What Can We Learn About Editing from Raiders of The Lost Ark’s Longest Take

Vashi Nedomansky counts the seconds of this shot from Raiders of the Lost Ark and what it can teach us about when to make a cut. The longest shot in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” asks an important question. What drives Indiana Jones? Glory? Power? Integrity? Righteousness? Honor? What makes Indy who he is and Read MoreRead More

Secrets of a Trailer Guru: How This Guy Gets You to the Movies

Wired interviews Mark Woollen, one of the top trailer editors in the industry ( The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Tree of Life). You don’t know his name. But if you care about trailers you know his work: iconic previews for films like The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Tree Read MoreRead More

Editing for JJ Abrams: Interview with Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon

Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. talk with Creative COW and editing for JJ Abrams including their work on Star Trek Into Darkness and the upcoming addition to the Star Wars Franchise. Debra Kaufman: How did your relationship begin with J.J. Abrams? Mary Jo Markey: I actually started working with J.J. on the TV series Felicity. Read MoreRead More

Adobe’s Creative Cloud Now Available

Last month at Adobe MAX, the software giant announced that their line of creative applications was going to a subscription model. Now the CC versions of the media creation apps are downloadable via the Creative Cloud Subscription. The reception to the cloud was, safe to say, rather stormy. Frankly, to me (John speaking), as an Read MoreRead More

Win $500 Worth of Video Templates, Audio Files and Website Templates

Putting together a multi-media video package? Even if you’re not, Envato has put together a Video Production Bundle that might just be too good to pass up. From now until June 26th you can purchase and download a production bundle valued at over $500 for just $29 bucks!! This bundle includes 3 Website templates from Read MoreRead More

Making of a Cinemagraph Music Video

There is something hypnotic about the cinemagraph – director Chris Grieder ports over the other-worldliness into a music video for Kelsi Luck: “That’s What I Like”. He explains the process Chris Grieder, director: We shot on a RED Scarlet — mainly at 3k resolution so we could shoot 48fps, but some stuff was shot 4k/24fps. We tried Read MoreRead More

How To Make a Boring Industrial Interesting

Danny Groner offers some tips on how to make what can be a dull industrial video into something that would be worth watching. If you’re making a film entirely on your own, you’ll have full creative control over the script and story. But not all videomakers have that kind of luxury, as they work on projects Read MoreRead More

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