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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/25/14 12:02:26 PM

Editing as Art

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.

02/25/14 12:02:26 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/24/14 05:02:35 PM

4K, Color Correction and Metadata in Final Cut Pro X

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.

02/24/14 05:02:35 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/24/14 03:02:38 PM

Hear an Inspiring Craft Talk from Walter Murch

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)

02/24/14 03:02:38 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/21/14 04:02:02 PM

Editing Oscar Nominees Talk Connecting Theme of Survival

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.

02/21/14 04:02:02 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 05:02:57 PM

LaCie Ships 5TB External Hard Drive

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.

02/20/14 05:02:57 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 01:02:29 PM

Applying LUTs to Footage in FCP X, Premiere Pro, Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve

Andy Shipsides of AbelCine provides a good updated tutorial for applying LUTs to footage in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer 7, and DaVinci Resolve 10. Read it here.

02/20/14 01:02:29 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/19/14 03:02:02 PM

Digital Video Expo Relaunched as Next | Video Conference and Expo

PASADENA, CA  — NewBay Media, the leading publisher of digital content creation media, has announced that its annual Digital Video Expo event will be rebranded as the Next | Video Conference and Expo. This year’s event will take place October 1-3 at the Pasadena Convention Center, which is easily accessible for California-area Video, Broadcast, and Production Professionals. Next | Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution, and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor that features new content pavilions, Next | Video will also include a new multi-day, multitrack conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools, and techniques.  This year's Next | Video will excite returning attendees as well as new attendees with streaming and enterprise interests.      

02/20/14 12:02:09 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/18/14 11:02:53 AM

What's the Difference Between a Sound Mixer and a Sound Editor?

In a timely post for your Oscar pool, Dolby's Lab Notes has written up a short piece about the differences between a sound mixer and sound editor. They write, "[Sound editor/mixer Erik Aadahl] says he thinks of the symbiotic relationship between sound mixing and sound editing in musical terms. The editors are like composers, creating the sounds, while the mixers are like conductors, taking the raw sounds and figuring out the best way to use and balance them: 'More flutes here, timpani back off a little bit there.'" Read the full story here.

02/18/14 11:02:53 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 12:02:07 PM

A History of the Film Montage

In the latest episode of their excellent film history series, John P. Hess of FilmmakerIQ takes us through how early Soviet filmmakers established the concept of montage in film editing. Watch below.

02/13/14 12:02:07 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/12/14 06:02:42 PM

Testing the Performance Speed of Final Cut Pro X on the Mac Pro

In the below MacBreak Studio video, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer test the performance of Final Cut Pro X on the new Apple Mac Pro. They look at disk speed of internal and peripheral drives, transcoding speed, playback performance and rendering. Watch below. (via Pro Video Coalition)

02/12/14 06:02:42 PM