Category Archives: editing

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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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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Remixing Cinema with Soderbergh, Spielberg, and Me

Today, one of my favorite directors, Steven Soderbergh, posted a really great blog about “staging” in film, which is meant to mean how all the elements of a scene work together to tell a visual story. To illustrate his point, … Continue reading

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William Boodell: Surviving a Sharknado

I interviewed editor William Boodell about his path into the industry and story so far, of which a highlight has been editing the unexpected pop culture Sharknado. We actually met at a bar during AOTG’s Editfest Pub night a couple … Continue reading

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More of What I’ve Been Working On…

I’ve mentioned working on This American Land in previous blog posts. All of season three can now be seen on YouTube, if nature and conversation floats your boat. Here’s episode 302 because I cut most of the stories. The rest … Continue reading

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Becoming a Better Editor (but mostly a better human being)

Read this article on Creative COW >> Somehow — and they might be lying to me about this — but somehow, the year is over. What I mean to say is that this desk calendar I have is practically useless … Continue reading

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My Leap into Cutting for Broadcast

Seeing a stack of tapes labeled and ready to gather dust on a shelf is a feeling of accomplishment I’ve never had before last week. Not because I’ve never really had physical copies of any of my work (though outside … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Working On…

This is an entirely self-serving post with no actual interesting information to share. Since June I’ve been cutting season three of This American Land. It’s begun airing on many PBS stations across the country and will continue to get added … Continue reading

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Practical Checklist for Video Production Conferences

You’ve booked your conference (perhaps the Southeast Creative Summit), been practicing your handshake, and read How to Win Friends and Influence People – twice. The eve of your classes is upon you. You’re ready to learn all the things and … Continue reading

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Story Stuff is Story Stuff – Five Video Editing Tips from Writers

Read this article on Creative COW >> I like writing. I always have, and I’ve always been okay at it. It makes a lot of sense to me when editors also write — blogs, scripts, whatever — because the tasks … Continue reading

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