I recently read a great article in Filmmaker Magazine about Producing and Coping with Stress. The entire article resonated with me.
Geoffrey Katopodis’s well articulated treatise on the problems facing professional editors in the next decade is a call to action.
Legendary TV producer, Austin Berlin, bring his taste for competition and cooking to your home kitchen.
“Wow, I imagine that the level of frustration in your field is very high, because the jobs that are interesting probably don’t pay the bills, and the jobs that pay the bills probably aren’t very interesting.”
“A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.”Orson Welles
By categorizing and analyzing all of the scenes that make it into a show, and comparing them to the scenes that are left out, trends could be identified that would enable Production Companies to avoid shooting similarly wasteful scenes in the future.
When planning a show, it is wise to begin with the deliverables in mind. Knowing what you are expected to deliver can save innumerable time and money. And nowhere is it more important, than with new media companies. This event featured four presentations by companies at the cutting edge of post production.
My final show as an Online Editor was the Swedish Sauna episode of ‘Indoor Out’ for HGTV in 2009. Before I left I wrote the following letter and checklist for the Assistant Editor who had been training to takeover my role.
Recently, I had cause to revisit Roland Barthes’ 1957 book of essays, Mythologies, a study of signifiers and the underlying ideology that such signifiers refer to; and despite the passage of time, his approach still applies today. In his first essay, “The World of Wrestling,” Barthes says that wrestling is not a sport but a…
“I love editing. I think I like it more than any other phase of filmmaking. If I wanted to be frivolous, I might say that everything that precedes editing is merely a way of producing film to edit.”