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Littleton Receives Fellowship and Service Award

November 20, 2009, 04:18 AM


The Motion Picture Editors Guild will honor film editor Carol Littleton, A.C.E., with its Fellowship and Service Award at its annual Board of Directors Installation Dinner on January 9, 2010. The Fellowship and Service Award was established four years ago by the Guild to recognize an individual who has demonstrated professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and a commitment to the labor movement. Previous recipients of this distinguished honor include Donn Cambern...

Film Editing's 100th Birthday

November 20, 2009, 04:17 AM


Originally Aired: January 21, 2003 - NPR's Robert Siegel talks to University of Iowa film professor Rick Altman about filmmaker Edwin Porter. One hundred years ago today, Porter received the copyright on Life of an American Fireman, a film that's regarded, along with his other 1903 film The Great train Robbery, as the first to use the conceit of editing to compress time and space...

Editor Lisa Gunning on Nowhere Boy

November 19, 2009, 04:15 AM


Editor Lisa Gunning got her big break in 1998, when her affiliation with The Whitehouse in London led her into a gig working with director Anthony Minghella on a short project for Comic Relief. One thing led to another, and Gunning was eventually offered the job of cutting what would be, sadly, Minghella's final film, Breaking and Entering, in 2006. She keeps busy cutting commercials, and her most recent feature project is Nowhere Boy, which looks at the life of a teenaged John Lennon and his...

Murch Talk Recap

November 19, 2009, 04:15 AM


I spoke at a very interesting meeting of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group last night, along with Walter Murch and Shane Ross. Walter talked about moving back to MC after years with FCP and described in fascinating detail the relative merits of each application...

Avid Screencast - Pleasantville Effect

November 19, 2009, 04:14 AM


In this episode, we’ll create the Pleasantville Effect – everything is black-and-white except for one color – using a Spectramatte and an Animatte for creating a garbage matte.

Paul Martin Smith | The Role of the Editor

November 19, 2009, 04:13 AM


Paul Martin Smith, Editor of The phantom Menace talks about the Role of the editor for "Making of..."

From reduser.net - Avid to Color step by step

November 18, 2009, 04:12 AM


I was slogging through the RED workflow section of Reduser tonight, as I tend to do from time to time, and ran across this post called Avid to Color - step by step.

Editing as Sculpture

November 18, 2009, 04:11 AM


So what does sculpture have to do with understanding editing? You might be surprised.

Premiere Pro 4.2 and AVC-INTRA

November 17, 2009, 04:10 AM


The new Premiere Pro CS4 4.2 and Adobe Media Encoder CS4 4.2 offer new improvements and enhancements to CS4 video workflows. With the 4.2 update, Premiere Pro now offers users of Panasonic’s AVC-Intra line of P2 cameras the chance to edit in native AVC-Intra format. This has been a longtime coming for AVC-Intra users and they can now enjoy the advantages of Adobe CS4 tapeless workflows and native editing.

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