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Blog Entries

  1. There And Back Again - Not a figurative title

    I'm going to take our humble leader Chris's lead and start with a run down of how I've worked in the industry so far and where I plan on going from here. I'll give you a hint, it's involved a lot of travel and quite a bit of luck. To begin with, I'm a stereotype. I have been playing with cameras and writing for as long as I can remember. Perhaps less common though, I've never done anything else besides work in the film industry. A very long, personal story made short, I took 4 years off...
  2. Locked!!! (for now?)

    Yay! I locked my most recent episode on Friday. :) For this show there's: Rough Cut 1 Rough Cut 2 (not in this shows case) Fine Cut Locked Cut And that's it. But this network likes to do notes on the Locked Cut. Wait why am I saying this network... almost all that I've worked with do notes on the locked cut. It's almost like they don't know what that word is... maybe there should be a fine cut 2? Oh well. But it's locked! (unless they come back with notes... knock on wood... but they...
  3. Watch. Every. Frame.

    I'm just about finishing locking up an episode for a certain series that I'm working on. The network had an idea of what they wanted a certain scene to be. It wasn't how I originally planned the scene or really what actually happened but they wanted it anyways. So what do you do? You watch everything. Again. This time with a new mindset.... a new thing that you're looking for. You see shots that can be cheated to tell the story that wasn't there before. Eyelines. Shrugs. Little moments...
  4. How I Learned to Edit (And they didn't teach me this in Film School)

    How an "old school" film editor taught me how to edit.
  5. Unscripted - The story so far...

    My journey from a film school student to a Film & TV editor in Los Angeles.
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