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January 22, 2013, 1:07 pm
Over the last two years, I’ve worked on numerous heavy, professional-grade video editing projects like live streaming Lollapalooza, ACL Fest and JazzFest music festivals. A project like a music festival is a tremendously demanding beast as the timelines are extremely tight, as little as a few hours, but the quality of the final product must still be as high as a full blown production. This is why having a fast, high quality production cycle is critical to success and why video editors demand...
January 21, 2013, 2:23 pm
There’s no getting around the fact that Don Coscarelli makes some odd films. After his latest project, John Dies at the End, toured the festival circuit for nearly a year, it is finally getting a release on VOD and will hit theaters in limited release later this month. When I caught up with the director at SXSW in March of last year, it was the morning after a hectic day where he had just screened his new cut of John Dies at the End at midnight.
January 18, 2013, 1:11 pm
The Emmy Award-winning political thriller from Fox 21, Homeland (Sunday nights on Showtime) has become so popular and engrossing that even President Barack Obama was hooked. In fact, during his November Asia trip, the President requested an episode on DVD in advance of its airing so he could keep up with the escalating tension between Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis’ Nicholas Brody. She’s a CIA intelligence officer trying to uncover an al-Qaeda plot, and he’s a former Marine...
January 16, 2013, 3:24 pm
Many people use video résumés or demo reels to show their skills to potential employers or clients. For people in the visual world of video production, it's even more critical. Here are some tips on what you should show and what should end up on the editing room floor.
January 13, 2013, 8:00 pm
Unlike the frequent depressing statistics on female directors or cinematographers, editing is one creative role in cinema where women have traditionally held their own. From “E.T.” to “Lawrence of Arabia”, numerous big budget, studio films have been cut by women, with legends in the field including Thelma Schoonmaker, seven-time Oscar-nominated editor of Martin Scorsese’s films, and Sally Menke, editor of all Quentin Tarantino’s films and described by him as his “only truly genuine collaborator”
January 13, 2013, 7:52 pm
Last November, the day they went on sale, I ordered a 27″ iMac to replace my main editing system. (Click here to read about the system I ordered.) It arrived the end of December and, as these things tend to work out, as soon as I unpacked it, I needed to give it to our talented production assistant to do some web database work for the last two weeks.
January 12, 2013, 2:07 pm
I've been a professional editor since 2007, after clawing my way up through the ranks as an assistant editor, logger and, the lowest of the low, film student. You name it, I've cut it—short and feature films, documentaries, television series, music videos, commercials.
January 11, 2013, 3:35 pm
The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominations for the 63rd annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed at ACE's annual black-tie awards ceremony on Feb. 16 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Editor Sam Rice Edwards joins us from the UK to discuss his work on the Youtube documentary Life In A Day 2020.
Gordon sits down with Marco Capalbo to discuss editing for Werner Herzog and crafting Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds. ...
Editor Mikeel Nielsen and Sound Designer Nicolas Becker discuss creating the film The Sound of Metal. We explore how to make ...
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