ART OF THE CUT with Joan Sobel, ACE, on editing “The Rhythm Section”

ART OF THE CUT with Joan Sobel, ACE, on editing "The Rhythm Section" 1

Joan Sobel, ACE worked as first assistant editor to editing legend Sally Menke on several films, including both Kill Bill films. She edited 2002’s Oscar-winning short The Accountant and the 2005 feature film, The Quiet, followed by a steady string of work including A Single Man, Admission, and The Perfect Guy. I’d previously interview Joan […]

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Blackmagic Design Camera Setup 6.8 For Pocket 4K and 6K

Pocket 6K

Camera Setup 6.8 has just been released by Blackmagic Design. The new firmware improves the boot-up time for both the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K. This new setup also fixes a problem with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K where Canon EF lens stabilization was not able to turn on if the lens’ […]

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16″ Macbook Pro Video Export Performance Tests

2019 16″ Macbook Pro Performance Tests

I recently updated a 2017 Apple MacBook Pro to the larger 2019 model. Here are my 16″ Macbook Pro video export performance tests in Premiere Pro and FCPx. While carefully deciding on this new laptop and the specifications, I was frustrated by the lack of speed tests and performance examples that addressed my specific workflow […]

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Invention of Sound for Movies

Invention of Sound for Movies 2

Having seen “Making Waves,” I am thrilled to see the attention being paid to film sound. Certainly sound effects, music and even the human voice have never played so large a role as they do in today’s film productions. In the early days, this artistry wasn’t even a remote possibility. It was a long time […]

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