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October 17, 2009, 20:09 PM


On September 29, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented "Editing for Animation," the second installment of its "Perspectives in Editing" series at the Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood. A panel of five of today’s leading animation editors—John Carnochan, A.C.E. (Beauty and the Beast, Ice Age, The Simpsons Movie): Kevin Nolting (Up); Nancy Frazen (An Extremely Goofy Movie, Space Jam); Kent Beyda, A.C.E. (Scooby-Doo); and Lois Freeman-Fox (Fantasia/2000, Osmosis Jones)—were...

Expert Connections

October 16, 2009, 20:08 PM


Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend an editing workshop with double Emmy award winning editor Kris Trexler where we looked at how he cuts the genre he’s most known for namely television comedy. Suffice to say I got a great deal from the two days he spent with us some of which I want to share with you today. But beyond that it got me to thinking...

A Challenge From JOFE

October 16, 2009, 20:07 PM


I am writing a syllabus for a course on editing theory, practice, and history to accompany my new book, Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know. I will post it on my website under "Free" as soon as I’m done.

Top Ten Reasons Avid Beats Final Cut Pro

October 15, 2009, 20:06 PM


I just left an event in Burbank hosted by Key Code Media and Avid where they showcased the new Avid Media Composer 4.0 software. It's amazing! With a ton of new features but for now, here's my list: TOP TEN REASONS AVID BEATS FINAL CUT PRO...

Episode 15

October 14, 2009, 20:05 PM


Little Frog in HD's Edit Bay Podcast number 15 is up! In this episode LFIHD Talks about "This one is a story about how long it took me to edit ONE ACT of a show."

Editing Beyond the Laws of Physics

October 14, 2009, 20:04 PM


Back in 2003 when I converted my basement to full blown edit suite (a year long process), it was both a blessing and curse all at once. Gone was the commute and fighting with Chicagoland traffic. I could sleep in later and "get home" from work earlier. Sounds great!

Happy Birthday Edit Foundry!!

October 14, 2009, 20:03 PM


On October 12th the Edit Foundry was born. An idea of mine was to create a blog that focused solely on the aspect of editing. For the past twelve month I’ve created over 30 posts and discussed many topics. The site has had over 5,000 page views. Not bad for such a focused blog. As I enter year two I’m looking forward to many more posts.

Key Points

October 14, 2009, 20:02 PM


In August a creature I never saw bit my foot when I dipped it into a salt water estuary at in the Florida Keys. The episode contained all the elements of an action drama:

Cutting Room Eps. 019 - Malcolm Jamieson Pt. 2

October 13, 2009, 12:42 PM


The final part to our interview with Malcolm Jamieson, editor of such shows as Mad Men, Bored to Death and Nurse Jackie.

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