Category Archives: Editing
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2011 was a big year for new products and Apple and Canon certainly hogged the spotlight with their respective releases. But that wasn't the whole story. Not so surprisingly our readers-who span many craft categories-were drawn in the largest numbers to camera and software reviews and news, as well as high-profile project stories, that told them something they didn't know before.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close deals with one of the most fraught subjects that can be tackled by a filmmaker - the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Set in New York City between 2001 and 2003, the film sees the events through the eyes of a child who lived them. The subject matter complicated things for the editorial team, which was tasked not just with handling the material with appropriate sensitivity, but with organizing a significant amount of VFX work depicting the New York City of 10 years ago, all with an end-of-year release date looming ever closer. Film & Video spoke with associate editor David A. Smith about the special challenges of the project.
For dailies screenings and color-correction on TNT's Dallas, a relaunch of the classic TV franchise that's slated to debut next summer, MTI Film in Los Angeles is turning to IP networks to move footage between Texas and Hollywood in real time. Producers in Dallas, Texas, will screen and approve dailies using MTI's Remote Control Dailies, and MTI staff colorists will correct the footage in L.A.
Still frustrated by the introduction of Final Cut Pro X? Baffled by the trackless timeline? Flummoxed by the lack of support for XML and EDLs? Irritated by the missing pro features? Evan Schechtman feels your pain. The founder of Outpost Digital and CTO of @Radical Media in New York doesn't think FCPX is ready for prime time, either. But if the widely perceived failings of FCPX are making you consider abandoning Final Cut completely as an editorial platform, he has some advice: "Everybody just breathe. Just chill."
Editors on a Transformers movie use the script and previsualizations as starting points, then build the picture scene by scene - even as the evolution of VFX shots opens new directions in storytelling and the effects of 3D help dictate the editing rhythms.
With new support for a range of capture formats, expanded After Effects capabilities and the introduction of Adobe Audition for Mac, Adobe CS5.5 has a lot to offer a wide gamut of new and emerging content creators.
In this video tutorial, Kevin P. McAuliffe, a senior editor at MIJO in Toronto, shows you how to clean up the noise that comes from downloading and importing already compressed video clips from stock video sources online.
The 2011 NAB show floor was more eclectic than ever, hosting demos of single-body stereo 3D cameras and bleeding-edge DI tools alongside sexy glimpses of new Thunderbolt storage devices, iPad dailies and color-correction and, well, that makeshift tattoo booth outside the big Red tent. But if there was any overarching theme this year, it might be mobility.
Quantel came to NAB this year with the cloud on its mind. Touting "global teamworking," the company was positioning its new QTube system for accessing and editing footage over IP connections as a revolutionary new tool.