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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…

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…

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…

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I wasn’t going to stay up for “the bells” because I was seriously sleep deprived, but curiosity got the better of me. I’d edited the Hogmanay show for STV, andRead More…

PREMIERE PRO PAIN — NECESSARY OR NOT?

No one likes unnecessary pain. It must’ve seemed like unnecessary pain to many editors, having to learn a new piece of software when the old one works just fine. AndRead More…

BREAKING NEWS: FINAL CUT PRO 7 IS STILL DEAD!

Gotta say, I agree with this post regarding Final Cut Pro 7. I just finished a job with it and, sadly, it wasn’t up to the task. Admittedly, I’d over-estimated it,Read More…

TIP FOR LOGGING WITH KEYWORDS

My favourite way of logging with keywords is to have ‘No Ratings or Keywords’ selected as the criteria for display in the Event Browser. Then, add a keyword and theRead More…

BOW TO THE AUDIENCE

My favourite living musician and recording artist is Prince. I’ll allow that if you don’t like him, you probably really don’t like him. That’s because he’s really good. Not aRead More…