Are “Editors who will work for free” a threat to “professional Editors”?

With affordable and user-friendly editing systems such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere being ubiquitous these days, lots of post-production professionals feel their careers threatened in some way. It is very common to see job ads looking for editors with their own system in exchange for a copy and credit. This is because independent […]

Editing as an Art Form

August Lumiere, one of the “inventors” of cinema, has reportedly said that cinema “can be exploited for a while as a scientific curiosity; beyond that it had no commercial future”. Pioneers like George Melies, Edwin S. Porter and D.W. Griffith soon put Lumiere to shame by taking his invention and turning it into an art […]

A Couple of Tricks to Impress the Producers

Your meal is cooked, it’s time to serve it! A good presentation is more appealing and impresses everybody. Same goes with screening your cuts. With technology making it so easy these days, directors and producers are somewhat spoiled by seeing cuts as polished as possible. This means that if you’re screening something for the director […]

A Culinary Approach to Music and Sound Effects

These days, even though you are technically a “Picture Editor”, you are expected to know how to edit music and sound effects as well. Sound is a great storytelling medium and it gives us the opportunity to add another dimension to our cuts. Music is like the sauce of a meal. A good one will […]

What’s new on AVID Media Composer 4

Last night AVID had a demo of the new Media Composer 4 at Key Code Media’s new location in Burbank. MC 4 has plenty of cool new features that will make our work flow a lot more pleasant and faster.

Art of Editing / Art of Cooking

Give the same script and shots to ten different editors, and give the same recipe and ingredients to ten different cooks. What do you get? Different cuts and different dishes! This is the beauty of Art… If the editor or the cook don’t know what they’re doing the results may be luckily successful, but are […]

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