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2016 SMPTE Tech Conference Overview

If you’ve never been to SMPTE’s Annual Technology Conference, I’ll lay the scene down for you. It takes place in central Hollywood, perched above the most touristy parts of the Walk of Fame and Chinese Theater that are littered with … Continue reading

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More Than One Path to Success: Senior Editor Mae Manning

I interviewed Atlanta-based editor Mae Manning on her less typical path into the industry on Creative COW. We talk a lot about things like “accessible tools” and the “democratization of video production” — what has this meant for the emerging … Continue reading

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Why Representation Matters: Thoughts on the Creative Arts Emmys

The first time I had tea with Meaghan, it was a bright summer day in New York. She told me I would have to work harder than almost anyone I knew if I wanted to succeed.

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Watch: #BCPCWest Panel on Ageism

Our final panel of Blue Collar Post Collective’s 2016 summer series was about ageism in post production — what does it mean to be “too young” and “too old”, and how can we fight those assumptions? Getting relevant and staying … Continue reading

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WATCH: #BCPCWest Summer Series: Making Post More Inclusive

This summer, I launched the west coast chapter of the Blue Collar Post Collective, a grassroots nonprofit organization that seeks to support each other and emerging talent in post production. We have regular social meet-ups in Hollywood, and our first … Continue reading

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Taking Over the ACE Student Awards

Each year, the American Cinema Editors holds a student editing competition in which students are provided the same set of video dailies they must edit into a short. The submissions are judged by a panel of professional film editors, with … Continue reading

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Art of Post Bicoastal Art Show

When I moved to Los Angeles, “show my art in a gallery” was as much of a realistic goal as publishing an autobiography or being including in Forbes’ “30 under 30” list (there’s still time!). So when I saw the Art … Continue reading

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Checksums, Speed, and Acceptable Risk

Do you hang out under a tree during a lightning storm? Do you perform a checksum every time you copy important files from one place to another? If you don’t have an equally strong opinion about both these questions, it’s … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the X-Files Fandom

(Note: this blog post ended up connecting me with a young woman doing an X-Files documentary who interviewed me in New York.) I could safely fit three episodes of The X-Files on one VHS tape in Long Play mode. And … Continue reading

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A Year in Pictures – 2015

It was quite a year for me, so I thought it would best be represented in a few pictures. To recap: I began work for Bling Digital in Atlanta as a technician on The Originals in January In February, I … Continue reading

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