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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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    • Oscar Blog: Animated Shorts
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      Oscar Blog: Animated Shorts

      February 22, 2012, 6:08 pm
      I guess I should be talking about the editor noms for next Sunday's, (Feb 26), Academy award ceremony, but, as usual, all nominated editors deserve the award, and, as I stated previously, I hope Thelma Schoonmaker gets it for Hugo just because she's will break a three way tie with three male editors and be...

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    • What do editors do?
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      What do editors do?

      February 15, 2012, 11:50 pm
      by Guillaume Choquette It's all about perception, at least according to this rendition. And speaking of renditions, the last image is of a visual effect being rendered, translating to "Editors actually sit and wait too often for the machine to complete the edit." True. There are other of these cartoons floating around - on producers...

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    • Indexing and Editing
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      Indexing and Editing

      February 8, 2012, 3:53 pm
      Good news! My new book, Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, Second Edition, comes out June 1. You can already pre-order it at Amazon. Less great news: For the past three weeks I've been writing the index - a tedious task that has meant that blogs (and other things in my life) have...

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    • What film job do you qualify for?
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      What film job do you qualify for?

      January 28, 2012, 2:51 pm
      Need to decide what film job best suits you? Here's a wry career guide to deciphering your true calling. Tired of explaining what a best boy does and other film jobs to friends, family, and strangers? This chart also deciphers the myriad of job titles that show up in the credits. Except best boy...

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    • New website by and for professionals
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      New website by and for professionals

      January 26, 2012, 8:29 am
      Herb Dow and post associates of his have launched a new site: Pot Production Pro, er, don't leave out the 's' as I almost did. That's Post Production Pro. In its infancy, the site aims at creating community among editors by allowing you to set up your own page, look for jobs, and post positions...

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    • Deconstructing a Dragon, Edit by Edit
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      Deconstructing a Dragon, Edit by Edit

      January 13, 2012, 8:44 am
      The December 18, 2011 edition of The New York Times Magazine focused on the thought process of the editing duo Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo along with that of the film's director, David Fincher. The article focused on a scene which you can see as a slide show...

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    • Ease the Software Blues
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      Ease the Software Blues

      January 8, 2012, 10:14 am
      Need to select the right editing software for your project and not sure what fits the bill and how much you need to spend? Find the Best, has a free, online comparison tool for you. Find the Best Editing System objectively compares no cost systems (Blender, Lightworks) to low cost systems (FORScene, FCP X) to...

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    • Facing the Footage and the New Year
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      Facing the Footage and the New Year

      January 3, 2012, 8:41 am
      A substantial article I wrote on how not be daunted by dailies is running in the current issue of MovieMaker magazine. Since it sheds light on how to face the material you're given to edit, I thought it would be a good way to face the new year. So here's the first part of the...

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    • New Year's Exhortation
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      New Year's Exhortation

      December 28, 2011, 6:11 pm
      Last month I wrote about how Michael Wiese Productions, my publisher was assembling a compendium of over 50 of its authors Top Ten Reasons Why it's a Great Time to Be a Filmmaker. It's free and available for downloading and sampling now at MWP site. I've already included my contribution last month but here are excerpts...

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    • Mismatches, Merrymaking, Movie Making, and a Mag
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      Mismatches, Merrymaking, Movie Making, and a Mag

      December 24, 2011, 7:32 am
      MovieMaker mag's current issue, "Complete Guide to Making Movies 2012" includes a couple of articles by yours truly. So happy holidays! Here's the first part of the first article. Mismatches: Why do they happen and how to deal with them during editing How many times have you gleefully noticing a mismatch during a movie on...

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