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January 2007

A site about "The What, How & Why of Independent Filmmaking"

Director's Notes is a website/blog/podcast that is "dedicated to giving a voice to independent filmmakers, covering aspects of filmmaking from concept to completion. The podcast will be an opportunity for featured directors to discuss how they developed their initial ideas managing to navigate pitfalls along the way." I've listened to several of the podcasts and ...

What might have been from Aronofsky

Just a quick question and answer. Solace in Cinema posted an answer that Darren Aronofsky gave to a question in regards to what he might have done with the Batman reboot had he directed it. Daniel Estrella, New York City: What was your take on Batman going to be like? Were you going in the direction Chris ...

Another great blog post on David Bordwell's site

Observations on film art and FILM ART : My name is David and I’m a frame-counter The other day I linked to a great post on film scholar David Bordwell's blog called Shot-consciousness and what he calls compass-point editing. Today he has posted another great article called My name is David and I'm a frame-counter. This ...

More on making MEN.

fxguide - tips and training - Children of Men - Hard Core Seamless Visual Effects There is a lot of discussion and video in and around the web these days about the fantastic film Children of Men. Let's add one more to the list with the above link to one of the best articles I've read ...

Found from 2004: A rant about Final Cut Pro and Applescript

I happened upon a few old blog entries from bynkii.com while searching the internet for automation and Final Cut Pro. The entries were written way back in 2004 but they do make a compelling argument for Applescript integration in Final Cut Pro. There's the FCP and AppleScript saga continues... entry (not sure if there is ...

What is compass-point editing?

David Bordwell is a "prominent film theorist and author at the University of Wisconsin-Madison." I was pointed to his blog from a post on HD to 35. Bordwell and his wife Kristin Thompson have a great post on their blog Observations on film art and Film Art entitled "Shot-consciousness." I love his idea of ...

Best Editing Oscar nominations

The Oscar nominations are out today. Cinematical has a full list. The Best Editing nominations go to (the links are IMDB links): Babel : Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione Blood Diamond : Steven Rosenblum    Children of Men : Alfonso Cuarón, Alex Rodríguez  The Departed : Thelma Schoonmaker United 93 : Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson, Christopher Rouse    This is a pretty crowded ...

Revisting the Sony Bravia ads

If you haven't seen the Sony Bravia ads in a while, and especially if you have only seen them on bad You Tube flash video compression, then you owe it to yourself to take a look at them in high quality H.264 Quicktime. A buddy of mine J, of Griffin Technology, recently posted the clips ...

Useful tools for editors. Part 10.

Internet support forums are a great thing. You can find information, get help, do research, learn lots of nice tips and tricks as well as help other people. And sometimes someone offers up a free piece of software! A discussion thread in the Apple Final Cut Forum was started by a nice fellow named Caleb, ...

For Scorsese, X marks the spot

Reeling The Miami Herald movie critic, Rene Rodriguez, has posted a fun little column on his blog. He has taken his DVD of Martin Scorsese's The Departed (I'm guessing he's an Academy voter... or a bootlegger?) and grabbed still frames of a number of repetitive visual X's that the director put throughout the movie. Rodriguez sees ...