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June 4, 2018

How I fixed the Batman vs. Superman movie

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I love movies. There, I admit it! You happy? No seriously, I’ve loved watching and learning about films ever since I was little. As a child I was fascinated by the special effects side of filmmaking; how they made King Kong look so giant against the humans, or how they made Bigfoot come to life. […]

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April 16, 2018

Sizzle Reels: Not An Editor’s Best Work?

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This is one of those topics that can be classified as a “gray” area when it comes to opinion, due in part to many believing any edited piece represents the quality of an editor’s work. However, one thing to keep in mind is, often times the work shown within a video is not of the editor’s. […]

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March 12, 2018

How to Cut A Musical

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I’m sorry…what is this article about? Yes, yes, yes…I know what you’re saying – “Jeff, I’m an editor. I work on testimonial videos, commercials for products or events, or maybe (if I’m lucky and have an unrelenting desire to work on a single project for 9 to 12 months) a movie. I don’t DO musicals. That’s…that’s […]

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February 13, 2018

A look back at 2017 an Amazing Year

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How does one summarize a year without going the route of “RENT” and listing off the exact number of minutes (525,600 for those wondering) nor responding with a single adjective response? No seriously, I’m asking you because until I find out I’ll just have to resort to a list because…lists are fun! 2017 was one of […]

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January 29, 2018

4 Awesome Tools for Film Editors You May Not Know About

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Any expert in their field will tell you, they’re only as good as the tools they use. I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to make myself faster, more efficient, and, frankly, better at what I do. Over the years of editing, I’ve slowly started assembling a small list of software that is my go-to’s […]

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January 12, 2018

How I Fixed My Favorite Christmas Movie

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Every year since I was little, a family tradition of mine is to watch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. There has not been a year since the film’s release that I’ve missed viewing it, and it’s even become a tradition my sister has passed onto her family and daughters. I have seen the movie so many […]

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November 27, 2017

6 Movies & TV Shows That Changed the Industry Forever

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We live in a world where we take a lot for granted. Food, gas, money, and even entertainment. Rarely do you think about how things got to the way they are today. Often times, change comes about because someone decided to do something differently than had been done in the past. It’s this decision to […]

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November 3, 2017

How I Work: Jeff Bell, Lead Editor

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Position: Lead Editor One word that best describes how you work: Organized Current mobile device: iPhone 6 Current computer: Custom built PC running Windows 10 (surprisingly it’s good) What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without? 3DS Max, Celtx, and Spotify are the three biggest. I’ve been actively using 3DSMax (an industry standard 3D […]

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October 16, 2017

How writing and editing are two sides of the same coin

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Watch the Video Below An editor’s job is an important step in the film making process. People have said that the post-production stage can easily make or break a project, but why is that? When it comes down to it, an editor is a writer. Not seeing the connection? Both are forms of storytelling albeit […]

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October 11, 2017

Recovering Data from Unrecoverable Disks

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It’s one of those modern life fears we’ve all encountered at some point in our professional lives: going to access your data and it’s gone. Your throat tightens, your eyes bulge, your stomach drops, and you go into full-on panic mode as you attempt futile reasoning with your computer or server. You hope that your […]

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