There is SO much good free information (here is just 1 example) about Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 15, that it is difficult to think of ways to contribute to the conversation. However, here is my attempt to cover some of the philosophical questions introduced by such a comprehensive software program. My point of view is as a producer and a teacher, and less as a day-to-day user; so let’s see where this goes!
The filming of Cold Mountain in Romania starts in exactly three weeks… No one seems panicked. As Walter says later, “If I even know where I’m going to be three weeks in advance, that’s a long lead time.”
The Pro App Paradox (Part 3): Seven years later, more an exploration of ideas and rabbit hole of links, than a coherent argument.
Are we in the middle of the motion picture’s evolution; from an art form created by a small number of specialists, to a medium of mass communication practiced by everyone?
Post production is a Zombie-class situation. Producers and editors can’t wrestle with shooting ratios of 200:1.
Matthew Weiner describing his show Mad Men: “The story to me is about the onset of a subversive ethnic point of view that has not yet poked through to Sterling Cooper. They’re dinosaurs.” A good secretary can perform a range of functions from typing letters, to booking travel arrangements, and picking up lunch. And it […]
Concerning the staff of a reality show, this seems as good a place as any to set down a little domestic peculiarity in reality television, arising from the existence of story producers, a class of producers unknown of course in any other format or genre of motion picture entertainment.
The tragedy of FireWire. The port that changed everything for a generation of video editors.
#Timehop, Final Cut Server, and revisiting my very first blog post about hating the computer file system.
A Heritage Docusoap XDCAM Workflow (Part 1: Production and The Hand-off) What is presented here is as much a way to *think* about workflow, as it is an actual how-to.