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Musings

Wherein we muse and opine.

September 03, 2019

Lessons in the Talent Selection Process

A lot of the film projects we work on fall into the documentary category so the “talent” selection process is a little more straightforward. Who speaks best to this subject or has a related story to tell? That’s pretty much it. What the person [...]
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August 26, 2019

Must-have Movies for the Next Time You're Stranded on an Island

I have a confession to make.

I don’t normally like to re-watch movies.

The main reason is that I find the first viewing experience almost always more satisfying than subsequent ones. This is due to most of my personal movie-viewing pleasure [...]

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August 19, 2019

The importance of a customer relationship tool

Remember to send Jenny a birthday card. Don’t forget to say thanks to Frank for the gift. It’s been four months since you hung out with Karen… it’s probably time to see how she’s doing.
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August 12, 2019

The Power of Stock Footage

As an editor, you’re tasked with crafting a story that meets the client’s requests both in content and a stunningly visual way. You are at the mercy of the production team being able to acquire the shots necessary to tell the complete story.

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August 05, 2019

Finding Diversity in Repetition

This past fall I was given the toughest assignment of my editing career thus far. 

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July 31, 2019

An Unsurpased Timely Bonanza

We're always looking for automated, time-saving, efficiency-boosting tools or techniques in the creative business. In the past we’ve used adobe’s watch folders to auto-render video sequences, we’ve set Zapier to auto-generate production tasks in [...]

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July 15, 2019

Knowing When to Stop Editing

Everything must come to an end. It’s a sad but very real truth that everyone must come to grips with at some point in their lives.

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July 10, 2019

3 Things to Consider Before Starting A Career in the Production Industry

To Whom it May Concern,

I hear you are eagerly ready to dive into the great depths of the film industry. I salute your avidity. I remember my first year out of college; having to navigate and explore the complex paths this industry has to offer. [...]

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June 06, 2019

You Should Give Away Your Best Ideas

"When pitching to a new client, how do you make sure they won't take your original ideas if they decide not to work with you?" This question was raised a few years back at a film industry networking meeting I attended. I've heard many similar [...]

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May 31, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Our favorites from 2018

Winter may have outstayed its welcome, but like an awkward guest who won’t take the hint when the pleasantries have run dry, it’s time to show winter the door. Brighter days are ahead and we're excited to emerge from our caves to share what we've [...]

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