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March 23, 2011, 6:05 pm
Some of you may be wondering whether I’m planning an update to "Avid Agility" for Media Composer 5.5. The answer is yes. It’ll be a relatively minor update, with changes confined to the new features (mainly Find, PhraseFind, the Transition Tool and Legacy/Classic Trim Mode).
January 20, 2009, 6:59 am
For The Greatest, the new Pierce Brosnan/Susan Sarandon drama in competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, editor Cara Silverman found a new way of working — based in Los Angeles while the production shot in New York, Silverman let her assistant run the Avid Adrenaline while she cut footage on a laptop loaded with the software version of Avid Media Composer. Being untethered to a heavy desktop system has a freeing effect on creativity, too (especially on low-budget films, which...
January 19, 2009, 6:58 am
Fifty-seven years after landing on Earth, in an ill-fated mission of peace, the alien Klaatu and his super-robot companion Gort have just made a return visit, touching down upon our planet again on December 12––when the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still was released worldwide by 20th Century Fox.
January 19, 2009, 6:57 am
Clint Eastwood has a fondness for editing––and editors. According to the filmmaker, he has worked with only a half-dozen editors in the 38 years he’s been directing motion pictures, starting with Carl Pingitore, who passed away in January 2008. The two met on Don Siegel’s 1971 film The Beguiled, and Pingitore edited Play Misty for Me, Eastwood’s feature directorial debut, that same year. It was the only film they did together.
January 19, 2009, 6:56 am
French composer Maurice Ravel said, "We should always remember that sensitiveness and emotion constitute the real content of a work of art." Few words better express the filmmaking vision of iconic actor, director, producer and composer Clint Eastwood, a vision that is realized in no small part by Eastwood’s picture editors––Oscar winner Joel Cox, A.C.E., and Gary Roach. In 2008, the three partnered on a pair of deeply affecting emotional dramas––Universal’s recent Changeling, the true...
January 19, 2009, 6:55 am
There’s an old adage in show business that if you want to ensure success, avoid working with kids and animals. Don’t tell that to picture editor Craig Cobb and supervising sound editor Louis Bertini, MPSE, who help post one of Nickelodeon’s hit shows, The Naked Brothers Band.
January 16, 2009, 6:40 am
To coincide with our Ken Dancyger interview Focal Press has given us two chapters from his book The Technique of Film and Video Editing. The first is an examination of dialogue scenes, the second on cutting action sequences. Download the action .pdf below.
January 16, 2009, 6:38 am
To coincide with our Ken Dancyger interview Focal Press has given us two chapters from his book The Technique of Film and Video Editing. The first is an examination of dialogue scenes, the second on cutting action sequences. Click below for the dialogue .pdf
Gordon sits down with the Sound Design team (Just nominated for an Oscar) for A Quiet Place. Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadah ...
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.
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