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January 2006

Favorites of 2005 (and a couple from 2004)

I always love to look over my movie ticket stubs for the year that was as I begin to sort my receipts in preparation for tax time. I'll always lay them out all over the floor and attempt to put them in some kind of order from my least favorite to the best of the ...

Brokeback edit

I finally saw Brokeback Mountain ... On Sunday no less! No matter what your thoughts or politics or feelings about a "gay cowboy" movie, if you just look at it as a dramatic love story, there's no denying it's a powerful and moving portrait. But I like to talk about the editing. It has often been ...

The editing in Grizzly Man

Now we all know that documentary films are comprised of much material. Sometimes even hours and hours of talking head type interviews. The traditional method of cutting these interviews down into something usable is to cut the audio into a coherent story that makes sense. There's usually little regard for the picture ...

Documentaries and aaaaalllllllll that footage

Last night I watched Werner Herzog's documentary Grizzly Man. It is a fascinating tale of Timothy Treadwell, a troubled man who spent 13 summers living unarmed with wild grizzly bears in Alaska. The film is comprised mainly of video diaries taken by Timothy. These diaries offer great but insight into the troubled mind of the ...

The greatest thing I've ever heard….

If you are an editor, producer, director, post supervisor or anyone else who has ever, does ever, or will ever have to be involved in the post production of a television, film or video project that has to go through some approval process... you will love this little mp3. Let the truth reign! It's 1.2 mbs, ...

For all of us who use hard drives:

I've been using hard drives for as long as I've been editing. And as is the case with all non-linear editors (Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, DS) they all store media on hard drives. And many of us have LOTS of hard drives around... Maybe it's chains of firewire drives or maybe it's a stack ...

"Earl" and freeze frames

Tonight I watched My Name is Earl (on NBC) for the first time. Funny!!!! I had heard it was a very good show and all I heard was indeed correct. It's a bit raunchy so not for the kiddies and some really nice little gags that slide in unexpectedly. And best thing of all is ...