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Get Your Finger Off That Dissolve Button!

February 4, 2009, 11:18 AM


I can barely watch television anymore. Seriously. It seems that no one knows how to edit anymore, and the culprit in this demise is the non-linear editor. Allow me to explain. About 20 years ago, I went to Los Angeles to visit a friend that had landed a producing job at KNBC. During my tour of the station, my friend towed me through the edit suites. Above the door was a huge banner that...

ScriptSync in Avid Media Composer

February 3, 2009, 11:16 AM


Digitize the footage and organize Avid Media Composer project bins as you would on any 24 fps HD show. To prepare the script file — we get the script e-mailed to us as a text (.txt) file — break down the script into scenes and save each scene as a separate text file. Hint: Try to grab as much blank space at the top and bottom of a scene in order to have room for clip images.


February 2, 2009, 11:15 AM


NEW YORK - The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (www.nyc.gov/film) will present "Made in NY - Careers in Post-Production," two panel discussions featuring members of New York City's post production community. The events will take place on Monday, February 2nd and Tuesday February 3rd at Deluxe New York. Both are free and open to the public.

Events Posted January 2009

January 31, 2009, 07:15 AM


Two more events have been added to the events Calendar. The first is AICE's Awards which will take place May 20th 2009 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A. They are currently accepting entries. The other event is the SMPTE 2009: Annual Tech Conference and Expo which will take place Oct. 27-29, 2009 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood.

Chris Dickens Weaves the Tale of A Slumdog Million

January 31, 2009, 07:12 AM


Since first winning acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire has gone on to win the hearts of audiences the world over. It’s the tale of Jamal, a young boy from the slums of Mumbai, who becomes a national phenomenon when he wins India’s version of "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" The timeline of the movie, which relates each of Jamal’s game show questions to an instance in his troubled past, is a key to its popularity. The cl...


January 29, 2009, 07:12 AM


The intricate film has nearly 600 visual effects shots and was shot using a range of source formats, including HDCAM and Super 35mm film. To help achieve its distinctive visual appeal, the film's conceptual art and design was created by a team of artists behind the Star Wars trilogy (Iain McCaig and Ninth Ray). The film was edited entirely in HD on four Avid Media Composer systems using the DNxHD codec.

Television Playback with Final Cut Studio 2

January 28, 2009, 07:10 AM


The first thing you need to do in this compression workflow is open Episode and navigate to the By Workflow templates folder and copy the iPod_H264_640x480 preset located in the iPod Video (Classic and Nano) templates folder within Devices. Select the preset and control-click to get a contextual menu; select Duplicate. You now have a preset called iPod_H264_640x480 copy. Double-click the preset to open it.

Editors & Assistants - Status Report

January 23, 2009, 07:09 AM


Beginning with this article the C.C.E. will be posting interviews, essays, and other articles on a regular basis. Please look for more in the near future.

Oscar Editing Nominees Announced

January 22, 2009, 07:07 AM


The Oscars have announced their Nominees for the awards.

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