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Kalish Workshop 2015 Dates Announced

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The Kalish Workshop will be holding its next workshop June 12-17, 2015 in Rochester, New York. This five-day storytelling workshop is taught by Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning editors. Application deadline is April 1st. The Kalish Workshop The Kalish Workshop is an inspirational and intense five-day experience in editing visual storytelling. It is designed to [...]

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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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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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United in the Fight: Films for World AIDS Day

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Thirty years after the first cases of HIV, the World Health Organization estimates 35 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Of these, 3.2 million are children under the age of 15. Today we commemorate World AIDS Day by remembering those who have succumbed to the virus and supporting our amazing collaborators working to treat and prevent [...]

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50 Great Documentaries

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People occasionally ask me what’s the best way to become a better editor. For a long time, my stock answer was to watch a lot of movies. I think now that a more precise answer is to understand how movies work: to dissect them the way Renaissance artists dissected cadavers in order to better understand [...]

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