Sandra Adair, who’s been Richard Linklater’s editor since Dazed and Confused in 1993 talked, along other team members, about the post-production process for Boyhood during SXSW. For 12 years, Linklater would spend one week per year shooting Boyhood, and Adair would then spend a month editing that week’s footage. Boyhood’s process is one of a […]
As seen in Zhou’s video essay about the four things Fincher doesn’t do, handheld is not one of the element that feeds the filmmaker’s work. His use of stable frames in general has allowed him to develop a filmmaking habit of mixing takes within invisible split-screens. What that means is that instead of either alternating takes by […]
Want to build and sharpen your creative editing skills faster? Good news, it’s a good time to learn editing. More and more professional editors are opening the curtain and sharing knowledge they’ve gathered over time in the trenches and today, the team behind Film Editing Pro just released a free online video series that does exactly that. The […]
Story Brain recently shared a 4 min video arguing that the reason why new action/sci-fi films aren’t as magical as the ones we grew up with is because of the way we are overusing VFX to make every frame a perfect and glossy one. I enjoyed that the video evolves around what I consider one of the most […]
The good folks at Inside the Edit just opened one chapter of their online training; a masterclass on how to use dramatic sync tempo to elevate the emotion in a scene. In 20 minutes, you will learn how to use dramatic decompression to make a scene come to life, emphasize the short bits that hold the […]
From the emails I receive and my experience as an Internet user, I’ve noticed that one of the hardest thing is to keep track of all the information available, and being able to pull them out when needed. With over 800 articles available on mentorless and counting, I’m seeing valuable content being pushed and […]
Editing is one of the main toolbox available for filmmakers to tell their story, and we often say that it is when the third draft of the film is written. Some of tools have become classics, others have different cycles of life, and we often fall into one of the six editing techniques developed by Vsevolod […]
How to Deal With VFX on an Indie Film: 12 Tips From Erin Li to Stop Worrying and Save Your Time, Money and Sanity
Attention indie filmmakers, this post holds key tips for you to make sure you will make the most out of your post-production/vfx experience -which really always start in pre-production. Indie filmmaker Erin Li did an outstanding job at keeping it simple, practical and useful, taking from her experience making her sci-fi short KEPLER X-47. Erin and I […]
This is a guest post from Misha Tenenbaum, who went on an interesting journey from dreaming of moving to Los Angeles to become an editor to actually going through that experience and learning from the trenches, ultimately taking a path he hadn’t foreseen. Misha’s story is emblematic of this moment in time where we confront our […]
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