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    The Talented Mr. Murch

    October 9, 2008, 5:55 pm
    The best editing does not call attention to itself and neither does Walter Murch. Soft-spoken and deeply philosophical, the renowned sound and picture editor could shamelessly flout credits that include "American Graffiti" and "The Godfather," for which he edited sound, "Apocalypse Now" and "The Conversation," for which he edited both picture and sound, and "The English Patient," for which he earned Oscars for sound and picture work. Instead, Murch keeps a low profile, operating from the...

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      EDITING

      ACE Unveils 2020 Online Editfest

      August 13, 2020, 3:14 pm
      Hollywood, CA – American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the dates and lineup for this year’s version of the popular EditFest, a two-day virtual event taking place online on the 29th and 30th of August 2020, under the banner of EditFest Global. The event will feature live and prerecorded conversations with an array of the world’s most talented editors while offering live interaction with ACE editors, industry experts and other attendees in virtual breakout rooms.

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      If you're squeamish, maybe don't watch this 'Old G

      August 12, 2020, 12:26 pm
      But it does show the fantastic VFX work by Image Engine.

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      Why Tenet Might Be the Hardest Film To Edit

      August 11, 2020, 6:17 pm
      A Christopher Nolan movie is always highly anticipated, but the new film Tenet is that much more in demand right now because it keeps getting pushed back. The trailers have done their job of getting people excited about the movie.

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      THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY - Season 2: Everett Burrell

      August 11, 2020, 6:17 pm
      In 2019, Everett Burrell had explained to us his work on the 1st season of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. He is back today to tell us about the new season of this particular family.

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      EDITING

      Tenet: How Editing the Film Was Slightly "Intimida

      August 11, 2020, 6:17 pm
      Editing any big-budget movie is a challenge, but Tenet’s editor faced two major hurdles. Not only was her background in indie dramas, not blockbusters, but director Christopher Nolan was calling it “the hardest movie any editor has ever had to cut.” Jennifer Lame is sharing how she got over the hump and found the story inside the chase scenes.

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      Foundry unveils Katana 4.0

      August 10, 2020, 1:15 pm
      Foundry has unveiled Katana 4.0, a major update to its lighting and look development toolset.

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      Behind Prop Store's Nostromo model restoration

      August 10, 2020, 1:15 pm
      A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across Prop Store’s catalog for their Live Auction of Hollywood memorabilia happening on August 26th and 27th. In it was featured a ton of models, miniatures and VFX props that will go up for auction. And I tweeted out a whole bunch of amazing inclusions.

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      SOUND

      How the Netflix sound was born it almost had a goa

      August 7, 2020, 1:10 pm
      This is terrific. Dallas Taylor, the host of the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, learns the origin story of Netflix's "ta-dum" sound (aka "sonic logo") from its creators.

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      Christopher Nolan: Tenet Has Under 300 VFX Shots

      August 7, 2020, 1:10 pm
      Just how committed is Christopher Nolan to using practical effects? Fans already know the director purchased a real Boeing 747 airplane so that he could blow it up on camera in “Tenet,” but it appears Nolan’s commitment to practical effects hits a new high in his upcoming tentpole. Speaking to ICG Magazine this month, “Tenet” editor Jennifer Lame estimated the final cut of “Tenet” has under 300 visual effects shots. Nolan told ICG, “The visual side of the film is huge in scale, but our VFX shot count is probably lower than most romantic comedies."

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      Avid Announces Q2 2020 Results - 68% Year-Over-Yea

      August 6, 2020, 1:08 pm
      Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, has announced Q2 2020 results, which show some impressive numbers. If nothing else it shows just how valuable the software subscription model is for them, the company reported record subscription revenue of $16.4 million, up 68% year-over-year, a net increase of 24,000 Subscriptions in the Quarter. However total revenue was $79.3 million, down 19.7% year-over-year.

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