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 are so similar. It mostly comes down to constructing a story of some kind, and… Continue reading Story Stuff is Story Stuff – Five Video Editing Tips from Writers

Successes and Failures in Editing with a Wacom Pen Tablet

USE THE PEN. From the moment I stepped in the door at BCM, that’s all I heard from Walter. It was like a nerdier version of Obi Wan Kenobi. (Is that possible?) My work station is equipped with a Wacom Intuos 4 (I think) — which is very nice, both the product and the fact… Continue reading Successes and Failures in Editing with a Wacom Pen Tablet

Come See Me at the Southeast Creative Summit!

Self-promotion ahead! Which is funny, because it’s self-promotion about self-promoting. Maybe you’ve seen some posts about the Southeast Creative Summit. Maybe not. I’ll explain anyway. The Southeast Creative Summit is happening October 25-27 in Atlanta. It’s three days of workshops taught by working professionals in the video production industry — sound design, color grading, motion… Continue reading Come See Me at the Southeast Creative Summit!

Frog Baby Film Festival

A film I edited and audio mixed in December and February was selected for the Frog Baby Film Festival at Ball State University. It was directed by Tyler Engle, and it’s a film noir about a doctor at the end of his rope. You can see it at the university on March 30th at 7PM.

Ingenue Premiere and other film updates

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’ve been working on the indie feature Ingénue for the last 6 months or so, here and there, as the visual effects editor and title sequence designer (and DVD menu author and end credits designer, for the record.) It was edited by my friend Katie and directed by Kate Chaplin. Ingénue… Continue reading Ingenue Premiere and other film updates

Keeping Up with Editing News

I occasionally talk with younger editors about getting connected with the industry (most recently participating in another alumni panel at IUPUI) and one concern they always seem to have is how to start learning about all this stuff they need to know about. All the tech changes, information from editors, and general industry news. I… Continue reading Keeping Up with Editing News

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Films Take Forever – My First Feature (The Impersonators)

This is an on-going post-production diary I’m keeping while I cut my first feature film, The Impersonators, an indie comedy. I just realized it’s been two months since I last updated about The Impersonators. The reason is because there hasn’t been much to say. Or so I thought. You see, everything has been going really… Continue reading Films Take Forever – My First Feature (The Impersonators)