A Company Man But A Union Man: Ben Lewis (1894-1970)

May 1, 2012

In a way, Ben Lewis, one of the three founding members of the Society of Motion Picture Film Editors (SMPFE) — now the Motion Picture Editors Guild — was the quintessential company man, working 45 of his 52 years in the cutting room at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. […]

The 75 Best Edited Films

May 1, 2012

The results of a survey of Editors Guild members to name their choices for the best edited film of all time, taking into consideration picture, sound and music editing, as well as re-recording mixing […]

A New Hue in Sound: Talent and Technology Coverage at Technicolor at Paramount

March 1, 2012

Representing one of the most exciting new sound post-production facilities to be built in Tinsel Town in several decades, the Technicolor at Paramount complex on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood comprises eight re-recording theatres, three ADR stages, a large Foley stage, eight sound design suites, 16 editorial suites, six DVD/ Digital New Media editing/encoding rooms and a pair of 7.1-channel HD video layback/ Transfer/QC rooms. […]

The CinemaScope Rebound

March 1, 2012

With the inauguration of television after World War II, motion picture attendance suffered a precipitous decline. From 1946 to 1952, attendance at movie theatres had dropped by almost half, from 83 million to 46 million per week. […]

What’s Under the Hood

March 1, 2012

For both mixing and workstation technologies at Technicolor’s new post complex, Avid served as the primary hardware supplier. […]

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