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Irwin Young: Film Processing History & Color Blindness

By: Mitch Jacobson, Category Five Studios | NYC The geek in me feels like a groupie today except I'm not backstage at a rock concert.  I'm at the historic DuArt Film Lab Building in New York City and the “rockstar” I’m here to meet is [...]

Cutting It Close: Editing Tear Jerkers with Dan Zimmerman

Dan Zimmerman, A.C.E., was born and raised in California. You could say editing is in his blood. He is the son of legendary editor Don Zimmerman, and his twin brother Dean, and younger brother David are both editors. The Zimmermans cross the fourth dimension as his sisters Dana and Debbie [...]

A Virtual Duet with Andrea Bocelli & Ariana Grande

I had the privilege of on-line editing the new PBS concert special Andrea Bocelli: Cinema for the Great Performances team in NYC this month. My favorite segment features Andrea Bocelli singing a virtual duet with Ariana Grande  E più ti penso from Once Upon a Time in America. The [...]

Cutting it Close with Pietro Scalia: The Intimate Space Between the Director and the Editor

Pietro Scalia has worked closely with several of the worlds best directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott. He has won an Oscar for JFK,  Most recently he completed  The Martian, starring Matt Damon and sat down with me for a nice talk about editing films. Jacobson:  Hi, Pietro. I [...]

By | 2017-05-31T08:28:00+00:00 November 29th, 2015|Categories: Editing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Cutting it Close with Eddie Hamilton: Editing ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

Mitch Jacobson:   This film is the greatest action movie of the summer, a real feel good film.  You must be really proud. Eddie Hamilton:   I am enormously proud of the film and how hard we worked on it.  It was a very intense 11 [...]

By | 2017-05-31T08:28:00+00:00 November 29th, 2015|Categories: Editing, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Live Multicam in Premiere Pro- Edit-While-Recording Demo

Hi, Everyone. I'll be at AbleCine tomorrow (Tuesday June 8th) to show-and-tell about a very cool workflow I have been using on a lot of award shows lately: Edit-While-Recording: Live Multicam in Premiere Pro. I'll present a demo with 8 cameras feeding a MacPro with Softron's [...]

DaVinci Resolve Adds Multicamera Editing

DaVinci Resolve has added multicamera editing along with a whole slew of editing updates to version 12. The multicam mode acts like you would expect it to with very familiar steps for syncing angles and cutting in the timeline. From the Blackmagic website: Multi-cam editing in [...]

Is Periscope the Future of Live Streaming?

Have you seen the newest live video apps for Twitter? Periscope and Meercat allow you to share live video and interact with your followers in real time. It's a voyage around the world peeking into people's lives through their eyes...and it is addictive. In minutes, [...]

By | 2015-03-28T10:28:03+00:00 March 28th, 2015|Categories: Live Streaming, News, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Editing-while-Recording The Oscars Live with Growing Media Files

Switching and editing live television programs is the most exciting part of the TV business for me. Lately, I've noticed a lot more calls for live editing-while-recording gigs, possibly due to the technology becoming more affordable and easier to use. For this years' Academy Awards [...]