ART OF THE CUT with “Terminator: Dark Fate” editor Julian Clarke, ACE

Julian Clarke, ACE was nominated for a BAFTA, an ACE Eddie and an Oscar for his editing of District 9. He was nominated for an ACE Eddie for Deadpool and won an ACE Eddie for the pilot of The Handmaid’s Tale. His other work includes Skyscraper, Chappie, Project Almanac and Elysium. He also cut episodes […]

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ART OF THE CUT with Billy Fox, ACE on editing “Dolemite is my Name”

(Thanks to editor Simon Smith, I realized that we just passed our 200th Art of the Cut interview with Zombieland: Doubletap! Man, that’s a lot of work! Hopefully, you’ve read them all.) Billy Fox, ACE, was nominated for Emmys for his work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and Band of Brothers. He won an Emmy for Law […]

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Watchtower – Automatically load media into your Premiere Pro or After Effects bins

I’ve always thought that one of the most useful features a non-linear editing tool could add would be watch folder functionality that would monitor folders on your system and then automatically load media into your project whenever anything was added to those folders at the Finder or Explorer system level. It could potentially save a […]

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ART OF THE CUT with Kevin Tent, ACE on editing “Peanut Butter Falcon”

Kevin Tent, ACE, has been nominated for an Oscar and numerous ACE Eddie Awards for his work on Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska. He also won an ACE Eddie for The Descendants. Today, Kevin and I discuss his work on in indie film, Peanut Butter Falcon, which he cut on Adobe Premiere. […]

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Adobe Creative Cloud video: 2019 NAB releases

Just ahead of the 2019 NAB convention, Adobe has announced new features and performance updates for audio-video tools in Adobe Creative Cloud. New features include Content-Aware Fill for video, and new capabilities for titles and graphics, crafting animations, refining audio mixing, and organizing and preparing project media. Some of the hundreds of performance improvements include […]

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Find N Replace – a very useful Adobe Premiere Pro extension for batch renaming of clips

Here’s a useful tool for Adobe Premiere Pro editors that is useful enough that it gets its own dedicated post instead of being part of our regular Useful Tools for Editors column. Find N Replace is an extension and the developer says this: Assistant Editors rejoice! Get rid of the copy-paste! Find N Replace is […]

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Adobe releases Premiere Rush, the easy, cross-platform video editor that may not be made for you.

The internet (or at least the video editing and creation side of the internet) is in a rush over Adobe’s release of Premiere Rush, their new video creation tool that allows for fast and easy video content creation. It’s an entirely new tool built with content creators in mind in that it’s optimized for speed […]

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Which non-linear editing application should a graduating high school senior be certified for?

There was a tweet the other day asking an interesting question about non-linear editing certification for a graduating high school senior and which NLE certification would be most valuable. There is even a poll being taken. Texas TEA Arts AV wants high schoolers graduating with an industry certification, even if media industry doesn’t care. Which […]

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ART OF THE CUT with Oscar nominee Lisa Zeno Churgin

Lisa Zeno Churgin, has an extensive filmography, including Pete’s Dragon, Pitch Perfect, House of Sand and Fog, Cider House Rules – for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Editing in 1999 – and Dead Man Walking. Her early work was done cutting on film, and she switched to Avid in the mid-1990s. […]

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How I edited a complex feature documentary with in Adobe Premiere Pro with no crashes

I recently completed a feature-length documentary edit using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 (12.1.2), and we had zero* crashes during the four week + edit. Was I shocked by this? Not at all. PPro is very stable for me, and I had no fears about stability when I jumped into this edit. It’s not the […]

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ART OF THE CUT with documentary editor Neil Meiklejohn

Neil Meiklejohn is a documentary film editor who edited the documentaries Long Live Benjamin,and The Battered Bastards of Baseball. He also worked on an episode of The New Yorker Presents. For this interview, we discussed his editing of the Netflix series Wild Wild Country, which was nominated for a 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing […]

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The Adobe Premiere Pro Fall 2018 update – better color and better audio are highlights

Are you wondering if Adobe is going to update the Creative Cloud video tools for IBC 2018? Well, wonder no more (and tune in for a live Q and A with Adobe today at 9 am PST). The answer is yes and Adobe Premiere Pro, as usual, is at the front of the release. The […]

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Sequence Duplicate is the Adobe Premiere Pro feature that should have been built in from the very beginning

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How often have you been working in Adobe Premiere Pro and you duplicated a sequence into a new version only to forget to load that new copy into the timeline? So you continue editing on your old version only to discover the mistake many cuts later? If you’ve never done that then you’re a better […]

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A Premiere Pro Quicktip I can’t believe I never thought of

Here at the Editblog we love Quicktips and have run whole months of them over the years and even invited readers to play along. Just the other day I came across a little Quicktip while working in Adobe Premiere Pro that was one of those I cannot believe I never thought of  this until now moments. Have a you […]

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State of the NLE at Faster, Together 2018

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The Right Editing Software We’ve all at least seen it happen. Someone mentions an editing software. Someone else derides the intelligence of anyone who would use said software. Yet another says, “That’s like a carpenter saying they can only build a house with one brand of hammer!” 47 comments later, nobody has changed their opinion. […]

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