What Makes A Good Editor?

Last quarter I taught the “Art & Craft of Film Editing” class at UCLA Extension. I dedicated our last session to career-related questions and compiled a list of what, in my opinion, makes a good editor. Here’s that list: • Good instincts (Knowing what the audience wants to see or feel, and/or *should* see and […]

What a Colorist does, and doesn’t

I had to join in the “entertainment careers memes” and made this one for the fellow Colorists out there 🙂

Color-Correction Workflow (Avid Symphony)

This article isn’t about color theory, neither is a color correction tutorial. This is basically my own workflow based on my personal experiences. First order of business, make sure your monitor and scopes are properly calibrated. Observe the image you are looking at, both on the screen and on the scopes, to see where the […]

“I never say my lines the same way in any take. Is that a bad habit?”

An Actor asked me an interesting question: “I never say my lines the same way in any take. Is that a bad habit?” YES, that is a bad habit. As an actor you have to be consistent in every take and setup. Here’s why: 1. As an actor, it is your job to learn your […]

Happy Chocolate Day!

I’ve never really cared for Valentine’s Day. I don’t want to kill the spirit for the ones who do care, but let’s face it: it’s another commercial day where they want you to spend your money on hearts, teddy bears and… chocolate. Chocolate! That’s a word that changes everything… That’s how they trick you into […]

Potato-Fennel Soup (Pressure Cooker)

After a long day at work I don’t always have time to cook a hearty meal. I figured a pressure cooker could be just what I need to make a nutritious and tasty meal in no time. Today I decided to use my pressure cooker for the first time and made a soup using basically […]

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