Building an Effective Animation for a Marvel Comics X-Men Apocalypse Promo

I recently took on what looked like an enjoyable project via talenthouse.com for Marvel's upcoming X-Men Apocalypse film, being released May 27, and it didn't disappoint! The project entailed utilizing a few assets provided by Marvel, such as the X-Men logo, a couple poster stills, and their trailer. My goal was to make something palatable for... Continue Reading →

Fix It in Post: Overview of Editor’s Choices in Film Production

After all the footage is captured for a film/video project, the video editor holds the most powerful set of tools to set the tone, create interest, and to move the story forward in a logical format. Shot angles are chosen, bad shots are tossed or fixed, and the sequence of events are adjusted to retain viewer curiosity... Continue Reading →

Script Writing: Cutting Pages

Most screenwriters spend their days creating multiple pages, adding them up until they find out that they have so much more to tell beyond their typical/average 120 page (feature length) allotment.

UK ‘Priest’ Trailer Editor Headed to Hollywood, Courtesy of Sony Pictures

A few months ago, Sony followed three film students from the United Kingdom as they competed for the best edit of a trailer for the film, "Priest." Of these, Mr. Joshua Sanger stands triumphant. You can see details and read my critique of each of their edits in the competition here. Just recently, I learned that... Continue Reading →

Shooting for the Edit

Here's an article that was recently written by Christian Bell, pointing out several production errors that keep the editor from a successful cut: 6 Ways Directors Screw Editors. This somewhat mirrors one of my earlier posts on a similar subject: Things Editors Wish Directors Would Do.

Editing a Successful Film Trailer

When it comes to creating a successful film trailer, many new producers and editors will settle for a quick overview of the entire movie. Come to think of it, many big films are guilty of this too, and then the audience wonders why they had to pay to see the flick in the first place,... Continue Reading →

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