Editing

Editing

The Art of Montage: Battleship Potemkin

Montage — Many films probably come to mind when thinking of that word. Montage is a popular artistic choice in movies and television. It enables the filmmaker to emote a feeling while using minimal to no dialogue. For those who ...
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Video Effects: When and How to Use Them

Have you ever seen the slideshows and montages that old people make where they use all these strange transitions that make you cringe? Well, that’s the sort of  trap many new editors fall into. When I first started editing, I ...
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Choosing Your Editing Program

This short post is for the aspiring editors out there wondering what program they should use. The answer is very simple: not Windows Movie Maker. End of post. What? Too short? Okay fine. I suppose I’ll talk about the programs ...
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How I Developed As a Video Editor

This is a very long story and probably overly detailed, but it’s my story and I hope you like it. I am a video editor. Kind of. I suppose it’s something I do. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get paid ...
Editing

The Musical Editing of ‘Whiplash’

In a previous blog post, I talked about why I think the editing Transporter 3 is worthy of attention. I should have discussed Whiplash since it won the Oscar for best editing, but I’m stubborn and prefer using my own examples. ...
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The Basics of Sound Design for the Editor

Sound design is something that rarely comes up in discussions about editing. I’m not sure if the film editors just don’t think about it, or if they assume it’s someone else’s job. During the video production, editors work with video, ...
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How To: Find Good Music Without Spending A Fortune

As an independent filmmaker, finding music that works with your project can be an extremely difficult task to accomplish. Luckily our Lead Post-Production Supervisor, Kenji Ito, is here to represent our video production school, and give you some advice on ...