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March 6, 2011, 9:46 am
Live demonstration at the UK Final Cut User Group, February 24, 2011. Featuring: using Mask shapes to selectively colourise parts of an image; how to set Scratch Discs (correctly); the importance of keeping all media and project of a single drive; understanding Image and Wireframe and the different modes.
July 1, 2010, 9:39 pm
Today I have the great pleasure of posting Part I of a conversation I had with an amazing, not to mention amazingly accomplished person, Bill Warner. A graduate of MIT, Bill founded Avid Technology in 1987. With a small team of hardware and software engineers Mr. Warner created the tool that radically altered the way films, television and all dynamic media are created, the Avid Media Composer...
July 1, 2010, 9:38 pm
Anyone who has ever read the seven articles I’ve published so far about critical video evaluation —be it with the HP DreamColor monitor, or any other brand and model— knows why this process has traditionally required a professional interface to do this properly. Even Apple has warned about this, both verbally at NAB 2005 when announcing the Digital Cinema Desktop, as well as in writing, in Apple’s support article TA27705.
July 1, 2010, 2:09 pm
Avid is on a roll in 2010, highlighted by the purchase of Euphonix and the release of Media Composer version 5, its signature creative editing application. The company has been on an accelerated development pace for the Media Composer/NewsCutter/Symphony editing family, with recent releases adding such innovative features as AMA (Avid Media Access), Stereo 3D editing...
July 1, 2010, 8:09 am
These days most everyone in post production knows about Automatic Duck. The Auto Duck tools have been translating editing timelines from application to application (among other things) for many years now. One of their most famous (and oldest) products is Pro Import AE. From the Automatic Duck website:
July 1, 2010, 8:07 am
A buddy of mine, Bryce Randle of Post Fifth Pictures, popped in on iChat to ask me the question: "Do you remember how to change the size of frames in the bin?" Boy do I. That was one of the day to day tasks I did as an assistant editor on EVEN STEVENS. One editor liked to have all of the shots laid out by camera angle and take.
July 1, 2010, 8:06 am
In the midst of my daily afternoon brain fart, I could not remember how to change the size of a frame in my bin. I shot a quick iChat IM over to Shane Ross at LFHD.net to get an answer. So he quickly through a small tip of a post together. Thanks Shane!
June 30, 2010, 9:59 am
A few days ago Post-Production blogger Philip Hodgetts caused soemthing of a stir among the editors of twitter by suggesting that Apple should do away with support for tape capture in the next version of Final Cut Pro. Other’s have weighed in, so I thought I might as well add my voice...
June 29, 2010, 6:03 pm
I run into a lot of situations where I put music under an edit and I have vo on top. This combination ends up failing on almost every piece of music that has vocals because it sounds like a trainwreck. Often I will have creatives ask me if I can "turn down the vocals" as if I somehow can pull the multitrack mix out of the low bitrate mp3 that they just emailed me.
June 29, 2010, 11:24 am
This week Gordon interviews Michael R. Miller, editor of Swing Kids, Raising Arizona, Stigmata and Ghost World as well as many other great films. They discuss his work on cult classics like Farce of the Penguins and Strangers with Candy.
Gordon sits down with Marcus Schioler, Antoine Rotondo, & Marc-André Ferguson to discuss the big announcement at A ...
Gordon sits down with Joe Walker to discuss Steve McQueen's new film Widows.
Gordon sits down with Barry Brown to discuss his work on editing BLACKkKLANSMAN, Spike Lee's latest film.
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