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October 18, 2009, 8:10 pm
People like competition for its own sake, so the NLE argument – just like other platform wars – never dies. In the past year, Apple and Avid have broken new ground with very solid updates to their flagship editor applications. Apple with its introduction of the "new" Final Cut Studio, featuring Final Cut Pro 7 – and Avid, first with Media Composer 3.5 and now 4.0.
October 17, 2009, 8:09 pm
On September 29, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented "Editing for Animation," the second installment of its "Perspectives in Editing" series at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood. A panel of five of today’s leading animation editors—John Carnochan, A.C.E. (Beauty and the Beast, Ice Age, The Simpsons Movie): Kevin Nolting (Up); Nancy Frazen (An Extremely Goofy Movie, Space Jam); Kent Beyda, A.C.E. (Scooby-Doo); and Lois Freeman-Fox (Fantasia/2000, Osmosis Jones)—were...
October 16, 2009, 8:08 pm
Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend an editing workshop with double Emmy award winning editor Kris Trexler where we looked at how he cuts the genre he’s most known for namely television comedy. Suffice to say I got a great deal from the two days he spent with us some of which I want to share with you today. But beyond that it got me to thinking...
October 16, 2009, 8:07 pm
I am writing a syllabus for a course on editing theory, practice, and history to accompany my new book, Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know. I will post it on my website under "Free" as soon as I’m done.
October 15, 2009, 8:06 pm
I just left an event in Burbank hosted by Key Code Media and Avid where they showcased the new Avid Media Composer 4.0 software. It's amazing! With a ton of new features but for now, here's my list: TOP TEN REASONS AVID BEATS FINAL CUT PRO...
October 14, 2009, 8:04 pm
Back in 2003 when I converted my basement to full blown edit suite (a year long process), it was both a blessing and curse all at once. Gone was the commute and fighting with Chicagoland traffic. I could sleep in later and "get home" from work earlier. Sounds great!
Gordon sits down with Wyatt Smith to discuss the editing of Mary Poppins Returns and the challenges the film presented him in ...
Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
Bill Curso is a makeup artist with thirty plus years under his belt, he’s got three Oscar nominations with one win, fiv ...
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