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September 6, 2011, 11:49 am
I spent a lot of time experimenting with footage from 17 West's upcoming short film The Climb. When we shot the film, the intention was always to try different things and evolve as an editor. The majority of my editing experience lies in the fast paced world of live television. As you can imagine, there...
April 17, 2012, 11:33 am
GOOD MORNING. DEXTER MORGAN I missed the first season of Dexter. I didn't watch a single episode but slowly, everyone around me started talking about Miami Metro's loveable serial killer. A trusted friend of mine swore it was a show I had to check out. So I waited for the Season One box set.
December 23, 2011, 8:58 am
Well… 2011 was indeed an epic year for The Athletic Nerd. There are so many things that stood out in 2011 and I’ll be writing about all of them… When I get back from holidays that is! The next few weeks are packed with family, friends and some much needed time off. When the blog...
December 19, 2011, 10:03 am
AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH GORDON BURKELL FOUNDER OF ART OF THE GUILLOTINE Gordon Burkell is passionate about editing. So much so that it led to the creation of aotg.com. A website dedicated to editing techniques, theory, tutorials and more. Since I discovered Art of the Guillotine, it's been a staple in my daily surfing routine...
December 8, 2011, 11:51 am
SAYING GOODBYE TO FOOTAGE YOU LOVED I was busy putting the finishing touches on a new short film called The Climb and I realized that space was running low on my main hard drive. So I turned my attention to the original files for my last short film Playing Through. Almost 4 years ago to...
November 22, 2011, 3:26 pm
If you haven't visited The Art of the Guillotine yet click the link and bookmark the site immediately. What you'll find on AOTG is the absolute best of the web as far as editing is concerned. The site is constantly being updated with articles about software, techniques, tips, tutorials, opinions, videos and more.
October 27, 2011, 9:24 am
Every editor needs software. I started with Dazzle studio way back in the day. Today, I use a combination of Final Cut Studio at home and Quantel at work. As a beginner, it can be difficult to justify hundreds of dollars on an editing platform like Final Cut or even thousands on an Avid.
September 29, 2011, 11:17 am
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE EDITING THAT FINAL SHOT Taking a moment to watch a complete short film for the first time is such a gratifying experience. As you watch you think about all the creative choices you made and how everything came together… … And then you start catching tiny frames you can’t wait to tweak...
September 8, 2011, 3:07 pm
Earlier this week, I posted an article detailing a very long and unfortunately boring raw scene I edited and the steps I took to make it better. Long scenes that consist of 2 characters talking are extremely tricky to pull off. The challenge is finding ways to cut things out that aren't working without sacrificing...
July 14, 2011, 11:01 am
IN OR OUT? I showed some footage of my short film, The Climb to my producing partner Eric the other day. The plan was simple. I was going to show him the new sequences I just locked and then go over the entire film scene by scene. What I failed to mention to him was...
July 7, 2011, 3:42 pm
Mission Impossible 3 was by far my favorite film in the franchise. J.J Abrams blew me away. It had the best villain, the best action and the best story. It was also the first movie to really show Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt as a human being with family and love at stake.
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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