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March 23, 2009, 12:34 pm
In late February, an overflow crowd made up largely of picture editors and assistant editors attended a presentation at the Editors Guild’s West Coast headquarters by London-based FilmLight Ltd., makers of the Baselight real-time color grading system. The purpose of the evening, which was presented by FilmLight’s US product manager Peter Postma, was to provide an overview of the Digital Intermediate (DI) and color science processes, the active role that editors can play in that process...
March 23, 2009, 12:33 pm
The popular mp3 format was co-developed by Thomson and the Fraunhofer Institute IIS. The new mp3HD format includes additional side information, which, together with the mp3 portion of the file, can be decoded by an mp3HD-capable decoder. Standard mp3 players can simply play the mp3 portion of the file.
March 20, 2009, 12:32 pm
Apple will be hosting a lecture on post production on Wed. March 25th, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. The co-editors of Bruce McDonald's "The Tracey Fragments", Matt Hannam and Gareth C. Scales will discuss their work on the film as well as their current work.
March 20, 2009, 12:31 pm
Frank Capria has been at the forefront of digital content creation technologies since its earliest beginnings. New England based Capria was one of the first adopters of digital editing on the Avid Media Composer upon the systems release in 1989. His credits include work on landmark PBS series including, Eyes on the Prize, Frontline, Nova and American Experience. In 2001 Frank went on to found Kingpin Interactive, a New Media services company, which created award winning programming, websites...
March 19, 2009, 12:30 pm
When Editor William Hoy, ACE, re-teamed with Director Zack Snyder for Watchmen, the two knew they were embarking on a project with challenges tougher even than those they faced on their previous outing, the epic 300. While that graphic-novel-based feature melded CGI, post-heavy speed changes and virtual camera moves, Watchmen would also have its share of digital set extensions, postproduction "camera effects" and CGI work. And it would have a very bizarre group of superheroes whose behavior...
March 16, 2009, 12:27 pm
The Editors Lounge and Alpha Dogs will be putting on a special event. The panel with cover editing Film and Reality TV as well as Online Editing. To take part in the event which will occur on March 27th at 6:30PM at Alpha Dogs in LA.
March 13, 2009, 12:26 pm
A couple of great suggestions for creating flawless H.264 Quicktime—and Flash!—movies popped up in the comments section of my last article. They deserve their own article. Reader Brandon Cory suggests that exporting a Quicktime reference movie from Final Cut Pro in the Animation codec and then running that through Compressor’s H.264 encoder should retain the proper gamma settings.
March 13, 2009, 12:25 pm
There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and realizing that your chief marketing tool is probably driving away more clients than it’s attracting. I both love, and hate, Quicktime. Flash is the universally accepted method of viewing video on the web but it doesn’t seem to be an easy or cost-effective tool for those of us who want to manage our own showreel web sites.
March 12, 2009, 12:23 pm
With the release March 2 of software versions of Media Composer 3.5 and Symphony 3.5, Avid Technology, Inc. has announced an all-new open architecture that will ultimately facilitate a host of new workflows for file-based cameras, in addition to new Stereoscopic 3-D capabilities, better integration with ProTools and the long-awaited "death of the dongle key." The company has also taken the opportunity provided by this new release to add another group of new features and performance...
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
Tom Cross and Gordon Burkell sit down to discuss the editing of Hostiles and how to work with footage to affect the pacing an ...
Gordon Burkell interviews Paul Machliss about timing and editing Baby Driver.
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