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Final Cut Pro Bug Found!

November 22, 2009, 04:22 AM


When I’m working I’m always in a constant state of awareness about how I can change my keyboard mapping to make my workflow faster and more efficient. The keyboard manifesto argues that changing Final Cut Pro’s default keyboard mappings can make your editing faster and more efficient. But it’s also important to be aware of changes that you might make.

Michael Ondaatje on the art of film editing

November 22, 2009, 04:21 AM


He's known best for his literary work, but, Michael Ondaatje's latest book tackles the art of film editing. Conversations - a collaboration with the American film editor Walter Murch - grew from Michael's experiences working on the cinema adaptation of his acclaimed novel, The English Patient. (NOTE Video is located at the bottom of the article)

FCP Tips

November 21, 2009, 04:20 AM


Geeky Mac is creating a list of FCP Tips and Tricks. Take a look.

Useful tools for PAL Editors: 5DtoFCP

November 21, 2009, 04:19 AM


Idiot proof. Those are two words that I often like to hear when it comes to doing a technical operation that has to be repeated over and over. Often one can become lazy with repeated tasks and not check proper steps or protocol only to find you missed something and ended up with unsatisfactory results. Transcoding files for edit is one of those repetitive tasks that must be done over and over, job to job...

Edits TV

November 20, 2009, 07:06 PM


A blog that covers the world of editing according to Taig McNab.

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...

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