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Tips for Discovering, Developing and Enhancing You

February 7, 2018, 11:14 AM


As CEO of EditStock I review hundreds of cuts each year. As you can imagine, I’m very familiar with the mistakes most burgeoning editors make, but there’s one area in particular they all seem to struggle with: Style.

What Does A Director Of Photography Do?

February 7, 2018, 10:53 AM


You may recognize some big names in this group but what does a director of photography actually do? Let's jump into all the different responsibilities.

#film#filmmaking#director#photography#place tags here: dp
Five Essential Habits for Filmmakers

February 2, 2018, 13:07 PM


It is so important to develop clarity in practice of creativity. Filmmaking is a practice. Just like dance or songwriting or painting are practices. It takes repetition and exploration to develop ability. The best creativity often comes in a flash of inspiration. So it is in the creative person’s best interests to pay attention to what she focuses on and to develop inspiring work habits and routines.

Understanding the Power of Film Editing

November 30, 2017, 10:33 AM


There's a lot of creative power held in the hands of the film editor. In this post I round up some superb video essays that unpack some of the theoretical and practical ways you can wield that power for better storytelling results...

#film editing#video editing#film theory#editing theory#improve your film editing

September 12, 2017, 11:51 AM


Editor Ryan Charles takes a look at what makes P.T. Anderson's INHERENT VICE so inherently confusing.

#video#film#movie#critique#essay#inherent vice#pt anderson
NCE Masterclass: House of Cards

August 28, 2017, 15:07 PM


NCE's annual international masterlass on film editing focuses on scripted TV, with special guests Lisa Bromwell, ACE and Byron Smith, ACE, both editors of many episodes of Netflix' groundbreaking show House of Cards. September 23, Utrecht, The Netherlands (in English)

#editing#nce#house of cards#masterclass#scripted tv
Plot is Not the Key to Great Cinema

August 2, 2017, 09:12 AM


When I was twelve years old—bear with me, this will get relevant soon—I and a number of friends and relatives went to see The Addams Family at a well-appointed movie theater in San Diego. I had already seen the movie once, but with compromises being what they are this was the only movie everyone could agree to see and so I agreed, having liked it the first time, to see it again. Before the trailers started, a friend of my dad’s who was a writer and wore leather jackets and was cool, turned to me and asked me how I’d liked the picture the first time, and added that I must have liked it if I was agreeable to see it again. “It’s fun,” I said. But because I wanted him to think I was smart—cool was a bridge too far; this was, after all, a man who owned more than one leather jacket and whose girlfriend was blonde and rather hyperbolic in appearance—I added “But the plot’s kind of stupid.” Soon the lights went down, the movie commenced, and was fun (again). And my dad’s cool writer friend turned to me approvingly and said, “That was fun. And you were right about the plot.” And I felt smart. And almost cool.

Katie Hinsen: media industry thought leader

July 13, 2017, 17:37 PM


Katie Hinsen's thoughtful articles cover the industry from a wide perspective, commenting on the state of the workplace, the workforce, technology, media and the future.

The Professional Identity-Crisis of the Editor

July 2, 2017, 16:17 PM


Psychologist Jocelyn Handy tries to explain film industry freelanders’ willingness to give so much for so little, to the behavior of addicts. Sociologists David Hesmondhalgh and Sarah Baker noted a “hedonism” in workers from creative industries. While analysts warn that by accepting these declining conditions, people are harming themselves and others, editors will tell you that they love their job, and that this is just the way it is these days.

#editing#post production#editors#workplace
The Basics Of A TV Production Schedule

May 18, 2017, 05:04 AM


Is it really accurate to talk about production when the theme is TV? For production, it smells of fixed procedures, known milestones, and defined requirements - while TV is being developed according to a plan that is constantly changing as one learns from its TV production.

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