American Hustle director David O. Russell is known for his long, improvisational takes and keeping the camera constantly running even while he directs his actors. The sheer amount of footage this produces would create a challenge for any editor, but Oscar-nominated Jay Cassidy is well-versed in the director’s style, having previously worked with him on Silver Linings Playbook.
We are in search of cutting edge, thought-provoking presentations for Next|VIDEO Conference + Expo, taking place Oct 1st-3rd at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Next|Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor featuring new content pavilions, Next|Video will also feature a new multi-day, multi-track conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools and techniques.
Program Content we are looking for include:
Looks like Steven Soderbergh is making fun use of his retirement. The erstwhile director has taken Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and cut it together with the shot-by-shot remake that Gus Van Sant directed in 1998. To pull off the mashup, he converted Van Sant's version into black-and-white, with the exception of parts of the infamous shower scene.
Watch it in full here on Soderbergh's Extension 765 site. A clip can be found below. (via Vulture)
Massive Post Productions started as a boutique postproduction company specializing in commercials and documentaries with a production component, but as our business grew more toward production, we found ourselves in need of more gear. Whether it be a camera, lighting equipment or a production monitor, there is always a struggle to balance important features with a good price.
When we needed a small HD production monitor, we looked at our requirements and researched what was on the market. We wanted it to be small and light enough to fit on our HD camera, but we needed it to be rugged and offer professional features like waveform, vectorscope and SDI/HDMI input.
This year's Las Vegas SuperMeet is taking place on Tuesday, April 8th from 7 PM - 11 PM at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. SuperMeets provide the postproduction and broadcast community an opportunity to not only learn about latest technology trends, but to network and share industry news and opportunities in a social setting that is both educational, exciting and fun. As per tradition, the Las Vegas Supermeet coincides with the dates of NAB Show.
Early bird tickets are on sale now through March 10th for $10. The agenda will be announced soon.
Read more and register here.
Mark Asch of Fandor examines how editing adds to the overall tone of a film by using two classic experimental films (The 10th Victim and Water Wrackets) as case studies.
He writes, "A question not asked often outside of technical circles and within specific niches of Oscar campaigning: How well does a film’s editing style align with its overall visual aesthetic? Often when we refer to a film’s rhythms as 'jazzy' or 'stately' we do actually feel that this vibe is in somehow in synch with an overall design also evident in choices made about mise-en-scène, cinematography and production design, even if it’s difficult to articulate how the flow of cinematic space and time relates to the more purely pictorial aspects."
Read the full story here.
FCPWORKS has uploaded three presentations that took place at their recent Los Angeles Final Cut Pro X event.
In the first video, AJA's Bryce Button talks about ingesting and outputting in 4K with the Mac Pro's Thunderbolt 2 capabilities.
In the second video, FCPWORKS' Sam Mestman discusses how Final Cut Pro X can help you spend more time on your story with the help of metadata.
Finally, colorist Alexis Van Hurkman discusses color grading in 4K with a hybrid Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve workflow.
In this video from last year's Sheffield Doc Fest, legendary editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, Particle Fever) gives an inspiring talk on his craft, changing technologies, and the state of cinema.
Watch below. (via Filmmaker Magazine)
Indiewire's Bill Desowitz talks to this year's Oscar-nominated editors--Jay Cassidy (American Hustle), Christopher Rouse (Captain Phillips), John Mac McMurphy (Dallas Buyers Club), Mark Sanger (Gravity), and Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave)--about their own and each other's films.
Noting that there seems to be a connecting theme of survival and rebirth, Rouse suggests, "In addition to being highly topical, the survival theme also raises basic questions about who we are. So just as [Captain] Phillips frames a struggle for individual and collective survival in the modern world -- all of these films, and others as well this year -- have entered that territory with strong points of view."
Read the full story here.
Engadget explains how 25TB of storage can now be achieved in a single standalone cube, thanks to new products from LaCie.
They write, "You can pair the LaCie 5big Network 2 five-bay NAS with up to five individual 5-terabyte drives for a maximum of 25TB of storage for less than two grand."
Read the full story here.