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Shadow Play: The Art and History of Cinematic Chiaroscuro

March 19, 2021, 09:43 AM


Don’t reach for the silk doublet or the overabundant bowl of grapes just yet. Chiaroscuro isn’t that fancy. At its most basic, the term describes the use of high contrast lighting to simulate depth on a 2D surface. The word even contains its own definition: “chiaro” means light, and “oscuro” means dark. Easy peasy.

The History of After Effects

January 28, 2013, 02:12 PM


Join After Effects creators, Dave Simons and Dan Wilk, as they take you on a trip down memory lane to see how After Effects started—from concept to initial user interface. See how much After Effects has changed throughout the years and why things are simply the way they are.

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The 1989 Avid Demo

December 5, 2012, 03:00 PM


Bill Warner presentation of 1989 AVID1 Media Composer. AVID was a small startup company at that time, but the revolutionary AVID Media Composer concept was there since the begining. We are Avid MC users since 1993. This Demo Reel was running at NAB AVID booth, probably in 1990, this copy was a gift from Bill (in person) to Mr. Dorian after trade show.

75th Anniversary Gala

December 1, 2012, 06:25 PM


The Motion Picture Editors Guild held a gala reception to mark its 75th Anniversary on Saturday, October 6, at the landmark Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event was attended by over 750 Guild members, retirees, Guild staff and guests, many of them in vintage dress to commemorate the historical aspect of the anniversary.

How Post Practitioners Received Recognition

December 1, 2012, 06:24 PM


In his study of silent films, The Parade's Gone By…, author Kevin Brownlow described editing as "the hidden power."

An Overview of Hollywood Editing in the 1930's

December 1, 2012, 06:22 PM


As soon as the MAY-JUN 12 issue of CineMontage — featuring "The 75 Best Edited Films" as selected by Editors Guild members — arrived in mailboxes, readers’ comments immediately ensued: Why was (insert title of your favorite film here) not included? Did Rope actually make the list, or is that a joke? Was it really possible that Citizen Kane was not number one? But the overwhelming question, from a curious film scholar's point of view: Why were there no films chosen from the 1930s — the on...


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