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August 12, 2020

Directing like a Cinematographer

Update 8/12/2020

We're in a different place than we were in March of this year. Whether you believe this or that, the fact of the matter is that production is changing. The Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild and many others have [...]

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November 15, 2019

What I learned from Studying Film: Part 2

In part one of this series, I talked about discovering my passion and finding my own reason to commit to getting a degree in Communication Arts (Radio, TV, and Film). In part two, you can read about how this decision was solidified through [...]

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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 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 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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