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November 9, 2009, 3:49 am
In the 1970's video editing was primitive and film production ruled the scene. Several film editing manufacturers produced editing tables. In Europe, king of the roost was Steenbeck. The company offered a flatbed editing table with excellent image display, and various models with up to 6 or 8 plates available, so that one could load up separate film reels and separate sprocketed mag striped tape to quickly access content and build a production.
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).
October 23, 2008, 6:25 pm
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has announced the winners in the Gemini Industry awards for drama, variety and comedy were announced yesterday. Congratulations to the editors who won in their categories.
October 22, 2008, 6:22 pm
Back in August, the American Cinema Editors staged the first EditFest at Universal Studios. In this comprehensive event (co-sponsored by the Editors Guild and Avid), more than two dozen of the profession’s current and rising stars fanned out over four separate panels to show clips, share reminiscences, discuss the creative impact and business of editing, and offer career advice to a combined and eager audience of students and working pros. Following are some of the highlights of those panels.
Lawrence Jordan joins Gordon to discuss editing, 2-pop, and his new venture Master the workflow.
Tom Ohanian is legendary; he helped create Avid and make it the industry standard in post-production and now, he has released ...
Gordon sits down with Michelle Miller to discuss the makeup of PEN15
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