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To The Aotg.com Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will no longer be updating Aotg.com. Back in 2007, when we started, there was a lack of access to information about film, television, and commercial editing. We wanted to fix that by creating a central location for content about editing to be stored.

Since then, we've watched the amount of content about editing on the internet grow exponentially. We've also watched social media tools come and go with that growth. Does anyone remember Google Wave!? These social media tools changed how people access and search for media and information. People tend to turn to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for their news and information, and those are all great tools to promote your sites, but as a site that aggregates links to other sites for users, it just doesn't work for us.

We will keep the site live but archive the ability to add links and comments. We will keep our database live with the links for those who desire to use it to search for editing information and research.

Our podcast, The Cutting Room, will move over to the Filmmakeru.com website and will continue to be a place for interviews with editors and other film professionals.

Everyone who worked for Aotg.com loved what we created and are proud that we could help so many editors find content that spoke to them.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the various post events worldwide in the coming years!

Yours truly,
Gordon Burkell
Aotg.com Founder

Is this the Future of film editing pt. 2

June 19, 2009, 02:08 PM

https://www.aotg.com/is-this-the-future-of-film-editing-pt-2/

This was blogged about by Scott Simmons and I encourage you to read his blog on this video. The video was posted by a Japan Software group who are looking for new ways to engage artists.

Is this the Future of Film Editing Pt. 1

June 19, 2009, 02:07 PM

https://www.aotg.com/is-this-the-future-of-film-editing-pt-1/

This was blogged about by Scott Simmons and I encourage you to read his blog on this video. The video was posted by a Japan Software group who are looking for new ways to engage artists.

Editors Talk Avid, Apple and Adobe

June 16, 2009, 02:05 PM

https://www.aotg.com/editors-talk-avid-apple-and-adobe/

Studio Daily and AlphaDogs Edior's Lounge bring you this discussion about Avid, Apple and Adobe and their future in the markets.

BBC Secrets of a Top Editor

June 3, 2009, 01:49 PM

https://www.aotg.com/bbc-secrets-of-a-top-editor/

This was sent to me by a reader of Scott Simmons Blog with the request that I post it for everyone to see. A very interesting look into editing, this short documentary was made by an editor for the BBC. The editor is Bill McKenna and he was recently made Editor of the Year.

Murch BAFTA Lecture Part 1

October 9, 2008, 06:00 PM

https://www.aotg.com/murch-bafta-lecture-part-1/

Walter Murch is the most highly-awarded film editor working today, with 3 BAFTA Awards and 3 Oscars for picture editing and sound mixing. Walter Murch's credits include Apocalypse Now, Godfather II and III, American Grafitti and THX-1138, through to The English Patient and Cold Mountain. In this Lecture, Murch notes that film editing is now 100 years old, and recounts achievements from the history of the craft and discusses his own body of work.

Dan Lebental interview Part 3

August 5, 2008, 09:42 AM

https://www.aotg.com/dan-lebental-interview-part-3/

In this segment Dan gives us some great insights into the feature film editorial process. We discuss topics such as what it’s like screening the "first cut" with the director and starting out on the directors cut, bringing the length of IRON MAN down from 3.5 to it’s final running time of 2 hours, exploring variations of the film and reinventing scenes, and something he fondly refers to as "index card death row".

Dan Lebental Interview Part 1

August 5, 2008, 09:37 AM

https://www.aotg.com/dan-lebental-interview-part-1/

HDFILMTOOLS posted this link for the three part interview with DAN LEBENTAL editor of IRON MAN!

Interview with Dan Lebental Part 2

August 3, 2008, 09:39 AM

https://www.aotg.com/interview-with-dan-lebental-part-2/

Today we present Part II of my interview with Dan Lebental, film editor of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment’s, IRON MAN. In this segment Dan talks about his experience cutting on the Avid Media Composer, working with the visual effects team (upwards of 800 people) at ILM and the economics and intricacies of cutting a film with nearly 1000 visual effects shots. We go on to discuss the state of, and need for, industry accepted digital post production workflows. Finally, we talk...

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