December 31, 2011, 10:14 am
Any editor will tell you that the actual act of editing is a solitary experience. You get in to your suite, lock the door, black out any windows and don't come out until your masterpiece is complete. The problem is reaching the endgame with a sense of objectivity. By being so secluded and glued to [...]
January 24, 2012, 3:56 pm
When you cover a sport like hockey, basketball or football, there is a clear, defined direction of play, that being east-west, or for the viewer, left-right. However, what happens in a sport when there is no clearly-defined direction of play? With MMA becoming more and more mainstream everyday, and more events being televised, I felt...
January 12, 2012, 8:14 am
Over the course of an edit session, you may spend hours or longer fretting over a number of edit choices. Tempo, music, colour tinting, which take to use…the list goes on and on. Let me throw in another decision that, whether you realize it or not, can have a huge impact on your project...
December 28, 2011, 6:11 pm
When I first started editing, you had a lot of gear in a small room, and you took a lot on faith that you were getting a good audio mixes. The reason…the best speakers in the place were in the control room, as that's where the meat of audio production took place. You were usually...
November 25, 2011, 10:12 am
What if we all spoke the same language? It's an intriguing question when you look at it in a global context. Gone would be the inability to communicate with people in different countries. No longer would someone fear that a weaker grasp of a foreign language has the ability to hold them back...
November 22, 2011, 3:26 pm
In my life, I try to juggle a number of things. There's the needs of managing a department, my work on shows that has me out-of-town at times, prepping class lessons…all the while making sure to have quality at-home time with my family. It's a very rewarding life I lead, but does require some time...
November 22, 2011, 11:29 am
This blog is for video editors, new and old. On these pages, I’ll discuss editing concepts and topics covering a wide variety of areas of post production. Everything from industry news to the basic fundamentals, we’ll discuss it all here. Please feel free to send questions, comments and feedback. Otherwise, it’s not a community.
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