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  • Getting work:  Job tips from editors and others

    Getting work: Job tips from editors and others

    July 14, 2011, 3:14 pm
    The last post in this series talks about getting that first job and all that follow. It again intersperses tips and advice from editors that I interviewed. First job Don't give up. Be open minded. Realize that it's harder to find work than to do the work. Barry Cohen, online editor You’re afraid you'll never...

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    • Yes we Canne(s)
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      Yes we Canne(s)

      July 7, 2012, 4:17 pm
      In "The 'Invisible Art': A Woman's Touch Behind the Scenes," a May 25, 2012 NY Times article, John Anderson writes about the deficit of women DPs (2) and directors (0) in this year's 22 nominated features for the penultimate of film festivals – Cannes. This lack reflects the still abysmal statistics for ASC (American Society...

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    • Move over Muybridge: Stone Age Stop motion
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      Move over Muybridge: Stone Age Stop motion

      July 1, 2012, 10:45 am
      Chauvet cave paintings of lions. Photo by HTO/Wikimedia Commons Muybridge...Disney...Pixar...may not have been the animation mavericks many believe them to be. There's strong speculation that cave people were the first to create animation, according to an article in this month's issue of Antiquity magazine written by two French men: artist Florent Rivere and Marc...

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    • Honoring Bond and Binder
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      Honoring Bond and Binder

      June 25, 2012, 9:22 am
      A main title in its best form is like a prologue to a movie. Ideally, it sets you up for the emotional content of the film and gets you excited about it. Kyle Cooper, title designer, Rango, Tron: Legacy, Ironman, and Spider-Man 2. How did we get from here...

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    • Editing in Japan and other parts of Asia
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      Editing in Japan and other parts of Asia

      June 18, 2012, 3:05 pm
      Ryota Nakanishi in Hollywood, 2011 where he attended EditFest at Universal Studios Photo courtesy of Ryota Nakanishi I am delighted to share what Ryota Nakanishi, an enthusiastic reader of my books and this blog wrote me. He attends graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts is editing Rakugoeiga, a theatrical feature shot in Japan...

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    • Is 35mm dead? Projecting the future
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      Is 35mm dead? Projecting the future

      June 1, 2012, 12:11 pm
      Increasingly, studios are securing film prints in vaults and only sending DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages – hard drives with files of the movie) to exhibitors. In an April 12 article in LA Weekly, "Movie Studios Are Forcing Hollywood to Abandon 35mm Film. But the Consequences of Going Digital Are Vast, and Troubling," reporter Gendy Alimurung...

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    • Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, 2nd Ed.
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      Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, 2nd Ed.

      May 27, 2012, 7:12 am
      There's nothing like the smell (and look and feel) of a new book in the morning (to steal from that famous phrase in Apocalypse Now). For over a year now, I've been mentioning why I felt it important and necessary to re-write my first book, Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video and excerpting...

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    • Joyoffilmediting Website Update
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      Joyoffilmediting Website Update

      May 25, 2012, 7:26 pm
      My webmeister Sherry Green and I are pleased to announce the upgrading of this website starting today. Reason for revamp: In anticipation of the launch of my new book: Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, 2nd Edition. What's you'll discover and where: Books section on Welcome Page Learn all about Cut...

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    • Is 35mm dead? Projecting the future
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      Is 35mm dead? Projecting the future

      May 19, 2012, 10:27 pm
      Following on my March two-part series "Digitally yours forever: Where and how is preservation going?" here's a view into print vs. digital projection. Smaller, positive carbon rod (left) sparks larger negative carbon rod (right) to create burning arc of flame that light up film frames on reel. Historically, of course, movie theatres have projected film...

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    • Mash-up Trailers
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      Mash-up Trailers

      May 14, 2012, 8:22 am
      Editors and other filmmakers are taking old and new movie previews, a.k.a. trailers and turning them every which way in their digital systems to create entirely new promos and mini-features and send them off to the Internet. You can take images from other films, add new graphics, VO, music, VFX, SFX - your imagination and [...]

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    • Guest blog from Grovo
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      Guest blog from Grovo

      April 30, 2012, 10:27 pm
      Time for a change of voice! This is my first guest blog. Please welcome PJ Bruno, a producer at Grovo Learning Inc. It's an internet company which provides a field guide in the form of two-minute videos for learning everything from how to use Twitter to netiquette training. A Passion for Video by PJ Bruno...

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