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Wherein we muse and opine.

October 15, 2019

Four Editing Tips For Beginners

Hey guys, Andrew Christofil here. I spend about 35 hours a week editing videos and I suppose I have some tips for beginning editors that I think might be useful to check out if you fit into that category.

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September 23, 2019

The Power of Good Sound Design

CRASH!

TINKLE!

BRAAAAM!

I realize in a written blog post those sounds might be hard to recognize, but if you heard them in a movie or a tv show, you’d recognize the sound instantly.

Often times, the sound design goes unnoticed. Sure, you hear [...]

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September 17, 2019

The Art to The Out-Of-Office Email

Most people are in a great rush to get everything done at work and at home before leaving to go out of town.  Don’t let them see you sweat! Take 5 extra minutes, or as long as it takes in your high stress situation, to crack yourself up with your [...]

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September 10, 2019

Staying Motivated and Energized at the Desk

According to an article from US News.com titled “Sitting Disease: The Slow, Silent and Sedentary Killer of the American Workforce”, about 86% of Americans work a desk job. In fact, the average American sits for 13 hours a day.

Personally, this [...]

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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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