To The Aotg.com Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will no longer be updating Aotg.com. Back in 2007, when we started, there was a lack of access to information about film, television, and commercial editing. We wanted to fix that by creating a central location for content about editing to be stored.

Since then, we've watched the amount of content about editing on the internet grow exponentially. We've also watched social media tools come and go with that growth. Does anyone remember Google Wave!? These social media tools changed how people access and search for media and information. People tend to turn to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for their news and information, and those are all great tools to promote your sites, but as a site that aggregates links to other sites for users, it just doesn't work for us.

We will keep the site live but archive the ability to add links and comments. We will keep our database live with the links for those who desire to use it to search for editing information and research.

Our podcast, The Cutting Room, will move over to the Filmmakeru.com website and will continue to be a place for interviews with editors and other film professionals.

Everyone who worked for Aotg.com loved what we created and are proud that we could help so many editors find content that spoke to them.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the various post events worldwide in the coming years!

Yours truly,
Gordon Burkell
Aotg.com Founder

75th Anniversary Gala

December 1, 2012, 06:25 PM

https://www.editorsguild.com/magazine.cfm?ArticleI...

The Motion Picture Editors Guild held a gala reception to mark its 75th Anniversary on Saturday, October 6, at the landmark Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event was attended by over 750 Guild members, retirees, Guild staff and guests, many of them in vintage dress to commemorate the historical aspect of the anniversary.

#mpeg#editor#history
Understanding MPEG-DASH Webinar

November 14, 2012, 01:57 PM

http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_business_of_onl...

Thursday at 2pm ET I'll be moderating another StreamingMedia.com webinar, this time on the topic of, "Understanding The Business and Technical Challenges of MPEG-DASH". Learn about MPEG DASH transcoding for adaptive bit rate applications optimizing image quality: bit-rate, resolution and video processing; factors to consider when making a stream selection; dealing with large files when a single video stream has multiple language streams; and sharing segmented files using manifests of...

#mpeg#dash#h264#h265
The Current State of Codecs

November 12, 2012, 01:35 PM

http://www.videomaker.com/article/15374-the-curren...

There's much more to visual communication than simply slapping a series of shots together. With video, you need to think about the way you connect your shots.

#mpeg#apple#codecs#codec#visual communications#prores 4444#prores 422#h264
MPEG founder urges broadcasters to use DASH

November 5, 2012, 04:01 PM

http://broadcastengineering.com/blog/mpeg-founder-...

The headline of a recent interview with Leonardo Chiariglione, the godfather of MPEG, was his comment that DASH was going to be as big as MPEG2, but the subtext was in its way even more revealing.

#mpeg#broadcasters#dash
MPEG: OPINION: LABOR PERSPECTIVE OF THE ELECTION

October 29, 2012, 04:46 PM

https://www.editorsguild.com/FromTheGuild.cfm?From...

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, and Matt Loeb, President of the IATSE have endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election and urge you to cast your ballot for him on November 6.

#labor#mpeg#union#2012#election#film editor#motion picture editors guild#richard trumbka

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