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December 2006

Top short films of 2006

Eat My Shorts: The Best of 2006 - Cinematical I love short films and even make some of my own. A Cinematical writer has posted an entry with his favorite short films of 2006. There's always a lot of top 10 feature lists this time of year so it's worth pointing this list out! Have A ...

Black Snake Moan trailer

In the spirit of Christmas... here's a link to the trailer for fellow Tennessean Craig Brewer's Hustle and Flow follow-up, Black Snake Moan. Brewer is a true character driven filmmaker in this era of "fluff filmmaking." This one's gonna be good. I had a bear of a time finding it. Viva You Tube. Happy Holidays!

Remember EditDV?

The Electronic Mailbox - Digital Origin Edit DV for Mac Here's a nice blast from the past. Click the link above and be transported back to a kinder, gentler time when DV editing was new, Adobe Premiere 4.2 and AV rated hard drives were the weapon of choice at home and high-end/super-expensive Avid Media Composers ruled ...

2 podcasts of interest… all about Photoshop

By now every one knows of the Universal Binary (read Intel ready) "public beta" of Adobe Photoshop CS3. DVguru has a great wrap up post with a number of links to CS3 things of interest. Of particular interest is Richard Harrington's podcasts on new features in CS3 (iTunes link). But I also want to point out ...

Clever editing … and a lot of time.

When I was a kid all we had to edit was 2 vcrs hooked together via crappy composite cables. You could only pause the record deck during edit or you would get a horrible glitch! But with tools like iMovie and Final Cut Pro and Avid FreeDV ... look what the kids today are editing: ...

Useful tools for editors. Part 8.

Video Toolshed is a website set up by a post production house in the Netherlands. I was reading over a blog at Avid.com and there was a link. To quote what they say on the site: "VideoToolShed was founded by Edit ‘B, a small post production boutique that has been working with digital video ...

Studio Daily article on Avid's DNxHD codec

Another interesting article has popped up on Studio Daily. It's a short discussion on a test done using the digital intermediate process with Avid's DNxHD codec. That codec is Avid's lower bandwidth solution to high definition post production. I haven't used it as of yet (I had an opportunity almost arise on a multicam project ...