Dann Cahn on editing I Love Lucy with the Three Headed Monster, a Moviola which played the film from all three camera angles simultaneously and (hopefully) in sync with an optical track for sound. Continue reading Dann Cahn on editing I Love Lucy with the Three Headed Monster
Interview with Walter Murch who received the Camerimage festival’s Special Award to Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. He edited sound on American Graffiti and The Godfather: Part II, won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation, won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now, and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient. Continue reading Walter Murch at CAMERIMAGE 2015
What has three letters, many aliases and is of major significance to the sound community? You guessed it: ADR aka Automated Dialog Replacement aka Additional Dialog Recording aka Dubbing aka Looping. All of these monikers are understood as the process of re-recording dialog that cannot be salvaged from a production. To make one thing clear, there is nothing automated about it. ADR is an art. Continue reading Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios
Article in International Photographer, the forerunner of International Cinematographer Magazine. International Photographer (Jan-Dec 1941) Deep Focus Raising Kane In a 1969 interview, cast and crew remember working with the mad genius Orson Welles on his groundbreaking first film. Republished from the DGA’s Action magazine (May-June, 1969) Continue reading Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane article in International Photographer.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Update:The new Orson Welles documentary MAGICIAN starts in Los Angeles and New York City on December 10th! More info: http://cohenmedia.net/films/magician Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), … Continue reading Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
Disney Research demonstrated Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras at SIGGRAPH. Video cameras that people wear to record daily activities are creating a novel form of creative and informative media. But this footage also poses a challenge: how to expeditiously edit hours of raw video into something watchable. One solution, according to Disney researchers, is to automate the editing process by leveraging the first-person viewpoints of … Continue reading Disney Research Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras
A very good documentary about the EditDroid. When I worked at Disney Imagineering, we were using laser disc players in a lot of places, including EPCOT starting the 1980s. We were also innovators and early adoptors of nonlinear editing and video to film matchback. From the film’s website; The EditDroid was (one of) the first nonlinear electronic editing system and used several laser disc players loaded with the raw … Continue reading The EditDroid: Rise and Fall – Trailer VOD
A very good video about “Jerry’s Noisy Toy.” Here is a more advanced version seen in the behind the scenes film “Man in Motion” Continue reading Video Assist, Jerry Lewis 1966 behind the scenes featurette “Man in Motion”
Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. Continue reading PARTICLE FEVER documentary about the Higgs boson, edited by Walter Murch.