Video Editing

Video Editing

  • Filmmaking: With A Special Wish the Editing and VFX Community Unite to Make a Teen’s Dream Come True

    Filmmaking: With A Special Wish the Editing and VFX Community Unite to Make a Teen’s Dream Come True

    I had the good fortune to help plan activities for a special effects and film editing buff who’s undergoing cancer treatment. While he has had a difficult battle, the trip served as a good focal point for getting better and, thanks to everyone involved, his hope for a brighter future.

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  • Filmmaking: How to Create Custom Scene Transitions with the Paint Effect in Media Composer | Software

    How to Create Custom Scene Transitions with the Paint Effect in Media Composer

    I’ll show you how to make a flash transition, a blur transition, and a combo with both, using the built-in Paint Effect. Then you’ll see how to save it as a preset to re-use easily.

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  • 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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  • Perfect Your Mix in Media Composer | Software with the Power of AAX Audio Plug-ins

    Perfect Your Mix in Media Composer | Software with the Power of AAX Audio Plug-ins

    One of my favorite new additions is support for AAX. Working with audio in Media Composer using the same tools I already employ in Pro Tools is invaluable. See how to get started with AAX in your next project.

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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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  • Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

    Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro Editors—Episode 5

    In our fifth Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro tutorial, Kevin opens up the Audio Tools for a demonstration of sound mixing in the timeline.

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  • Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

    Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro Editors—Episode 4

    In our fourth Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro tutorial, I’ll show you how to transfer your knowledge of FCP effects and keyframes.

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  • Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

    Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro Editors—Episode 3

    In our third Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 tutorials, I’ll show you how to gain peace of mind with reliable media management.

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  • Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

    Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro Editors—Episode 2

    In the second of our Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro tutorials, I’ll demonstrate how your previous workflows in FCP can easily be recreated in Media Composer.

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  • Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

    Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro Editors—Episode 1

    In the first of our Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro tutorials, I’ll take you through the basics of moving your project from FCP7 to Avid Media Composer with a focus on AMA.

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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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  • Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7

    Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer—Episode 5

    In the final “Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer” tutorial, we’re ready to export your finished project from Media Composer to the web, DVD, Blu-Ray, tape, and even an Avid Pro Tools audio session.

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