Nonlinear editing has had a tremendous impact on the film industry. It has smoothed out the editing process, making things quicker, and saving the editor (well the editor’s assistant anyway) hours of time spent pouring through spools of the wrong footage before getting to the clips he actually wanted.
We're back to take you through the final part of our Post-Production Glossary. These are all the terms you need to know as an editor, or as someone working in the Post process. If you're just starting out, it's a good guide to get you started on all that you need to know and be aware of.
When it comes to editing...there’s a lot of ground to cover. There are just so many aspects to the craft of post-production, that new people trying to get into it can easily find themselves lost and disinterested. To help this out, there are a plethora of instructional videos out there on the internet. Still, there are certain technical terms and jargon that you may not fully understand. Thus, even with help from a tutorial, you may find yourself lost in the lingo and still struggle to stay on top. That’s where we come in, and I’m laying down the top terms you’ll need to know when it comes to Post-Production.
Editing, in and of itself, is a craft that requires a lot of work to get right. The editor's job is hard enough as it is, but the easiest way to make things harder, is by editing a project you developed and directed yourself. Sometimes it's unavoidable, so we're here to explain the pitfalls of such a practice, and some tricks be successful with it...if you have to.
Director’s and editors have to be able to work together for a movie to really come together. Sometimes it’s not an easy relationship though, and director’s can find themselves alienating the editor. In order to avoid that, TMP has developed this article as a way to help directors out in learning the best ways to work with your editor.
A word to the wise. This is mostly for the indie/low-budget filmmakers. Trying this in the big studio world, more than likely won’t help you out.
We here at Cinelinx are obviously always trying to highlight the best that filmmakers like ourselves have to offer. Today that comes in the form of a very awesome trailer, mashed together from a multitude of films. This is what impresses me most about some of these trailers. They take scenes from several different films, but manage to mesh them together in order to form a cohesive story, which works visually as well. These things truly showcase the power of video editing and this particular video is made more awesome by the fact that it's for Ender's Game.
Breaking into the world of post-production can seem fairly daunting at first. While taking on all the technology can be intimidating, so can the terms and concepts that go into the post-production process. While there are a plethora of tutorial videos and guides on the internet, technical jargon or terms could keep you from fully utilizing those resources to their full potential. Thus, we here at TMP have created the post-production glossary!
An all new web-based service is offering to take your un-edited videos and do it all for you, automatically by a computer and ready to share with the world in only a matter of minutes. Maybe next they'll shoot it and everything for you too!
YouTube has created a new place for filmmakers (and annoying people) to explore and expand their work. This is especially true for video editors and one of my favorite things to look up on the Tube are movie trailer mash-ups. Editors take the soundtrack from a popular movie trailer, but use a totally unrelated film for the footage. What's left is something incredibly creative and often wildly funny. Some are simply amazing and makes you wish whoever created it isn't simply wasting his time at home on these things, while others look like a teenager got a hold of Windows Movie Maker. Today I've decided to share with you what I feel to be the 10 best movie trailer mash-ups.