Category Archives: post-production

A Discussion on Mental Health in Post Production

On August 13th, the Blue Collar Post Collective conducted a town hall style panel discussion in Hollywood on the state of mental health in post production. The panel was live streamed on YouTube, and the archive is available to watch. … Continue reading

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Addressing Professional Fears and Growing Up

Last week, a young woman on Twitter told me she had read an old blog post I wrote and immediately related to it and needed more information. The post, titled “Professional Fears”, was published on February 5, 2010. As a … Continue reading

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Editing a Web Series: Arson Dogs

If a thing happens and nobody writes about it, did it really happen? Of course the answer is no, which is why I’m writing a post about a project I finished editing in September. But there is some freshness to … Continue reading

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Sexism in Post: Sometimes It’s What You Think, Sometimes It’s Not

Sometimes sexism is exactly what you think it is. So picture this: last day of NAB 2014. I’m wandering around killing time before I needed to head to the airport. I have a horrible cold. I am over it. I … Continue reading

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My interview with Brain Farm Cinema

I interviewed Danny Holland and Chad Jackson of Brain Farm Cinema about what it’s like to shoot 6K and finish in 4K. They have lots of challenges, from media management to bottlenecks, and the added hurdle of doing a lot … Continue reading

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Remixing Cinema with Soderbergh, Spielberg, and Me

Today, one of my favorite directors, Steven Soderbergh, posted a really great blog about “staging” in film, which is meant to mean how all the elements of a scene work together to tell a visual story. To illustrate his point, … Continue reading

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Editing SNL and Color Grading Modern Family

I’ve been a busy bee at Creative COW. Go read my interviews with Modern Family colorist Aidan Stanford and Saturday Night Live film unit DP and editor Alex Buono and Adam Epstein. We talk about a lot of stuff. You’ll … Continue reading

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Premiere Pro CC Sequence Won’t Render? Try this.

I don’t USUALLY share hot tips anymore, mostly because I don’t have any new ones, but I had a thing happen that I couldn’t find any documentation on, and I fixed two projects with this so far.

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Support Women & Minorities in Production and Post at NAB – Expanded Focus Meet-Up

A few weeks ago, Megan McGough (post supervisor for PBS Frontline and all around rad lady) emailed me about the prospect of putting together a meet-up for women at NAB this year. I’d been pondering the idea myself, so we … Continue reading

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Becoming a Better Editor (but mostly a better human being)

Read this article on Creative COW >> Somehow — and they might be lying to me about this — but somehow, the year is over. What I mean to say is that this desk calendar I have is practically useless … Continue reading

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