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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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MediaStorm Guide to Selecting Clips in Premiere Pro Without a Mouse

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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. Last week, a friend asked if there was a way in [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Premiere Pro Search Bins

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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. A great new feature in the most recent update to Premiere [...]

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Talkin’ Rough Cut Blues

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Currently, I’m smack in the middle of a long and complex rough cut. And that fills me with unease. I struggle to embrace the uncertainty of it all, even though I’ve been here before, literally a hundred times. This is what I tell myself: A rough cut is a sketch. It’s an early attempt to [...]

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10 Thoughts on Filmmaking

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IN PRACTICE 1. Think of music as a current. It should flow in the same emotional direction as the film itself. Imposing a mood leads to sentimentality. 2. It’s natural to become enamored with specific scenes or edits. But sometimes things that work well on their own don’t belong within the wider context of the [...]

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