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Finally Understand What an Editor Does in Less than 2 Minutes

It is still fascinating to me how little people know about editing and how vital this part of the process is. Arguably, every part of the filmmaking process is essential, but editing is one of the stages when everything starts coming together and you can butcher or enhance everybody else's job. ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools, Personal Buzz
Watch ‘Life After Pi’, a Raw Look at the VFX in Hollywood Through Rhythm & Hues’ Journey

You probably all remember the green screen movement that took over twitter last year, right after Rhythm & Hues, the VFX company that pretty much made Life of Pi went on winning an Oscar 11 days after filing for bankruptcy. Everybody was in a bit of a shock: weren't VFX the thing going on ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Documentaries, Editing and Editors, Personal Buzz
1h30 with Walter Murch and The Art of Journeying Through the 10,000 Questions

Editor and storyteller maestro Walter Murch is one of 'those', the generous ones who share their knowledge and experience through books, documentaries, and encounters. And the talk below, that Murch gave at the Sheffield Doc/Fest right before the screening of his latest work effort, Particle Fe ...

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Steven Soderbergh on The Best Way to Learn How to Make Films (and the Art of Writing Footnotes)

If you remember, Steven Soderbergh retired from making feature films sometimes last year, and since then, he's never been more present on all fronts. The filmmaker also has launched a website, Extension 765, presented as a one-of-a-kind marketplace for Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh uses Exten ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Acting and Actors, Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
5 Things Gary King Likes to Do During Post-Production (Weekly Series) – Part 5

In this Weekly Series Part 5, Gary King tackles the mysterious world of Post-Production, where many movies get lost or saved. If you want to catch up on the previous installments before diving into Part 5, you can read Part 1: Dreaming vs. Doing,  Part 2: Films Beget Films, Part 3: 5 Thi ...

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By mentorless| No Comment | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Films and TV Show, Guest Post, Personal Buzz
Freelance? Creative? Jonny Elwyn’s ‘How to Be a Freelance Creative’ Might Just Be for You

Last week, freelance editor Jonny Elwyn asked me if I would consider reviewing his ebook, 'How to Be a Freelance Creative' to which I said that I would love to, but it will be a fair review. Understand: if it's bad, I will either say it or won't write about it. Well, let's end the suspens ...

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The Art of Framing Primer: a Lesson in Creativity Despite Low Means by Shane Carruth

For the first time yesterday I watched Primer, Shane Carruth's first feature film that he produced, wrote, directed, edited and played into and that came out in 2004. I clearly remember the buzz it got almost ten years ago, after it won the Sundance Grand Prize. I remember everybody marveling ...

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By mentorless| 4 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Films and TV Show, Personal Buzz, The Art of Framing
Lacking Footage? Here is How to Animate Photos with the Parallax Technique

Cameras and their surrounding equipments might have gotten cheaper, but sometimes it's still get tricky to get footage for your video, especially if you want to use historical archives, wild life footage, aerial views etc. Fortunately, Make Productions founder Joe Fellows explains in the tu ...

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What You Can Learn By Signing Up for Zach Braff Film’s Updates

Who said only Peter Jackson has the budget to do a great marketing campaign paralleling his films' production? Not Zach Braff. In case you weren't on Earth last April, Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his second feature film, "Wish I Was Here", that collected $3.1 mi ...

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