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January 28, 2012, 2:51 pm
Need to decide what film job best suits you? Here's a wry career guide to deciphering your true calling. Tired of explaining what a best boy does and other film jobs to friends, family, and strangers? This chart also deciphers the myriad of job titles that show up in the credits. Except best boy...
November 18, 2014, 10:20 pm
My new book, Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Exploring the Historic City by the Bay is out! With 28 chapters centered on SF’s movers & shakers, it personifies history and helps you discover SF on your own with 8 walking tours aligned to Google maps. View the trailer I created with Jay Scherberth, my partner [...]
August 27, 2014, 4:14 pm
Come one, come all! I’ll be teaching Film Editing: Making an Invisible Art Visible a four-evening course at the Center for Media in downtown San Rafael, CA. I’m excited to show scenes and discuss the current state of editing and some of my favorite subjects: What does an editor contribute? Why does an editor make [...]
June 30, 2014, 4:25 pm
Anything you can embed sound in you can scratch, crease, crumple, bend, break, tear, warp, or melt. Alec Wilkinson, “A Voice from the Past” New Yorker May 19, 2014 What do Mickey Hart (drummer for the Grateful Dead), a physicist name Carl Haber, and antiquated recordings of sound have in common? On March 24, 2012 [...]
May 4, 2014, 5:41 am
What does an editor bring to the party besides a digital editing machine?” That’s the question I will attempt to answer when I speak at the Marin County Media Center’s May Mixer this Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Mmmmm. The Media Center is a non-profit located in San Rafael, CA that teaches young and [...]
January 31, 2014, 6:17 pm
Just in time for Chinese New Year is the Chinese translation of my book, Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, Second Edition. Click here to buy it. Page for page it appears to be the same as the English version and my Chinese speaking friends have not complained about the translation yet – [...]
January 19, 2013, 7:41 pm
n. hai'eitas (Greek) An unexpected gap. Encarta dictionary All good TV shows - well, those that come back for a second season or more – go on hiatus, having delivered the required number of episodes to the network. The time gives everyone a break from the 12+ hour days and 5-7 day weeks. I began [...]
December 29, 2012, 4:42 pm
In 1985 I walked into waiting room - a wide space with chairs in the hallway - of the head of post production's office at Universal Studios. A dapper 60-something man in a cardigan sat in a chair, patiently waiting for me. He was editor Dann Cahn, my new boss. Thus we began a season...
December 20, 2012, 8:16 am
The subject of The Sessions - a paralyzed poet hiring a sex surrogate to lose his virginity - may make you writhe at the thought of a touchy-feely film. Go anyway. While the movie doesn't have the laughs that Steve Carrell and Katherine Keener served up in The Forty Year Old Virgin, it does deliver...
December 12, 2012, 10:47 pm
At last, a diligent soul, one John Buck, has had the passion and taken the time to trace the track of editing from its manual scissors and glue past to its electronic mouse and keyboard present. An Australian editor, Buck writes up the recent fast track decades of technological advances as well as the build-up [...]
December 4, 2012, 3:02 pm
I received this article from a NY Film Academy teacher. It's laudable because it explains to eager shooters the importance of editing and why it should be considered from the get go. Thank you John and Anjum Bhardwaj who emailed me the request and article! When the Cinematographer Thinks Like an Editor by John Loughlin...
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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