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Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

As one year finishes and another begins, it’s traditional to look back and reflect on the last 12 months. However this time I’m going to stretch…

The “large format” look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K

The “large format” look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K

What’s the big deal about large format cinematography? Shallow focus on wide shots. It’s a big deal. One of my local rental houses, Videofax, recently took…

ART OF THE CUT: Editing the ACE nominated Molly’s Game

ART OF THE CUT: Editing the ACE nominated Molly’s Game

Aaron Sorkin has long been known for great writing and smart TV drama. On Molly’s Game, he steps into the role of writer/director and collaborated on the project…

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

If you’ve got some time to spare on January 19th, and you’re near Burbank, stop by and see me at the Arri Burbank Training Space. My…

In Depth – Soundly 2 for Windows and OS X

In Depth – Soundly 2 for Windows and OS X

Depending on the type of audio work you do, sound effects play a huge roll in the process.  If you’re an offline editor, or sound designer, sound effects are…

ART OF THE CUT congratulates the 2018 Eddie Nominees

ART OF THE CUT congratulates the 2018 Eddie Nominees

Congratulations to the following feature films and their editors for being nominated for an American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie today. (Links to previous interviews are provided below.) Bladerunner 2049, edited…

Some thoughts on color, brightness, and contrast

Some thoughts on color, brightness, and contrast

I’m not happy with just knowing that colors work together in artistic ways. I want to know why. Here are some thoughts. I’m a strict amateur…

LED, the convenient yet dangerous light source

LED, the convenient yet dangerous light source

I love LEDs. Well, mostly. I have my tricks for dealing with them, and I’m going to pass some of them on to you. Read on… This…

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

The art of the opening title sequence is flourishing like never before. The best ones contain clues, “Easter eggs,” as to the theme of path of the series…

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

Filmtools Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Cameron Trejo

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a filmmaker…