Kit: 10 Favorite Tech Innovations of 2014 (And Perhaps 2015)

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I fall into that category of independent filmmaker who, as the need exists, writes, produces, directs, shoots, records sound, edits, even grades their own footage. (What we used to call color correction.) Then again, often times I’m “just” the DP.…  Read more


Dealing with Archival Footage: Making The Prime Ministers

Director Richard Trank interviewing Yehuda Avner for The Prime Ministers | Moriah FilmsDirector Richard Trank interviewing Yehuda Avner for The Prime Ministers | Moriah Films

Documentary films often rely extensively on archival film, and dealing with different archive sources and the variety of formats involved can become a significant headache. For The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers, co-producer and editor Nimrod Erez had to deal…  Read more


Red Giant Universe Effects Package Review


There are a number of things that are different about Red Giant’s effects package Universe. It’s offered as a subscription, but you can get access to a sizeable number of effects without paying a thing. Members of the Universe community…  Read more


Editing Boyhood: Dealing with Changing Technology

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The filming of Boyhood, shot over 12 years, posed some unexpected challenges in post-production. At a recent meeting of the Boston Creative Pro Users Group, First Assistant Editor Mike Saenz explained the difficulties of the editing process, made more complicated by…  Read more