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Walter Murch and The Rule of Six

December 4, 2018, 06:03 AM


Over the years, I have blogged several times about Walter Murch (see links below) whose work as a sound designer and film editor is notable in such movies as Julia, Apocalypse Now, Ghost, The English Patient, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. In my view, Murch has written one of the best screenwriting books — “The Blink of an Eye” — only it’s not about screenwriting, but rather film editing. However since screenwriting is so much about scene construction, perspective, and transitions between scenes, I find Murch’s insights profoundly beneficial to our craft.

Fred Patten, Anime/Manga Historian, Dies at 77

November 21, 2018, 06:08 AM


Fred Patten, noted writer and historian, whose encyclopedic memory and passion for knowledge crisscrossed fandom worlds of animation, science fiction, anime, manga and furries, passed away November 12. He was 77. Though wheelchair bound since a 2005 stroke, Fred nevertheless stayed current in his collecting and research, reviewing books, films and shows up until the time of his passing.

The Best Instagram Accounts for Filmmakers (2018)

September 4, 2018, 21:40 PM


While there are tons of amazing Instagram accounts filmmakers can take inspiration from, there aren't many out there specifically for filmmakers. We put together a bit of both to create what we think is the best list of Instagram accounts for filmmakers on the whole entire internet. Get your finger on that follow button.

Magnatude Facilities Deploys EditShare EFS & Flow

August 30, 2018, 11:03 AM


EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that Cape Town, South Africa-based Magnatude Facilities, a division of Okuhle Media Group, has selected an XStream EFS 300 scale out storage platform, EFS 40NL nearline storage nodes and Flow media asset management to overhaul their media entire workflow.

#post production#editshare#shared storage#media asset management
Archiware provides Backup for Deutsches Museum

August 27, 2018, 07:17 AM


Archiware GmbH, leading manufacturer of data management software specializing in data backup and archive, has supplied Archiware Pure VMware® backup, latest addition to the Archiware product portfolio, to Deutsches Museum, Munich.

3 Tips to Use Stock Footage More Effectively

July 6, 2018, 15:51 PM


Stock footage can seem boring, and like something you'd want to avoid at all costs. But in this tutorial we look at 3 tips to using stock footage more effectively in your videos. So whether you want to use stock footage or find yourself needing to use it against your will, we're going to show you how to make the most of it!

5 Tips To Make Text Look Better In Premiere Pro

June 26, 2018, 15:13 PM


Learn how to make your text look it's best in Premiere Pro. Almost all professional videos incorporate text in some way, shape, or form, so you'll want to make sure that your text ls looking it's best. In this tutorial we give 5 tips to do just that, so let's open up Premiere Pro and take a look together!

#premiere pro cc 2018#text in premiere pro#typography#text tips#typeface tips#font#basic text#how to use text better
How being a special needs dad helps me be a better

June 12, 2018, 10:04 AM


I take my jobs as editor and as a father very seriously, but it is also important to note that I am happy. Here are some things that I have learned over the years. I have made mistakes in every one of these rules, but I try every day to be better.

#editor#editing#post production#conan#team coco#parent#parenting#special needs
How To Use YouTube Cards And End Screens

May 11, 2018, 12:07 PM


Learn how to use YouTube Cards and End Screens to engage with your audience and to increase their session watch time.

Tell Better Stories. The Battery Method.

April 6, 2018, 15:20 PM


A times, ‘story’ feels like an invisible ghost that’s too complex to tackle. This small tactic from the master storyteller Robert McKee has made navigating story much easier for me.

#story#filmmaking#storytelling#robert mckee

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