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The literal invisible cut: mastering the Fluid Morph

The literal invisible cut: mastering the Fluid Morph

Ethics aside, editors often have a legitimate need to hide a jump cut. Many editors are still unaware of morphing transitions, while others don’t know what to do…

Delivering in Multiple Aspect Ratios for Social Media

Delivering in Multiple Aspect Ratios for Social Media

As editors, we need to deliver video to be hosted on a variety of social media platforms, often in multiple aspect ratios for each platform. For example, 16:9 for…

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 15 (w/ “Fleabag” Editor Gary Dollner, ACE)

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 15 (w/ “Fleabag” Editor Gary Dollner, ACE)

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode…

ART OF THE CUT with the editors of “Ad Astra”

ART OF THE CUT with the editors of “Ad Astra”

Editor John Axelrad, ACE, has been in post-production since 1991, including a stint as Oscar-winner Anne Coates’ assistant on Out of Sight and Erin Brockovich. He’s edited…

Free this week? Enter one of these two editing contests and maybe win some prizes

Free this week? Enter one of these two editing contests and maybe win some prizes

I’m a bit late in posting this article but up and coming editors (or editors without anything to do over the next week or so) have a couple…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in 2019.9

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in 2019.9

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses the newest release of Media Composer, 2019.9.  This update is more of an aesthetic update, than a technical features update.  Organization by…

Recapping IBC 2019

Recapping IBC 2019

The IBC Show in Amsterdam is by far one of my favorite trade shows to attend. Like NAB in Las Vegas, or Cinegear on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles…

DCS Event in SF: The Latest from Blackmagic Design

DCS Event in SF: The Latest from Blackmagic Design

Join the Digital Cinema Society at San Francisco’s Beyond Pix Studios for an exploration of the latest technology from Blackmagic Design. Featured products will include the new Pocket…

Create the “Undone” look using EbSynth

Create the “Undone” look using EbSynth

The new Netflix series “Undone,” like “A Scanner Darkly” before it, creates a compelling visual style by rotoscoping live action actors, and painting animation frames over…

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 14 (w/ “Ad Astra” Editors John Axelrad, ACE & Lee Haugen)

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 14 (w/ “Ad Astra” Editors John Axelrad, ACE & Lee Haugen)

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode…

The Untold Story of Everything Digital: celebrate 70 years of digital revolution

The Untold Story of Everything Digital: celebrate 70 years of digital revolution

The Untold Story of Everything Digital: Bright Boys, Revisited celebrates the 70th anniversary (1949-2019) of the world “going digital” for the very first time—real-time digital…

AVID editors (editors in general) be on alert about this potential rebooting issue. UPDATE: Google’s fault

AVID editors (editors in general) be on alert about this potential rebooting issue. UPDATE: Google’s fault

I normally don’t to a lot click-bait, scare-mongering blog posts trying to keep up with some breaking news but there is a rather odd problem that…

After Effects Classic Course: Remove Color Matting

After Effects Classic Course: Remove Color Matting

One of the tell-tale signs of a good composite versus a bad composite is the quality of the edges around the foreground layer. For example, it may contain some…

ART OF THE CUT with Gary Dollner, ACE, editor of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”

ART OF THE CUT with Gary Dollner, ACE, editor of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”

Gary Dollner, ACE, is an award-winning editor with BAFTA nominations for In the Thick of It (2005), and Fleabag (2017), an ACE EDDIE nomination for VEEP  (2012), an Emmy…

Windows 10 LTSC: better for production & sanity than Home or Pro

Windows 10 LTSC: better for production & sanity than Home or Pro

I certainly don’t prefer the Windows operating system, but sometimes people must use it. In this article, you’ll learn why the little known LTSC version is the best…