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Unbroken: Editing Angelina Jolie’s War Drama

Editors William Goldberg and Tim Squyres discuss what it was like working on Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut. “I don’t think anybody can edit a film to be the best it can be by themselves,” editor Tim Squyres, ACE, told me when I asked him about his first time as co-editor. “You need to push each Read MoreRead More

Chinatown Editor Sam O’Steen on Film Editing

Vashi Nedomansky explores the editing philosophy of Sam O’Steen (Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby, Cool Hand Luke, The Graduate) Sam O’Steen has edited some of the most memorable films in Cinema history. CHINATOWN, ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE GRADUATE and COOL HAND LUKE are just some of the classic films he crafted shot by shot. Both Sam and I Read MoreRead More

How to Pick the Right Color Grading Software

Wolfcrow goes over the fundamental differences between the color correction applications that are available in your NLE or for relatively little money. Choosing a color correction software is not easy if you’re a beginner. In its simplest form, the question runs like this: “Which color correction or grading software will give me the best quality Read MoreRead More

Gone Girl goes from raw 6K footage to Hollywood thriller with the power of Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Two-time Academy-winning editor Kirk Baxter, ACE, discusses how Premiere Pro and other Adobe apps like After Effects give him a powerful editing and post-production toolset. See how the tight integration of Adobe video apps helped Baxter and team turn the raw footage of David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl into a polished motion picture.Read More

Top 20 Tips for Creating A Successful Demo Reel

Increase your chances for professional success by following these top 20 tips for creating an engaging demo reel! 1. KEEP IT SHORT If you ask 10 different editors how long a demo reel should be you’ll get 10 different opinions… but there’s one sentiment that’s pretty consistent, KEEP IT SHORT. A demo reel should highlight Read MoreRead More

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