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November 16, 2011, 1:50 pm
Is editing a growing profession? How does its economic outlook stack up against other professions? Here's what the U.S. BLS says. Job Outlook The BLS expects that the number of film editing jobs to increase by 12 percent from 2008-2018. This projected rate is slightly greater than average for all careers during this period. However, BLS...
December 19, 2011, 6:07 pm
I received an email from Gordon Burkell, mastermind of AOTG (Art of the Guillotine), a Canadian website for editors that I've posted about and recommended before. Just in time for the holidays, AOTG has brought out app aimed solely at editors. And it's free. Currently available iPad and iPhone, Burkell told me that he is [...]
December 13, 2011, 10:02 am
After a long lapse, an excuse to write about Thelma Schoonmaker – in a category of her own among living U.S. editors – due to the article about her in the latest Editor's Guild magazine. Schoonmaker began collaborating with Scorsese on Woodstock, and has received three Oscars on movies they made together...
December 8, 2011, 8:06 am
Following on my post about Hugo ending with a line lauding Scorsese's embrace of 3D, here are recent articles on the subject. Scorsese on 3D These quotes are my culls from a couple of articles - one from the Guardian and one from Deadline New York about Scorsese and his take on 3D. I've always [...]
November 30, 2011, 11:56 am
Director Martin Scorsese scores with Hugo, an engaging story and an homage to early French filmmakers George Melies (played by Sir Ben Kingsley) and the Lumiere brothers as well as Gare Montparnesse, a French railway station. Edited by the queen of editors, Thelma Schoomaker, the movie has special appeal to filmmakers, film students, and editors...
November 8, 2011, 11:43 am
Where are the jobs for film and video editors in located in the U.S.? What is the median salary? Do some areas pay higher? Curious, I looked up the latest BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) findings online. Here are the results. Editor salaries as of May 2010 Summary: Mean wage: 68,680 Dollars annually Lowest 10 Percent mean [...]
November 2, 2011, 2:39 pm
On October 27 I leave (with my trusty companion and webmeister who made almost all the arrangements), on our first trip to India. But have no worries! I've blogged ahead on some interesting subjects and have scheduled them to be posted while I’m away. As part of preparing for this three week adventure, I've been...
October 27, 2011, 9:24 am
Photo courtesy of director-editor Vickie Rose Sampson Make up your own caption. Here's a few to get you started. You know you've been dubbing too long when…. Great! Now let's try it one more time. Needs more cowbell. No, more cobwebs. He had so much potentiometer. ADR and alcohol just don't mix.
October 21, 2011, 9:55 am
My publisher, Michael Wiese Productions, launched an online film school in September. It was a deal at USD50/2.5 hour course. Due to a poor marketing partner there were insufficient sign-ups and most courses, including mine, were cancelled. I worked hard on Inglourious Editors: The State of Editors and Editing Today and was really looking forward...
October 13, 2011, 4:40 pm
To the left is a first pass at a one page, job aid on the history of editing. It comes by way of Gordon Burkell who runs the informative, solidly recommended Art of the Guillotine website. Burkell desgined this infographic as he dubs it, with Nina from Nina's EDL in Toronto, the home base of [...]
October 7, 2011, 8:53 am
Here's a wonderful seaside stop-motion video made using three smartphones to make the overhead shots. The behind-the-scenes story includes some words from the editor and illuminates the extensive pre-planning and choreographing of effort of the producers and crew who worked non-stop through the night to create this short.
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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