composing music and specifically composing the song Never F ...
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