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So you've decided to take the plunge are now determined to become a film/video editor; now what? I would love to say that it's all smooth sailing after college, but unfortunately it's a long road ahead. So to help out, I've compiled some general editing tips to help you get started and that might keep you on the path you've chosen.
It's not just the bane of every screenwriter. Really the age-old battle of showing vs. telling has been waged by anyone who's put pen to paper in order to try and craft a story. It's a relatively simple term that describes a very complicated and nuanced concept. Many writers struggle to find some balance between the two ideas, but this becomes even harder in the realm of film. Since this is a very big issue, and one that most writers encounter I've decided to help, by defining the terms as well as giving examples on how to avoid these issues in the future.
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.
Warner Bros. is working with us here at TMP, in order to bring one of our lucky readers the chance to win the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack.
The popular Vampire flick starring Will Smith will soon be hitting iTunes, and in order to promote that, Warner Bros is working with us give one of our lucky readers a free copy of the film. Now before you go thinking "well I've already seen it and have it on DVD" you still might want to give this a try. Just imagine you can have Will Smith in your pocket anytime you want.
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I AM LEGEND will soon infiltrate phones and digital notepads everywhere. The blockbuster hit starring Will Smith comes to iTunes for the first time ever with Bonus Content including behind the scenes footage and interviews with the star himself: http://bit.ly/WB_IamLegend_1
The movie on everyone's mind is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I got the chance to check it out over the weekend and had a blast. I won't go into a review here, mostly because others on this site handle that better than I and will be filling you up with reviews soon enough, but I find that I can't stay entirely quiet about the movie. In a movie filled with great acting, a wonderful story, and several masterful moments, it's hard to pick one scene above all that conveyed the ideas and theme best. There is one, however, that really stands out.
With the untimely death of Quentin Tarantino’s long-time collaborating film editor Sally Menke earlier this year it raises the question; just how important is a film editor to director’s vision? Sidney Lumet says in his book, Making Movies, the two main elements of editing are, “juxtapositioning of images and creating tempo.” So it would follow that in order for a director with a strong style (like Tarantino) to maintain that style throughout his career, finding a good film editor is essential.
I'm not going to lie to you, so I'll be real upfront about this. I am only writing this for one reason: some goofball on the Internet tried to tell me that book-to-movie adaptations weren't that good and have never been successful in Hollywood. So this bold (and incorrect) statement got me to thinking about all of the great movie adaptations we've been given from books throughout the years. Since some of the best and biggest movies have come from the written word, whether you knew it or not, I've decided to compile the 20 best book-movie adaptations around.
So far what we've seen from Pixar's follow-up to Cars (cleverly named Cars 2) hasn't been anything to really brag about. The teaser trailer didn't give away much information and seemed to be playing it safe. Then the teaser poster came out and it was about was pretty boring. Nothing in particular has really wowed us, or shown fans that this film can be great. However, Pixar and Disney are looking to change that with the release of an actual trailer for Cars 2...and it does a much better job.
It's no secret here that we at TMP are fans of comic book movies. Nor is it a secret that we've all been eagerly following the progress of the upcoming Green Lantern movie. The problem for fans though, is that outside of a few character posters (which is just their heads) and one image from Entertainment Weekly, we've seen next to nothing on this film. Well Entertainment Tonight is looking to change that, and they provide fans their first look at the Green Lantern in action, giving them a taste of what the movie will look like.