Monthly Archives: January 2015

Misery Loves Comedy: How Comedian Kevin Pollak Cut His Documentary in Premiere Pro

I interviewed comedian Kevin Pollak about taking the reigns on the edit for his new documentary, learning to use Premiere Pro after three easy lessons from Rob Legato. Veteran comedian and actor Kevin Pollak is known for many things: a … Continue reading

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Exodus: Gods and Kings — Grading Ridley Scott’s 3D Epic

I interviewed colorist Stephen Nakamura about grading Exodus: Gods and Kings with DaVinci Resolve 11. Nakamura’s colorist credits are expansive, to say the least. He’s worked with David Fincher, Kathryn Bigelow, Martin Scorcese, Quentin Tarantino – and that’s just the … Continue reading

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Why the Academy Awards Matter for Gender Equality in Hollywood

“I hadn’t even heard of that movie until the nominations.” “Oh, it’s Oscar nominated? I’ll have to see it.” “I need to see all the best picture nominees before the Oscars are on!” How many times do you hear these … Continue reading

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Editing for Social Impact: How I Saved the San Gabriel Mountains

(You can also read and comment on this at CreativeCOW.net) (Okay, maybe the headline is a LITTLE strong, but I HELPED.) In the world of corporate video, the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world didn’t come around … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Industrious: Dody Dorn ACE on Cutting Fury

I talked to editor Dody Dorn on cutting Fury for David Ayers: Film editor Dody Dorn, ACE, is best known for her work on films like Memento, Kingdom of Heaven, and End of Watch, collaborating with such directors as Christopher … Continue reading

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HP Brings Tiny Desktops and Bold Displays to CES 2015

I wrote about HP’s new products at CES 2015: Ahead of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), HP announced some major updates to its desktops, displays and mobile workstations that enhance the way users interact with their devices. New Zbooks … Continue reading

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Unbroken: William Goldenberg & Tim Squyres on Editing Angelina Jolie’s War Drama

I interviewed William Goldenberg and Tim Squyres about editing Unbroken. “I don’t think anybody can edit a film to be the best it can be by themselves,” editor Tim Squyres, ACE, told me when I asked him about his first … Continue reading

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