How Alfred Hitchcock hid 10 Edits in Rope

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” was shot and edited to look like one continuous. It turns out there are 10 cuts which Vashi Nedomansky combines together in a sort of supercut. I always knew that some of the cuts were hidden by camera wipes…but never realized there were 5 hard cuts hiding in plain view! It’s also interesting to Read MoreRead More

Visual Storytelling with Red Giant

Colorist and Adobe Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker will explore how colour grading techniques are used in film, and will provide practical demonstrations on how to create moods, suggest genres, and to inform the audience of the motivations of on-screen protagonists, using Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite of plug-ins.Read More

3 Low Budget Editing Tips for Action Movies

Vashi Nedomansky offers three editing tips for boosting your action films punch without boosting the budget. I wanted to follow it up with more low budget tips on creating realistic effects that don’t require CGI or green screens. This time around it involves editing techniques that have been around for 100+ years. These tips have Read MoreRead More

Editorial to Color Grading from a Colorist’s POV

Robbie Carmen explains the relationship a post colorist should have with the editorial staff. Like every part of postproduction, there is no such thing as “too much” communication between an editor and colorist (or other post team members for that matter). I’ve seen projects crash and burn over simple miscommunications between an editor and a Read MoreRead More

Perfect by Proxy: A Brief Look Into What ‘Offline/Online’ Means

As productions are moving into larger and larger files, it may be preferential to go back to the old “offline editing” model. Dave Kendricken explains what that means and how you can implement it in your workflow. The core concept of offline editing has existed in filmmaking forever — the process simply wasn’t referred to as such Read MoreRead More

What’s the difference between Consumer and Pro graphics cards?

If you’re building a new editing computer, what’s the difference between the top of the line professional graphics cards and a top of line gaming card which can often cost a lot less? How do you choose between consumer and pro graphics cards? Low cost and high performance are compelling with the lower-end products, but Read MoreRead More

How would Lionsgate recut the trailer for your film? Before and After Case Study

To figure out how to create a trailer that sells, Chris Jones compares and contrast the trailer cut by the filmmakers of “Dead Wood” and the trailer cut by Lionsgate after they purchased the film for distribution. The Filmmaker’s cut: Lionsgate’s cut: 1. Watch 100 trailers for movies in the same genre and steal the Read MoreRead More

Famous Dissolves Throughout History

Kevin B. Lee showcases some famous dissolves in his video essay for, what else, The Dissolve. The average moviegoer is more likely to spend time thinking about acting, directing, or plotting than about transitional effects. But these neglected corners of the movies—the ethereal atomic elements, the overlooked nuts and bolts of the machinery—offer the richest Read MoreRead More

Advantages Of Using Stock Footage

Jerry Kokich explains the advantages of using stock footage as a stand in for creating complicated sequences. There was a post on a Facebook filmmaking page about shooting a sunset. This guy was asking for technical suggestions as to how to deal with the changing light, camera and color balance. There were all these lengthy Read MoreRead More

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