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November 27, 2012, 8:07 am
In April 2006, I had the privilege of interviewing legendary film editor Dede Allen at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood. For some odd reason the tapes were misplaced and only resurfaced recently. In this, Part 1 of our evening with Dede Allen, we talk about her early career (15 years) as a sound editor, and her first big break as a picture editor on the film
November 26, 2012, 9:34 pm
POST Magazine's November issue hit the newsstands featuring projects from two famed Hollywood directors - Steven Spielberg and Ben Affleck. The Oscar-winning moviemakers have one thing in common and that's their use of Avid's Media Composer in cutting blockbuster films...
November 26, 2012, 3:14 pm
"When I read the screenplay, I knew this had the chance to be a special film," William Goldenberg shared about his feelings when he was approached to edit Argo, director Ben Affleck's dramatization of the secret 1980 operation to extract six fugitive diplomats from Iran during that country's Islamic revolution and embassy hostage crisis.
November 26, 2012, 8:07 am
Dann Cahn, a pioneer of the three-camera method of filming and editing TV sitcoms, has died. Cahn also was the last surviving member of the original creative team behind the landmark series I Love Lucy. He was 89 and died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in west Los Angeles. Cahn worked on Lucy's entire six-season run from 1951 to 1957. Unlike series that preceded it, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s show used three motion picture cameras instead of one. The multicamera technique allowed...
November 25, 2012, 4:36 pm
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." Lucy broke ground in television by employing three cameras instead of one for filming, a then-novel system that allowed an episode to be filmed as though it were a stage play — continuously and in sequence.
November 25, 2012, 11:33 am
This is an on-going post-production diary I'm keeping while I cut my first feature film, The Impersonators, an indie comedy. I just realized it's been two months since I last updated about The Impersonators. The reason is because there hasn't...
November 23, 2012, 3:43 pm
You've heard it plenty of times by now: cinema, as we have come to know it, is dead. In a new piece for The Atlantic, Daniel Eagan explains why old films, shot and exhibited on film, may not be getting the restorations they deserve.
November 23, 2012, 12:36 pm
To discuss the change in the work of the assistant editors by increasing the use of HD cameras, met in Berlin on 09.20.12 18 Editor / and assistants / inside. It was debated long and hot, share experiences and gather ideas on how to act and react.
November 22, 2012, 12:55 pm
Last night I worked into the wee hours with editor friend Simon Reglar, planning the post production process for 50 Kisses. Simon is an old pal who worked with me on Urban Ghost Story before pursuing a career as an editor – he is currently wrapping up on Merlin for the BBC after which he will jump ship to edit 50 Kisses. FANTASTIC!
The filmmakeru.com team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames ...
Gordon sits down with Ivan Victor to discuss his work editing 68 Whiskey.
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
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