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the art of editing

A few cut Highlander: Uncut scenes

Thanks to the magic of You Tube there are a number of finished scenes from the Highlander: Uncut materials that I posted about yesterday. Apparently this is still being used in editing classes as source material. The quality is much better that the raw shots in my post. The scenes were available on Beta for ...

Highlander: Uncut

Long before there was the opencut.org project, cheap digital camcorders and even Final Cut Pro there was always the question of where could you get footage for digital non-linear editing. An even bigger question was where could you get REAL footage to practice and hone your story telling and NLE skills. There was always the ...

Sean Cullen on Your Mac Life

Don't know who Sean Cullen is? Read Walter Murch's book Behind the Seen and you will learn that Sean is an integral part of Murch's post production team. Sean was interviewed Wednesday on Your Mac Life. He was on to talk about the use of Filemaker Pro for organizing and tracking of all the media that ...

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 ...

Cutting within the shot???

Cutting within the shot is term that I had not heard until today when I read a nice interview over at studiodaily.com with Robert Hoffman. Hoffman was the editor on Bad Santa and is currently working with director Terry Zwigoff on Art School Confidential. Hoffman talks about how non-linear technology (Avid specifically) allowed him to ...

"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 ...