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August 4, 2011, 4:06 am
These are thanks to an anonymous editor who watched all the 197 episodes Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), a comedy series from Minnesota's twin cities that ran from 1988-1999 mostly on Comedy Central and is now available on DVD. The editor's comments are on the first line in purple as he (I'm assuming) watches the...
July 21, 2011, 8:58 am
Following up on the last post on constructing reality, here's a terrific piece from the UK. Journalist and comedy writer Charlie Brooker hosts "Screenswipe" a weekly broadcast where he looks at TV subjects from an incisively knowing and humorous perch. In the video on editing reality TV below, toward the end he also unwittingly provides...
July 16, 2011, 4:28 pm
I grazed this subject when I wrote up my interview of reality editor Adam Coleite last August. Today I'll sink my teeth into the controversy around Frankenbite a.k.a. Frankenbyte editing that's providing another reason to snap at reality shows. What's in a Frankenbite? I would define it as two or more dialogue lines or parts...
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...
July 12, 2011, 3:36 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
July 5, 2011, 9:47 am
I thought this was a fitting Fourth of July blog. What could be more American than a large Midwestern town executing an upbeat music video to an iconic pop tune with the help of a few corporations? The amazing feat of this boisterously camouflaged ad is the fact that it's shot single camera in one...
July 1, 2011, 10:03 am
Sound editors routinely punch up frightening screams in movies by placing animal growls on tracks underneath and tweaking them. This video demonstrates how you can manipulate natural sounds to produce something entirely different, in this case, ethereal music. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBTOPhGLMo This video demonstrates how you can manipulate natural sounds to produce something entirely different, in this [...]
June 25, 2011, 12:26 pm
The editing world took a giant leap forward this week, according to Apple and many FCP gurus, with the launch of FCP X. There are many great places to learn about this new software: Larry Jordan's site where you can read about it and download a tutorial, Phil Hodgett's site where you can take in
June 20, 2011, 7:13 pm
I needed a break from prepping the second edition of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video for delivery next month, hadn't seen a Woody Allen movie in a couple of years, and am a fan of the "eternal city" (guess I'll have to like it on FB) so hit the local multi-plex and [...]
Gordon sits down with the Sound Design team (Just nominated for an Oscar) for A Quiet Place. Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadah ...
Gordon sits down with Wyatt Smith to discuss the editing of Mary Poppins Returns and the challenges the film presented him in ...
Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
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