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

How I made a Documentary by Myself

December 2, 2021, 10:16 AM

https://eks.tv/how-i-made-a-documentary-by-myself/

A breakdown of the process I used to make a historical documentary in under a year. Research, writing, filming, editing and animation are all discussed.

#postproduction#filmmaking#documentary#animation
The Colonie Adds Three Assistant Editors

April 5, 2019, 08:41 PM

https://www.aotg.com/the-colonie-adds-three-assistant-editors/

The Chicago-Based Editorial and Postproduction Company Continues to Staff Up, Keeping Pace With The Growing Demand for its Full-Service Approach to Broadcast Spots, Social Media Packages, Integrated Campaigns and Long-Form Content

#editing#postproduction#motion design#the colonie#expansions
The Colonie's Rodgers Cuts Towkio’s Music Video

April 30, 2018, 05:28 PM

https://www.aotg.com/the-colonies-rodgers-cuts-towkios-music-video/

The Colonie's Nathan Rodgers helped set the pace for Chicago rapper Towkio's music video, ‘Symphony,’ a new single dropped from the artist’s album, WWW. The project tapped the editor's broad range of skills. He work with director Andre Muir on developing the finer points of the video, was a postproduction producer on the project and collaborated closely with the crew and The Colonie's VFX talent to provide a cost-effective approach to bring Muir's vision to life.

#vfx#postproduction#broadcast#symphony#editorial#the colonie#bob ackerman#social media#music video#mary caddy#towkio
NMPA Closed Caption Workshop #9

October 18, 2016, 08:57 AM

https://youtu.be/vTgdvtaywHw

Thursday, September 15, 2016 6 to 8pm, Chris Paul of Post Office Video presented "Closed Captioning and Subtitling Your Films." Chris discussed Closed Captions… Open Captions… Subtitles… We see them on TV programs, DVD’s, streaming media and foreign films. They are required by the FCC on programs longer than 15 minutes and strongly recommended on anything shorter. Should you be putting them on your projects? How do you make them? Is the built-in captioning in apps like Adobe Premiere goo...

#postproduction#edit#new mexico post alliance#caption#captioning#subtitles#captions#mac caption
The Colonie Cuts spot for Toyota Corolla 2017

October 13, 2016, 12:59 PM

https://www.aotg.com/the-colonie-cuts-spot-for-toyota-corolla-2017/

Burrell Communications Calls Upon Cutter Bob Ackerman & the Creative Editorial Boutique’s Team for ‘I Do,’ An Upbeat Commercial With a Contemporary Feel Tailored to its Young African American Target Market

#postproduction#editorial#commercials
The Colonie Revs Up for Toyota Corolla 2017

October 13, 2016, 12:51 PM

https://www.aotg.com/the-colonie-revs-up-for-toyota-corolla-2017/

The Colonie recently teamed with Burrell Communications to provide editorial, VFX and design services for ‘I Do,’ a broadcast spot introducing the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Creative editor, Bob Ackerman took the automaker’s tagline, ‘Let’s Go Places,’ and ran with it. Fast-paced cuts and editing effects helped create an upbeat message that celebrates the bold creativity of both the new Corolla, as well as its target audience - today's ‘on-the-go’ generation of young African Americans ...

#editing#vfx#postproduction#broadcast#commercials
The Colonie Cuts Blue Point Brewing Co. Spot

July 22, 2016, 07:02 AM

https://www.aotg.com/the-colonie-cuts-blue-point-brewing-co-spot/

VSA Partners’ new media campaign for Blue Point Brewing Company taps the talents of The Colonie editor Bob Ackerman and his team for “Patchogue’s Got It All,” a comedic spot that takes a disarming approach to introducing the premium craft beer and a refreshed brand that’s both subtle and bold.

#editing#postproduction#commercials#the colonie#bob ackerman#spots
The Colonie Cuts Comedic and Hard-Hitting PSAs for

June 22, 2016, 10:15 AM

https://www.aotg.com/the-colonie-cuts-comedic-and-hard-hitting-psas-for/

HY Connect Calls Upon Editor Tom Pastorelle and the Chicago-Based Editorial and Post Boutique’s Full Roster of Services forthe American Academy of Dermatology’s Broadcast Campaign About the Dangers of Sun Exposure & Strategies for Prevention and Early Detection of Melanoma

#editing#vfx#postproduction#the colonie#tom patoreltle
"Looking Good" A Comedic PSA Cut By The Colonie

June 22, 2016, 10:02 AM

https://www.aotg.com/looking-good-a-comedic-psa-cut-by-the-colonie/

Cut to a contagious beat by Tom Pastorale of The Colonie, “Looking Good," a PSA for the American Academy of Dermatology” takes a light-hearted approach to a serious issue. The :30 spot opens with a portly middle-aged man sprightly dancing around the bathroom with a towel wrapped around his waist, occasionally pausing to strike a comical pose in the mirror as he admires himself - while the VO stresses the importance of men examining their skin for signs of melanoma.

#postproduction#editorial#the colonie#tom pastoralle
NMPA Presents - John Putch & Kenneth Segura Knoll

December 30, 2015, 05:57 PM

http://nmpost.org/nmpapresentsputchknoll/

THE NEW MEXICO POST ALLIANCE & INVEST NEW MEXICO Present John Putch & Kenneth Segura Knoll “How to Fund and Make the Micro Budget Movie” Saturday, January 23rd at the South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, the New Mexico Post Alliance and Invest New Mexico host Maverick Independent Filmmaker John Putch and New Mexico Producer and Founder of the Crowd Funding portal, InvestNewMexico.us, Kenneth Segura Knoll. Registration Required

#film#production#postproduction#filmmaking#indie#micro budget#john putch#film funding#kenneth sugarer knoll

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