Crossing the ‘Rubicon’ with New Workflow: Why Not Keep it All in the Cutting Room?

November 1, 2010

“Bring the work back into the cutting room” is the mantra of Terry Kelley, A.C.E. To save both money and time producing television shows and movies, picture editor Kelley has established a new workflow procedure that has proven successful on two television series—Showtime’s Brotherhood (2006-2008) and the conspiracy thriller Rubicon, which just finished its first season on AMC. […]

Film School Confidential: Does It Really Matter?

September 1, 2010

In the age of YouTube, making movies no longer seems complicated. With an expanding range of visual media and easy access to affordable camcorders and editing software, many can shoot and arrange scenes without a big crew. […]

The Zimmermen: A Hollywood Editing Dynasty

August 1, 2010

Such strong ties are borne at home. But for this family, they are also the result of years spent together in Hollywood’s cutting rooms. All three sons have learned the master craft of picture editing under the tutelage of the paterfamilias, otherwise known as “Big D.” […]

Otherworldly Workflow

January 1, 2010

If you think that unwrapping the mysteries of transcoding file-based camera footage provides its challenges, you will find the post-production workflow on Avatar either very scary, or a completely visionary model of things to come. […]

It Came Right Out of the Movie Screen: A Look at 3-D Movies of the 50’s

January 1, 2010

In the early 1950s, the film industry, hoping to lure audiences back into theatres from their new TV sets, created more movies in color and introduced widescreen formats that could not be reproduced on the small screen. Between 1952 and 1954, it even tried to recapture viewers with movies in 3-D, the process created to intensify the illusion of depth. […]

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