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  • What can we take away from the TV Panel

    What can we take away from the TV Panel

    August 8, 2009, 5:13 pm
    Before we start, I've been trying to update my Twitter feed and it doesn't seem to be taking it. I know there was a Dos attack on them earlier in the week but hopfully I can get some stuff up for everyone.

    Before we start, I've been trying to update my Twitter feed and it doesn't seem to be taking it. I know there was a Dos attack on them earlier in the week but hopfully I can get some stuff up for everyone.

    Onto what we can take away from the TV Panel that took place yesterday. Malcolm Jamieson came from an artistic background where he would do what is called time based art pieces and this informed his editing because he has to think of a scenes surroundings and a scene and how that affects a moment. He suggest, think about what's occuring in the scene and how that can affect the characters and the motivation for cuts. Malcolm said to also look for what moves you when watching the rushes because there's something in there that can affect the audience.

    Karen Stern encouraged everyone to cut whatever you can get your hands on. If your trying to simply cut for features you might miss opportunities. No one knows who the next Lucas or Spielberg is and if you don't cut their short then you won't cut their feature.

    Lynne Willingham mentioned the need to be diplomatic in your relationships with the producer and the director. Remember it's an art piece.

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    • Here we go!
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      Here we go!

      August 7, 2009, 5:11 pm
      Woke up and my producer came out wearing a shirt that read: "But what I really want to do is direct", couldn't help but laugh out loud.

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    • We've Finally Made it!
      EDITING

      We've Finally Made it!

      August 7, 2009, 5:10 pm
      Lauren Woodcock (Cutting Room Producer) and I (Gordon Burkell) have landed and we're now trying to find food. The trip was much shorter than the six hours we were told. Mark Livolsi might not be able to be interviewed tomorrow due to a screening. Here's hoping his screening goes well. It's 3:37AM in Toronto and 12:37AM here in LA. Time to find some food and get ready for tomorrow.

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    • Follow us to Edit Fest LA
      EDITING

      Follow us to Edit Fest LA

      August 6, 2009, 5:09 pm
      This will be our location for up to the minute news about the LA Edit Fest. In the coming days we'll be documenting the event as well as interviewing editors for the site. The interviews will include: Steven Rosenblum, Malcolm Jamieson, Mark Livolsi, Michael Miller and many more. If you have questions you think should be asked to these editors let us know on Twitter You can also follow the event on twitter through us. As usual you can also leave comments.

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    • Final Day at Edit Fest
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      Final Day at Edit Fest

      June 15, 2009, 2:03 pm
      So here I am on the bus heading back to Toronto and I have twelve hours to spare so I should recap what happened on Saturday. Unfortunately, Thelma Schoonmaker didn’t make it to the panel, which upset a lot of people. However, the ACE handled this well, they had everyone stay at the end of the day for Pizza and Beer. This gave the students and assistants there a chance to mingle and get their name out.

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    • M. Berenbaum and the First Talk
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      M. Berenbaum and the First Talk

      June 12, 2009, 1:59 pm
      I met with Michael Berenbaum today at 3PM. The talk went great! He's very engaging and open! I met him at 3PM and then found that the DGA didn't have WIFI. So, I went looking for a Starbucks (for WIFI). The one time... The one time I need a Starbucks I can't find one. When I do find one, they have a very different approach to allowing their US customers use the WIFI. I would have to pre-sign up online????? Anyways, you'll hear the interview soon.

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    • We've Arrived!
      EDITING

      We've Arrived!

      June 11, 2009, 1:58 pm
      After twelve hours on a bus we've arrived in New York for Edit Fest. It was quite the ride, it all started when we got into Buffalo and I was pulled off the bus! They accused me of not having a ticket. The problem stemmed from the fact that Canada and the US weren't discussing the new ticket structure Greyhound Canada has implemented. After that every stop we made someone would come on board and talk to me about this ticket. No one, I repeat, no one, not even the other passengers had this ticket! Calls were made, tickets negotiated etc.

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