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  • App(ly) yourself to the Holidays

    App(ly) yourself to the Holidays

    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 [...]

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    • Turkish Delight - A Cliche I know, and less
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      Turkish Delight - A Cliche I know, and less

      October 3, 2011, 3:34 pm
      How you say Film Editing 101: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know in Turkish? We'll all find out when the book comes out in Turkish in 2012. This is the book's fourth translation and follows Italian, Korean, and Chinese. I have to say, though I've not gotten one translated copy in my...

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    • Emmytime, 2011
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      Emmytime, 2011

      September 19, 2011, 8:05 pm
      Didn't come out the way I voted but I was happy with the winners (see below) in the editing category I voted in (Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie) - whom I scored 2 (out of five). I thought the premiere Sherlock Holmes episode, "A Study in Pink" exemplified modern editing...

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    • Ten years later
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      Ten years later

      September 11, 2011, 3:13 pm
      Susan Perla, CBS news editor, reported on her 16-hour days following the obliteration of the World Trade Center: The images that I could not air were pretty awful. I do think about some of the footage and it disturbs me. I hope that as I work with people, I can bring humanness to any aspect...

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    • Summertime and some more Riffs on Bad Editing from
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      Summertime and some more Riffs on Bad Editing from

      September 7, 2011, 3:22 pm
      Here are a few more riffs on bad editing from an anonymous editor who watched the 197 episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000), 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...

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    • Prime Cuts Annual Panel of TV editors
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      Prime Cuts Annual Panel of TV editors

      August 23, 2011, 11:11 am
      There have been a lot of worthwhile courses and seminars to announce lately. Here's another one I recommend and which I've attended a couple of times. If you want to understand what worklife is like for editors on reality and fiction TV shows and you're in the LA area, go! Details below. In previous years...

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    • MW Online Film School
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      MW Online Film School

      August 19, 2011, 3:17 pm
      My publisher, MWP (Michael Wiese Productions), is launching an online school with 12 online classes beginning September 6th. Goals of school To help people become better filmmakers. To empower storytellers and filmmakers to inspire millions and evolve a better world. Classes My fellow MWP authors and I will be teaching everything from writing to pitching...

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    • Appraising titles and credits
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      Appraising titles and credits

      August 16, 2011, 8:58 am
      I picked movies and mini-series for my judging category for the upcoming 2011 Emmy's. This is the most time-consuming category to judge since you're required to watch the entire show but I wanted to see Mildred Pierce and a few other shows that I'd missed. I'll blog about the show I chose for best editing...

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    • The Future of Story Conference in downtown LA on A
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      The Future of Story Conference in downtown LA on A

      August 10, 2011, 1:12 am
      Passing this on to any of you who would like to tell your own stories, instead of/in addition to editing others' stories. This conference - cheap at USD65 - is being put on by my publisher, Michael Wiese Productions (MWP), and features its authors and their books. One thing I can tell you is that...

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    • Summertime and time for some levity about bad edit
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      Summertime and time for some levity about bad edit

      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...

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    • FCP X Update
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      FCP X Update

      July 25, 2011, 10:40 am
      Just as I was finishing up the second edition of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video to send off to my publisher, the long heralded FCP X hit the streets. Then took its almighty fall. I quickly updated several chapters in the book. Now, as the controversy around the release of FCP X...

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