School of Doc

February 16, 2018

Jacob Britta’s book on editing documentary film is a how-to that is firmly lodged in the digital technology of 2018. While new in many ways, it employs basic editing logic and draws on timeless, as well as current, examples to illustrate editing skills. […]

Celebrity Crush

February 16, 2018

In ‘The King of Comedy’ (1983), directed by Martin Scorsese from Newsweek film critic Paul D. Zimmerman’s script, fledgling comic Rupert Pupkin wants to be a star. Obsessed with celebrity itself, he emerges from the subculture of fandom to take a shot at fame by kidnapping late night talk show host Jerry Langford. […]

Terrence Malick’s ‘Days of Heaven’

February 16, 2018

October 1978. A weekday afternoon in Manhattan. I stumble into daylight, having just experienced something which has so floored me that I’m numb, twisted around, and can’t remember which subway takes me back downtown — so I start walking, trying to make sense of what I’d just seen. […]

Assessing the Media Landscape for Common Ground

December 11, 2017

“The Storytellers Dilemma: Overcoming the Challenges in the Media Age” is meant for everyone who works in the media industries, whether in content creation, post-production finance or distribution. […]

‘October’ Surprise
The Revolution Will Be Edited

December 8, 2017

After 90 years, the premiere of Sergei Eisenstein’s October on November 7, 1927 at Leningrad’s Bolshoi Theatre still endures as the most famous screening of an unparalleled motion picture epic that was never shown publicly in its entirety. […]

Planet Waves – Walter Murch and the Sounds of the Solar System

August 4, 2017

The title of Lawrence Weschler’s book, “Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists,” is complex and slightly mysterious, fitting for an exploration into the mind of legendary picture editor, sound designer, sound editor, re-recording mixer, writer and director Walter Murch, ACE, CAS, MPSE. […]

Rick Alexander on ‘Ronin’

August 4, 2017

In 1998, when re-recording mixers Rick Alexander and Richard D. Rogers first met with director John Frankenheimer about working on “Ronin,” there were many subjects that could have been discussed. […]

The Ladies of the Footlights Club

August 4, 2017

Director Gregory La Cava introduced moviegoers to a host of energetic young women living together in a theatrical boarding house, struggling for survival and stardom on the New York stage, when his “Stage Door” premiered in San Francisco 80 years ago, on October 6, 1937. […]

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