Our next lunch is with Gordon Burkell, founder of Art of the Guillotine. Aotg.com is a site where post professionals a film professionals can share and discuss content that they find from around the web that is post production related, with other post professionals.
Gordon has worked in the film industry and as a film editor for 10 years. He started Art of the Guillotine to help build a community for editors and to create a vehicle to help editors and film academics share their knowledge and expertise to improve the art form. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada where he edits and teaches film editing at Ryerson University.
Cirina Catania is Writer, Director, Journalist and former marketing executive with a long history of success in both the major studio and independent film environment. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. Her popular tech podcast, “The Digital Production BuZZ,” with host Larry Jordan and Michael Horton, airs every Thursday at http://www.digitalproductionbuzz.com and is heard in 156 countries in the world. Cirina writes for Technorati.com on gadgets, software, tech business and the latest films. She is a futurist and a digital distribution specialist.
The latest episode of Lunch with Philip and Greg features Alex Gollner who was in the USA for the Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit and subsequently we caught up with him in LA.
Alex Gollner has been in visual arts for over twenty years, starting as a graphic designer.
In October 2008 he discovered a fault in one of Final Cut Pro 6’s video effects and found a way to fix the text bug. He uploaded a fixed version of the effect to his blog. This was the first of many free Final Cut Pro add-ons he donated to the editing community since then.
For the Lunch with Philip and Greg project we shoot 4K and extract 1080 out of the larger image (or scale the image down). Working on the edit of the next to be published, this very moment shows why I find a big advantage in 4K for acquisition.
You can see from the multicam thumbnail why I wanted to crop this image, even though the shot on Greg is the best choice for that moment. And yes, cutting around eating is one of the early challenges of this project. We’re developing better strategies as we gain experience.
Our first Lunch with Philip and Greg episode is up and Mark Spencer is our guest.
Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, editor, teacher and writer based in the Bay Area. His company Day Street Productions is a production and post studio focused on corporate video. He is an Apple-certified instructor, teaching for organizations such as BAVC, Stanford University, DVExpo, MacWorld, and consulting for corporations and individuals. He is the author of the Apple Pro Training Series book Motion Graphics and Visual Effects from Peachpit Press and has written for print and online publications including DV Magazine, EditWell, ProVideo Coalition and kenstone.net. He maintains www.applemotion.net, a resource for Motion. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
A little background to our latest project. Greg and I take people we think are interesting out to lunch, and record it. Our first video will go up shortly, but I thought I’d run through the background first.