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The Cutting Room

The Official Podcast of Aotg.com, Hosted By Gordon Burkell

The Cutting Room is the official podcast of Aotg.com. Each week we interview post professionals about their strategy to crafting the films we love.

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Moritz on Working with Judd Apatow

March 9, 2015, 12:18 PM


This is the final instalment of our interview with David Moritz. David has worked with some amazing directors, and in this episode we talk about his work in comedy with Judd Apatow. In particular, we discuss ad-libbing and structuring a scene that isn’t scripted.

#editing#comedy#post production#david moritz#judd apatow#ad-libbing#editors retreat
David Moritz on working with Wes Anderson

March 2, 2015, 11:56 AM


Here’s part two of my interview with David Moritz, originally recorded during Editors Retreat 2015. David’s work began after he started as a music editor and transitioned to editor under the mentorship of Richard Marks. He began working with Wes Anderson when Wes directed his first feature, Bottle Rocket. Since then his career has taken off and he’s become one of the top editors and fixers in the industry.

#editing#comedy#post production#wes anderson#david moritz#ad-libbing#editors retreat
David Moritz on how he got into Film Editing

February 23, 2015, 03:46 PM


I sat down with David Moritz in Daytona, Florida, during the 2015 Editors Retreat. He had talked about his work with the group the previous day, and the two of us sat down for an interview on the beach overlooking the ocean. We talked for over an hour and because of this I’ve broken it into 3 parts. What you are listening to is part one.

#editing#comedy#post production#david moritz#judd apatow#ad-libbing#editors retreat
Jeffrey Greenberg and Editors Retreat 2015

January 22, 2015, 09:04 AM


Gordon sits down with Jeffrey Greenberg to discuss the upcoming Editors Retreat 2015. The episode includes discussion of teaching techniques for post production and what to expect in February during the Editors Retreat in Daytona, Florida.

#editing#post production#2015#editors retreat#daytona#florida#jeffrey greenberg
Foucault, Colour Correction, and the Autochrome

January 12, 2015, 01:42 PM


In the early 1900's, the Autochrome photographic production process utilized an additive colour process on glass plates, the procedure used coloured potato starch as a grain layer and created fantastic image results that give the impression of being a painting. Aotg.com investigates this early process through a discussion with John Wood, author of The Art of the Autochrome: The Birth of Colour Photography.

#color correction#foucault#autochrome#color photography
2014 Post Production Round Up

December 30, 2014, 02:34 PM


In this episode, Gordon sits down with fellow editors Lucas Sargent and Jason Crutes to discuss the films they thought stood out in 2014 for post production professionals. They all chose Birdman and after that Gordon added Boyhood and Jason added The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Roger Mattiussi on Editing and Transitions

December 29, 2014, 08:42 AM


Roger Mattiussi and Gordon Burkell sat down to discuss transitions at the Senator Restaurant in Toronto, Canada. Transitions are often overlooked by students and schools. Roger and Gordon don't talk about transitions such as "star Wipes" or "Fades" they talk about getting from one scene to the next, how do you enter and leave a scene and set things up for the audience.

Zack Arnold and Staying Fit in Post

November 20, 2014, 08:08 AM


Zack Arnold joins Gordon via skype to discuss his blog Fitness in Post and how to stay fit while working in an industry that demands long hours of sitting. Zack tackles how to get past that first hurdle, that first step, and start working towards a healthier you and the importance of community in reaching success.

Michael Kammes and 5 Things Series

November 3, 2014, 07:21 AM


Michael and Gordon sit down to talk about Michael's new show, 5Things. The show focuses on a topic each week and explores 5 things of that topic you need to know. Topics range from 4K to codecs and more!

Kelley Dixon on Editing Breaking Bad

October 6, 2014, 12:34 PM


Kelley's first episode that she cut for Breaking Bad was the one in which Walter White kills Krazy-8. In this episode of The Cutting Room, we discuss the approach to editing the death scene and how the lack of music impacts the viewers perception of the moment.

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