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May 15, 2009, 1:31 pm
Crazy Heart, a recently completed low-budget indie feature, marks the feature film directing debut of actor and writer Scott Cooper. It also features a rarely tried, cost-efficient post-production workflow that provided some challenges for editor John Axelrad and first assistant editor Tom Cross. Shot in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico, Crazy Heart stars Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhall, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall. The Tender Mercies-like plot (enhanced by the presence of that 1981...
December 4, 2009, 5:07 am
Film editor and sound designer Walter Murch won an Academy Award for sound design for Apocalypse Now. Some of the films he's edited and/or mixed are The Conversation, American Graffiti, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather II, and III and Crumb. He wrote a book about his work, In the Blink of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing. (Rebroadcast from 1996.)
December 3, 2009, 5:05 am
In this episode, we’ll create a high-contrast, colorized look to an image — simply because it looks cool. It’s a great way to introduce somebody with a bang. Seriously, I have no idea why I call this the Kill Bill Effect, but I still like it, and maybe so will you!
December 3, 2009, 5:05 am
My wife will tell you that I am a creature of habit. That definitely can be said about the breakfast cereal that I eat, and the type of video games I like to play, but it is also true of computer hardware as well. To be perfectly honest, I was an Avid purist for many years, until I had a very strict budget to work with, and I decided to purchase a Final Cut System.
December 3, 2009, 5:03 am
Once the craze of Production is over and a temporary period of relative relaxation (known as the Director’s Cut) begins, it becomes time to clean up any messes leftover from Production and truly get the department in order. I’ve decided to use the cleanup period I’m currently in to test drive an organizational web app called Backpack. Made by 37Signals, Backpack is like a ready-made intranet for your office. All you need to do is get people to remember to use it.
December 3, 2009, 5:02 am
Starting today, new rules are in effect for those of us in "new media" (blogs, twitter, etc.). Those "who write online reviews or endorse products using new media must disclose it when they receive free merchandise or payment for writing about an item."
December 1, 2009, 12:45 pm
Here's the first part to my interview with Mark Livolsi. Mark has cut for such directors as Cameron Crowe and worked on such films as Wedding Crashers and The Devil Wears Prada. The interview took place in August during Edit Fest 2009.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Joe Letteri to discuss his Oscar-nominated work on War for the Planet of the Apes.
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 ...
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