The Department of ‘Homeland’ (Editorial) Security

January 1, 2013

The editorial opportunities have obviously changed as the series has evolved. According to Goldman, one of the goals for the pilot was to cut every scene so that it could be interpreted that Brody was either a terrorist or was just messed up from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. […]

Creating a More Immersive Experience

November 1, 2012

A project so reliant on the most updated, state-of-the-art filmmaking technology that it would have been inconceivable — let alone impossible to realize — even just few years ago, ‘Life of Pi’ presented director Ang Lee and his editor, Tim Squyres, A.C.E., with many challenges in post-production to get this film made. Squyres discussed them with CineMontage. […]

Sync Hole: An ADR Editor’s Walk on the Wild Side

September 15, 2012

Shortly after its theatrical release, having barely made back its cost, the film was pulled from distribution, and quickly forgotten. In the decades that followed, it never quite acquired the noble status of a cult classic, nor was it ridiculed as one of the Golden Turkeys — the worst pictures ever made. It simply disappeared from view. […]

My Father, the Soundman: Coming Full Circle on the Fox Lot

September 1, 2012

My anticipation was always a mixture of excitement and fear — excitement that I was going to the studio where my father made movies, but fear because the actual reason for the visit was to see the dentist, which, given my age, could mean the extraction of baby teeth. The fear usually won out. […]

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