Technical Challenges

August 1, 2016

The CBS-TV hit Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen and now in its 18th season, has a winning formula: Viewers watch a diverse group of people living together in a house, as […]

El Sonido de ‘Narcos’

August 1, 2016

Scheduled to unveil on September 2 in its 10-episode entirety, Season 2 of Netflix’s hit series Narcos is expected to prove as popular as the initial offering — and probably will be viewed in extended binge-watching sessions […]

Gurus of the Guild

June 1, 2016

Mentoring has always been key to the art and craft of editing. In the days before film schools, it was the only way to learn the techniques and practices of the so-called “invisible art,” […]

Not Your Grandfather’s ‘Roots’

June 1, 2016

“Behold Kunta Kinte.” If those words ring a bell, you were around for Roots, one of the most forward-thinking and groundbreaking events in the history of television. […]

Sabine’s Plan

June 1, 2016

Veteran New York indie film editor Sabine Hoffman, ACE, discovered film editing and began her career as a student in Berlin. […]

Rebooting ‘Roots’

June 1, 2016

The idea to reboot the legendary, award-winning miniseries Roots nearly 40 years later was executive producer Mark Wolper’s, and it did not come easily. […]

Oscar Worthy Sound Editors: 2016

February 1, 2016

The films of this year’s Oscar nominees in the Sound Editing category range from the story of a run-and-hide rebellion in post-apocalyptic Australia, to emergent threats to galactic peace, through an astronaut left behind on Mars by his crew, a frontiersman fighting for survival after a bear attack, and the unrelenting war on drugs. […]

Why Is It Called ‘Foley’ Anyway?

February 1, 2016

It was the late 1920s and Jack Foley was a producer, director and writer working at Universal Pictures at its old location on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. […]

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