The Compositor’s Apprentice
Blackmagic’s Fusion 9

February 16, 2018

Compositing is a critical part of the filmmaking process, the step where, after months of production, all the elements of a scene are assembled. It’s where visual effects-heavy shots come into their own, and filmmakers finally see their visions come to life. […]

PASSAGES – Joe Staton

December 8, 2017

Joe Staton passed away on August 1, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 81. Born in Harlem, New York City, Joe was a veteran of the Korean War. […]

PASSAGES – Cecilia (Cil) Perna

December 8, 2017

The motion picture industry lost one of our finest Foley and ADR mixers on October 11, 2017. Not only was she kind and supportive to everyone, but Cecilia Perna could mix with her eyes closed; mixing and sound was second nature to her. […]

At the Point of Crisis, Survival Is Victory

December 8, 2017

I recently took a CPR class at the Editors Guild offices in LA, which was organized through The Wellness Program. I felt compelled to take the class after a colleague saved the life of our color timer after he had a heart attack during a meeting on “Dunkirk.” […]

PASSAGES – Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE

December 8, 2017

On August 1, the arts, entertainment and advertising community lost a respected, inventive visual craftsmen: award-winning editor Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE. […]

PASSAGES – Paul Rodriguez, MPSE

December 8, 2017

Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez, MPSE, passed away September 26 in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest after a brief hospitalization. He was 65. […]

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