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Author Archives: Eric Maierson

How to Make a Kitchen-Sink Sandwich

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When you edit it’s easy to become enamored with your favorite moments, maybe a bit of narration here or a visual sequence there–parts you think are really working. It’s easy to do and it’s natural. But the more important question is, do these sections actually work within the context of the larger piece? Sure, they’re [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Recording Voice-Over in Premiere Pro 2014

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This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Recording voice-overs in Premiere Pro 2014 is both easy and straightforward. [...]

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For the Sake of the Story

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I’ve been making movies for a while now. Along the way I’ve seen some things: An $800 wireless mic destroyed in a sword fight Horribly early mornings Relentless traffic No vegetarian options except fried cheese, four days in a row Self-doubt Lawyers and threats of suits Layovers and missed flights Sickness, not limited to: colds, [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Adding Quick Audio Dissolves in Premiere Pro 2014

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This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. Note: This tip only works on the most recent update to [...]

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Responding to Critique Sessions

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Several weeks ago at our Methodology Workshop, we screened a fine cut of a film I’m wrapping up. I thought I was close to done. The group thought otherwise. I have to admit it stung to hear so much criticism so close to the end. After dusting off my ego, I wrote down some thoughts on [...]

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