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November 1, 2008, 12:26 pm
This week I interveiw Christopher Nelson. Christopher is the editor of such TV shows as LOST, The West Wing and Six Feet Under. He was a part of the Television Editing Panel at Edit Fest during the summer and took the time to speak to The Cutting Room in Early October.
October 30, 2008, 6:36 pm
Archival footage, scenes differing in aspect ratio, a movie that tiptoes the line between documentary and fiction; for even the most established editor, these things could become a real headache in the cutting room. But for Eric Poydar, writer-director-editor of the faux-documentary Larry (the Actor), the challenge of seamlessly interweaving different forms of footage into a present day narrative about Larry (Lionel Mark Smith), an actor on the verge of giving up his livelihood, was met with...
October 28, 2008, 6:33 pm
A talented actor and an imaginative director are only part of what makes a horror movie so terrifying. Where would scary flicks be without the clever cuts and camera angles that make us jump in our seats?
October 25, 2008, 12:24 pm
This week I interveiw Dan Lebental. Dan is the editor of Iron Man, Elf, From Hell and much more! He was a part of the Effects Editing Panel at Edit Fest this summer and was recently nominated by the HPA for his work on Iron Man.
October 24, 2008, 6:29 pm
It may be hard for anyone who works professionally with video to imagine it, but time code as we know it is about to change. Recognizing that innovations in digital acquisition and post have rendered the nearly 40-year-old approach to video time code obsolete, the process for defining a 21st-century standard for time code is well underway in SMPTE. That doesn't mean it's too late to have some say in the process — but you'd better hurry. A good place to start is the upcoming SMPTE Annual...
October 23, 2008, 6:28 pm
His dilligence and creativity brought him to the next step of his career at RKO: assistant editor. Wise built on his knowledge of film employed as an assistant editor on the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie, CAREFREE (1938). Then, with William Hamilton and Henry Berman as his editing guides, Wise worked on Garson Kanin's BACHELOR MOTHER (1939;) the critically acclaimed and popular HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, (1939); and Mark Sandrich's THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE (1939).
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.
Gordon Burkell interviews Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Doyle about composing music and specifically composing the song Never F ...
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