Anything and everything related to editing

3 Techniques Spike Jonze Used in HER to Achieve Suspension of Disbelief

 Spike Jonze and Falling in Love with a Program There is one complaint I have never heard from people who watched HER, by Spike Jonze, and that's that they didn't buy the emotional relationship between Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) and Samantha (Scarlett Johansson.)So, how do you create a b ...

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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Personal Buzz
Tony Zhou’s 3 Tips to Learn How to Deconstruct a Film’s Visual Narrative

Tony Zhou, the creator, editor and narrator of the excellent Every Frame a Painting did an AMA on True Films, a subreddit for cinephiles, where he spent four hours answering about every question thrown at him.There are a lot of good stuff to discover there, but here is a little selec ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Interviews, Personal Buzz
Martin Scorsese on Daring Greatly, Staying Singular and Cultivating Your Creativity No Matter What

 Who can dream of a better Honored Speaker to launch you into the real world than the grand filmmaker and ultimate film lover that is Martin Scorsese? In this heart-lifting 30 speech at Tisch School of Arts last May, Scorsese shared a great deal of his early beginnings as an aspiring ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Interviews, Personal Buzz
Editor Alan E. Bell (Catching Fire, (500) Days of Summer) on Keeping Up With New Technics and Advancing Your Career

In one of the most interesting and fluid interview I've recently listened to with an editor, Alan E. Bell, who is behind (500) Days of Summer, the Amazing Spider-Man, Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the two Mockingjay's talks about his workflow, his collaboration with filmmaker Francis Lawren ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Editing and Editors, Interviews, Personal Buzz
The Two Faces of January Making-Of Is a Unique Experience in Witnessing Acting and Feature Filmmaking

This is probably one of the most unexpected and exciting making-of I've seen, and if you're only going to read this one sentence, I'll make it crystal clear: I think every filmmaker and every actor should watch it.'The Two Faces of January' is an adaptation from Patricia Highsmith crim ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Guest Post, Making Of, Personal Buzz
5 Things Cinematographers Can Do to Make the Editor Happier

Anybody successfully working in the arduous art of filmmaking will confirm it: it's a collaborative process. And yet, because so many people are involved at very different stages, effective communication can sometimes be tricky. Two of the most important position in the filmmaking crew are ...

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By mentorless| 7 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools
Inside The Edit Launches Its Program by Offering A Full Year Access to Learn Editing

If you want to become an editor and/or a filmmaker this post might make a significant difference in your coming year. You probably remember the excellent video The Editor, created by Inside the Edit few months back, that achieved the not small task of clearly explaining in less than two minut ...

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By mentorless| 12 Comments | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Personal Buzz
The Intertwined Evolution of Dance Sequences and Film Technology

Video essays are spreading  fast and exploring more and more aspects of filmmaking and film history. This latest video, from writer, director and videomaker Nar Williams, for Yahoo Movie, explores the intertwined evolution of dance sequences and film technology in less than six minutes.D ...

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The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Interviews, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Must-Watch: Desktop Documentary ‘Transformers: The Premake’ Uses Global Footage While Staying Home

This is quite amazing. Kevin B. Lee, just gave a lot of visibility to a new form of filmmaking: Desktop Documentary by releasing a 25 minute behind the scenes of yet-to-be-released Transformers 4 made thanks to Internet footage. Yes, you read well.As its name indicates, Desktop Docume ...

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By mentorless| 1 Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Making Of, Personal Buzz