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July 28, 2010, 1:55 pm
Everything is a transition in editing. There are transitions you add to the timeline like dissolves and wipes. There are transitions you use from the raw video. If you are doing a story about a person walking into a house. You need some kind of transition shot to get them into the house like the door opening and your subject walking in.
September 20, 2019, 4:01 pm
How do you conceptualize a future that feels familiar yet doesn’t exist? For, visual effects supervisor Allen Maris and the entire crew detailing director James Gray’s vision behind Ad Astra, that question became a guiding theme.
September 20, 2019, 1:10 pm
Adapting Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch for the screen was never going to be an easy task. At 771 pages, it would make a daunting TV miniseries – and director John Crowley managed to whittle it down into an under-two-and-a-half-hour feature film. As any team adapting existing material must, the filmmakers had to make a number of choices as to how they would present the story.
September 20, 2019, 1:10 pm
When you are trying to create a punchy, energetic sequence, fun transitions are the name of the game. When paired with the perfect track, a video that uses creative ways to jump from one clip to another is sure to engage a viewer way more than a boring, traditional cut.
September 19, 2019, 1:41 pm
Remember that insane multi-car daisy chain and helicopter chase scene towards the end of David Leitch’s Hobbs & Shaw? It’s definitely one of the more fantastical moments in the film, let alone the Fast & Furious franchise.
September 18, 2019, 8:38 pm
Star Wars' Millennium Falcon is one of the most iconic spaceships in the history of movies. In addition to being the coolest Star Wars toy ever, the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy has an amazing origin story for how ILM model makers brought Han Solo's ride to life. Thanks to Film Twitter's most underrated account, Spaceshipsporn, Star Wars fans now have the complete making-of story -- a DVD special feature by way of Twitter thread.
September 18, 2019, 1:12 pm
That line from James Cameron’s script for Titanic, coming deep into scenes of the chaotic sinking of the famous cruiseliner, might sound simple enough. But it would turn out to be the basis of one of the blockbuster film’s most memorable shots.
September 17, 2019, 4:37 pm
Sony has been using the phrase “beyond definition” in promotional literature for a while, and it’s a very apposite slogan. We hardly need to say that...
Lawrence Jordan joins Gordon to discuss editing, 2-pop, and his new venture Master the workflow.
Tom Ohanian is legendary; he helped create Avid and make it the industry standard in post-production and now, he has released ...
Gordon sits down with Michelle Miller to discuss the makeup of PEN15
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