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MACOS SIERRA COUNTS IN A HUMAN WAY. OH, NO!

While working in Final Cut Pro X tonight, I noticed something: it was arranging my Events in the correct order, even though the first difference in their names (from leftRead More…

ROGUE ONE REVIEW, WITH SPOILERS

Having not thought much of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and feeling like I was adrift in a sea of praise for it, I was sceptical about RogueRead More…

NEW CV NOW AVAILABLE.

Today’s lesson: if you’re going to do something yourself, rather than pay someone to do it, then do it! This blog doesn’t get the attention it should, but I had noRead More…

SPOILER-FULL FORCE AWAKENS REVIEW

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FAREWELL TO EDITWORKS

Like a fool, I forgot to hand my security pass back in on my last day of the Puffers edit. Editworks was our (well defended) home for six weeks asRead More…

FINISHING PUFFERS & #DIESELGATE

Finished up on Scotland’s Vital Spark: the Clyde Puffer (as it’s now called) last Friday. Everyone was happy with it, including me. It’s a lovely show that’s equal part historyRead More…

OTHER PEOPLE’S EYES, AND WHY KUBRICK’S LAST FILM IS, I THINK, UNFINISHED

An editor will prepare a cut in near-isolation. It would be total isolation if it wasn’t for the director (or Edit Producer, who does the director’s job in the cuttingRead More…

FINAL CUT PRO X 10.2: NEW MASKS

The new mask capabilities of FCPX in 10.2 were immediately a godsend: the video I was working on at the time immediately benefitted, and in that respect it was asRead More…

SLOW TRAIN THROUGH AFRICA

I did a wee bit of work on Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones. When I came in, some of the episodes had been entirely finished, but theRead More…

I’VE BEEN FCPX GRILLED

You know that scene from The Jerk, where Navin R. Johnson leaps ecstatically into the air when the phone book arrives because it’s the first one to feature his name?Read More…