The A-List

The A-List

  • Filmmaking: How To Cut Scenes for both IMAX and 35mm Distribution with 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Editor Alan E. Bell, ACE

    How To Cut Scenes for both IMAX and 35mm Distribution with ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Editor Alan E. Bell, ACE

    Director Francis Lawrence’s decision to shoot select scenes in IMAX added complexity to the final stage of the editing process. Learn how Bell and his team cut scenes for both IMAX and regular theaters.

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  • Behind-the-Scenes with the 'Gravity' Sound Design Team

    Behind the Scenes with the ‘Gravity’ Sound Design Team

    Director Alfonso Cuarón wanted to leverage sound design to create an immersive experience for moviegoers—how did Avid help the sound designers realize his vision?

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  • The Rough Cut: Bad Robot

    Visit the creative team behind J.J. Abrams’s production company. Learn their approach to picture editorial, visual effects, sound mixing and editing, and more!

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  • Mixing Gravity with Skip Lievsay

    Mixing ‘Gravity’ with Skip Lievsay is an Out-of-this-World Experience

    We talked recently with ‘True Grit’ re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay about his latest film mix, ‘Gravity’. Skip creates incredibly compelling and engrossing soundtracks that draw viewers into the story. Hear why Skip takes a less-is-more approach to pro mixing.

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  • Rhythm, Pre-vis, and the Magic of Montage: The Making of British Indie Thriller ‘Last Passenger’

    Rhythm, Pre-vis, and the Magic of Montage: The Making of British Indie Thriller ‘Last Passenger’

    In this exclusive interview, ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ editor Joe Walker talks about his most recent project to hit theaters, the indie thriller, ‘Last Passenger’, directed and co-written by first-timer Omid Nooshin.

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  • The Rough Cut: Greg Spence

    Get an inside look at Game of Thrones visual effects process and how they blend great location scouting with digital imagery to make fantasy a reality.

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  • The Rough Cut Morgan Spurlock

    The Rough Cut: Morgan Spurlock

    Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super-Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) is proof that self-made success can be had.

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  • The Rough Cut Eddie Hamilton

    The Rough Cut: Eddie Hamilton

    Eddie shares his passion for the art of editing and gives a behind-the-monitor look at the techniques he used on the films X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass.

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