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September 7, 2009, 6:58 pm
Evan’s Brain Dump is a film editing site almost as much for my benefit as for anyone else’s. During the course of a film, I invariably try new workflows, come up with solutions or workarounds to technical problems, or learn a nifty trick that warrants a bit of publicity.
September 6, 2009, 6:25 pm
My friend James Gardiner wrote an interesting post "Are large Post Houses a sunset industry?" and it set me thinking. Now James is writing from an Australian perspective and "large post house" and "boutique" post house have quite different expectations of size than the Australian context. (For example, Alpha Dogs in Burbank bill themselves as a "boutique" post house but in Sydney or Melbourne they’d be one of the larger post houses.)
September 6, 2009, 6:24 pm
Four giants of the digital video scene: Ken Stone, Michael Horton, Philip Hodgetts, Andrew Balis, get together and talk about what really counts when it comes to acquisition. What you need to know about and how to deal with issues such as frame size, codec choice, and what to look for when working through the myriad of acquisition and post-production codecs available to the modern filmmaker.
September 6, 2009, 6:23 pm
SuperMeets are gatherings of Final Cut Pro editors, gurus and Mac-based digital filmmakers from throughout the world who use or want to learn to use Apple's Final Cut Studio suite of applications, most importantly Final Cut Pro. SuperMeets are held annually in four metropolitan cities: in San Francisco, Las Vegas, London and in Amsterdam. Watch more movies about what the SuperMeet is about: the Force behind the Supermeet and Making the SuperMeet...
September 5, 2009, 6:22 pm
The more we move away from tape as a way to get in and out of an Avid — and the more we move to HD — the more people start to wonder what the assistant’s role is. Assistants used to have primary responsibility for input and output. Of course, that’s just one part of the job, but it’s a key part.
September 4, 2009, 6:20 pm
One of the most prominent new features in Apple Final Cut Pro 7 is iChat Theater Preview, or the ability to share the Viewer window via iChat. Operation is simple: You connect via iChat, then click a couple of controls in Final Cut Pro 7, and press the space bar, and then your client or collaborator sees what you’re seeing in the Viewer.
September 2, 2009, 6:18 pm
Tim Squyres has edited all but one of Ang Lee’s films, only missing out on Brokeback Mountain due to a scheduling conflict while editing Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana. Nominated for an Oscar for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Squyres has also worked with Robert Altman (Gosford Park) and Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married). The latest Lee film, Taking Woodstock, was shot on film but telecined to HDCAM, giving Squyres and assistant editor Mike Fay more flexibility—and fidelity—throughout the...
September 2, 2009, 6:18 pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced four amazing seminars on film editing. First: September 22, 2009 - A Conversation with Walter Murch Second: September 29, 2009 - Editing for Animation Third: October 06, 2009 - Editing for Documentary Fourth: October 14, 2009 - Anne Coates: Profile of an Editing Master You can get much more information from our calendar of events or by going to the Academy's press release
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 ...
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
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