The Ultimate Upgrade: James Haygood on Taking ‘TRON’ into the 21st Century

January 1, 2011

In the summer of 1982, Disney and director Steven Lisberger introduced TRON, a landmark special effects film that took us into a dangerous, groundbreaking computer world. Computer graphics were in their infancy, and nearly every frame also featured hand-drawn and rotoscoped ani- mated effects. The film was ahead of its time, and some audiences didn’t know what to make of it. […]

French Twist: Monteuse Francoise Bonnot et ‘La Tempete’

January 1, 2011

After editing all four of Julie Taymor’s films, including the latest, The Tempest, the gender- bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play that opened via Miramax December 10, Françoise Bonnot, A.C.E., has come to believe that the director bridges time by mixing past and present sensibilities and techniques. […]

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. […]

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