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Magic, Movies and the Art of Film Editing

Magic, Movies and the Art of Film Editing This post is about magic, movies and the art of film editing, and how all those things can come together to deliver a little child-like wonder. To me, the...

What do Assistant Editors Have to Know?

What do Assistant Editors Have to Know? The first step to making your way to the editing chair on a big TV show or movie is to become an assistant editor. The chances are you’ll get your foot...

5 Books on Film Editing for 2019

5 Books on Film Editing for 2019 If you’re looking for an up to date book to read on the craft, business and technique of film editing, then most of these books will deliver that in spades...

DaVinci Resolve 16 Tutorials and Training

DaVinci Resolve 16 Tutorials and Training DaVinci Resolve 16 is now officially out of beta and available for download from BlackmagicDesign.com. In this post I’ve rounded up the best DaVinci...

New Features in Assimilate SCRATCH 9.1

New Features in Assimilate SCRATCH 9.1 What’s new in Assimilate SCRATCH 9.1 Using Assimilate SCRATCH for the first time Assimilate the makers of SCRATCH have recently released a major update to...

The Making of a Classic – Editing Heat

The Making of a Classic – Editing Heat Michael Mann’s Heat is one of my favourite films. Nearly 25  years after its release it’s still inspiring filmmakers today with its masterful...

The Best High End Stock Video Footage Sites

The Best High End Stock Video Footage Sites Compared There has never been a better time to make use of royalty free stock video footage in your edit. This is because there are (finally!) some truly...

How to Edit a Movie Trailer

How to Edit a Movie Trailer For me, watching the trailers at the movies is one of the best parts of a trip to the cinema. And if you’ve ever thought – that looks like fun – then the...

72 FCPX Tips from Ripple Training Live

72 FCPX Tips from Ripple Training Live If you want to learn Final Cut Pro in an in-depth and systematic way, then the training from RippleTraining.com is excellent. It’s well structured, easy...

Using an OLED TV for Post Production

Using an OLED TV for Film Post Production When you spend all day looking at images, as I do as a film editor, you really want to look at them on the best possible display you can, or at least the...

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