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Established in 1919, Moviola created the very first film editing machine. Changing with the times, we now offer a full service non-linear editing rental division with 24/7 workflow design and technical support, camera rentals, tape and solid state media sales. Our established training division offers leading edge onsite and online training for filmmakers, with weekly live webinars and a vast library of professional on demand training.

Compression: the editor’s secret weapon for taming audio

Compression: the editor’s secret weapon for taming audio

Far too many editors are afraid to touch audio tools like parametric EQ and compression. It’s unfortunate, since the fundamentals are easy to grasp and the payoff is immediate…

Gripology 101: The beautiful ugly of grip production work

Gripology 101: The beautiful ugly of grip production work

Ever been confused by the mysterious names and ways of grip hardware (like turning a “pancake” into a “pigeon plate”)? More than any other part of…

Fade In Pro: Screenwriting’s best kept secret

Fade In Pro: Screenwriting’s best kept secret

If you’ve ever done any kind of screenwriting—be it for dramatic works or even documentary post-scripting—you’ll no doubt have resorted to one of two…

New series: Stickman Straightens Out

New series: Stickman Straightens Out

The modern entertainment industry is a confusing mix of technology and creativity. How is one person supposed to absorb all the requisite information? Well of course no one person can…

Building a film school out of YouTube

Building a film school out of YouTube

“Why pay for training when you can get it for free on YouTube?” is a common question in just about any discipline these days. It’s not a bad question…

Surviving the software jungle

Surviving the software jungle

One of the greatest dangers to modern digital artists is getting locked into a single software package. The fortunes of software companies—even large ones—vacillate with the phases of…

Editing Dialogue

Editing Dialogue

Good editors tend to work viscerally; shot choice and cut points for dialogue scenes are chosen as often by instinct as they are by careful deliberation. So it’s not…

The truth about green screen

The truth about green screen

We’ve all seen them: green screen plugin videos where the demo artist clicks a button and all the green disappears, replaced by a perfectly composited background. But in the…

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

One of the biggest mistakes a filmmaker can make is to throw more light at a problem. Seasoned cinematographers understand that subtraction is often the better solution. As digital cameras…

The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

To watch the webinar that accompanies this article and talks through many of the topics laid out here in further detail, click here. For all the editors who just landed…