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. […]

Follow the Blu-ray Way: Restored, Hi-Rez ‘Oz’ Is a Horse of a Different Color

November 1, 2009

The Wizard of Oz re-released on home video? Again? That’s a question that’s going to be asked a lot as the studios finally dip into their libraries to release evergreen films, ingrained in our cultural consciousness, in the Blu-ray format. And nothing is quite as ingrained as The Wizard of Oz, one of the most watched and beloved films of all time. […]

Still Loving ‘Lucy’

November 1, 2009

From the CineMontage archives, a 2009 interview with the award-winning editor, Dann Cahn, about the beginnings of the I Love Lucy show and the ground-breaking editorial requirements for the three-camera production. […]

Fixing Television, One Show at a Time

November 1, 2009

To hear Stuart Bass, ACE, talk about television editing, one might think he has an insouciant attitude towards his craft. “Editing comedy is a specific talent…it’s just difficult to say what that talent is,” he says glibly. […]

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