TED’s Ten Tips for Editing Video

Kari Mulholland, one of the editors behind the most watched lectures online, shares some tips on she and the TED Team edit live presentations. 1. Choose the best camera angles for each moment. As you look at your footage, your goal is to balance speaker intent with the expectations of the web audience. Think about where Read MoreRead More

How Do You Interview Subjects?

Editors Jim Hession, Lucia Small, and Bryan Storkel explore the ways they go about conducting interviews for documentaries. An audience member asked the panel how they interviewed people and whether they prepped them beforehand, adding “Whenever I interview people, they’re always really bad talking to the camera.” Storkel: I try and do as little prep as Read MoreRead More

Video Editing Timelines from Gravity, Star Trek, Network TV Shows and More

Ever wondered what the editors timeline looks like on an Oscar winning film? Check out these images to get a closer look!   Oscar winning editor Mark Sanger showed off this screengrab from histimeline of the opening sequence to Gravity, in a talk he gave at the Avid booth during NAB 2014. It’s interesting to see how many Read MoreRead More

An Analysis of Akira Kurosawa’s final Battle Scene in “Seven Samurai”

Phil Baumhardt·examines the Kurosawa’s cutting style in the final battle scene from Seven Samurai. Film editing involves putting on the finishing touches. More than this, it is a process of breathing life into the work. The most important requirement for editing is objectivity. No matter how much difficulty you had in obtaining a particular shot, Read MoreRead More

The Edit: The Writer’s Most Unkindest Cut of All

  Kevin Delin explains that although a movie cannot exist without first being the product of a writer’s imagination and pen, the editor really makes the final decision. But somewhere after all that effort, from all those people, with all that experience, the script is finally done; no more rewrites. And therefore you might believe Read MoreRead More

What is Three-Point Editing and Four-Point Editing?

Sareesh Sudhakaran tackles the classic ideas underlying three point and four point editing. What are these ‘points’ anyway? Let’s start by defining two terms: A Clip is one video file on your media card or drive. Usually, for every shot you’ve recorded (from the moment the record button is pressed to the moment the stop Read MoreRead More

Larry Jordan on the state of video editing and post production

Larry Jordan, a well known video industry figure speaks about editing, color correction, the cloud, and whether he’s looking forward to April 2014′s NAB – the biggest show of the year. RedShark: Do you think color correction/grading should be part of an NLE or kept separate from the editing workflow? Larry Jordan: There are good Read MoreRead More

Newer Posts
Older Posts