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

Editor Alisa Lepselter Talks Blue Jasmine, Her 15th Woody Allen Collab

The Credits interviews Alisa Lepselter on her process working as Woody Allen’s editor. The Credits: You’ve been working with Woody Allen as editor since Sweet and Lowdown (1999). What’s your work process with him like and has it changed at all over time? Alisa Lepselter: Not that much has changed, in that because of the way he makes Read MoreRead More

RAID: Everything You Need to Know

Phil Rhodes explains the background and the latest developments of RAID systems (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) and how they are used in modern editing systems. I can’t wait until my computer contains no moving parts whatsoever. The first parts that fail on computers are fans, and the second are hard disks. They’re also comparatively Read MoreRead More

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

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