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Why a Director Shouldn't Edit Their Own Film

By Dan Selakovich, posted 4 December 2014

I was asked why a director shouldn't edit his/her own films today... again. I get a lot of blow-back from my usual answer, but I'm steadfast in my belief that a director should never edit their own film. I know; never is a strong word. And there are exceptions, and those outliers are part and parcel for the argument for editing your own work. But all of us can't be the Cohen brothers - I'm certainly not.

Why You Shouldn't Use Shaky-Cam

By Dan Selakovich, posted 3 December 2014

If you haven't read my article on why you shouldn't edit your own film, read that first.

The Sound of Interstellar

By Benjamin Craig, posted 21 November 2014

The awesome chaps over at Soundworks Collection have another great sound design interview, this time with Richard King, the Supervising Sound Editor on Christopher's Nolan's scifi epic, Interstellar.

Effective Scenes - Silence of the Lambs

By Benjamin Craig, posted 20 October 2014

In this short video, Tony at Every Frame A Painting looks at the ingredients of an effective scene using the classic first meeting from 'The Silence of the Lambs' to illustrate the point.

FEAR ON FILM: Landis, Carpenter, Cronenberg!

By Benjamin Craig, posted 25 August 2014

Chiller-masters John Landis, John Carpenter, and David Cronenberg chat about selling fear on film in this 1982 interview.

Top 10 Most Effective Editing Moments of All Time

By Benjamin Craig, posted 15 July 2014

Underneath the 'popcorn' commentary is a great list of sequences worthy of a place in a top 10 editing moments list. Well done CineFix.

Game of Thrones S04 VFX Reel

By Benjamin Craig, posted 14 July 2014

A bit of eye candy... Game of Thrones Season 4 VFX reel. It's always interesting to see how real locations and sets can be enhanced with digital elements.

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