Adobe's consumer video editing package Premiere Elements 3.0 builds on the strengths of its previous version with an even less cluttered interface to make the workspace less intimidating for the casual editor and relatively sophisticated tools tucked away for those who want to spend more time manipulating their video.
First of all, Eddy, can you explain what a supervising sound editor does?
The supervising sound editor is in charge of all audio postproduction on the film. When the editor has partially completed the edit, he will discuss with the supervising sound editor the sounds for the film. This covers all aspects of audio: the dialogue, the sound effects, the backgrounds, the foley, etc.
The 50th London Film Festival drew to a close on Thursday following a frenetic two and a half weeks when over 180 feature films had been shown.
Festival Artistic Director, Sandra Hebron, said: "We've been delighted by the enthusiastic response of filmmakers and audiences alike to our special birthday Festival. The diversity of the films on offer, the range and calibre of guests who've attended, and the success of our industry and educational events puts the Festival in a very strong position and we now look forward to our next 50 years."
Hollywoodland is like an unmasking of the American Dream in microcosm: it takes as its subject the true story of actor George Reeves who hit the heights playing Superman in the 1950s, but who was found dead in his apartment in the Hollywood hills. The verdict? Suicide.
"Can I email it to ya when I figure it out?"
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) in Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Feeling a little tired lately? Spending less time watching TV? Wonder how you're going to absorb it all? Well...Yes...Yes...we'll email you on that.
If it's any consolation, you're not alone.
The beauty of today's content sources is that they are always on, always available, always sending stuff to you.
When Kevin Macdonald was deciding where to shoot his debut dramatic feature, The Last King of Scotland, the resounding advice he received was that he should shoot in a country with an established film industry infrastructure and skilled crews, like South Africa.
The Vancouver International Film Festival closed on Friday with a closing party at the capacious and airy venue of the station for the Rocky Mountaineer tourist train in Vancouver.
On Thursday evening, artistic director Alan Franey announced the winners of this year's VIFF awards.
In cinemas all around the capital - from London's West End, Leicester Square, the NFT, through to the Brixton Ritzy, the East Finchley Phoenix, Croydon's David Lean Cinema and the Tricycle in Kilburn, cinema staff all across London are gearing up for a frenetic fortnight in which over 180 new feature films and 130 short movies will get shown to audiences.
The Vancouver International Film Festival annual Film and Television Forum wrapped on Saturday with the popular New Filmmaker's Day. The last event I caught at the forum, and probably the highlight of NFD, was a morning workshop, "the Actor/Director Relationship", with Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter, Away from Her), actor/director Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys, My Name is Earl) and Sook-Yin Lee (Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch). The 175-seater cinema was filled to capacity, with standing room only.
All the people who really know how to put entertainment content to work for them are back in school with all of the essentials - notebook computers, smartphones, video MP3/iPods, PSPs.
Working to win their hearts and minds, content owners, aggregators and manufacturers heard (and believe) what Sparky said in Bring It On, "Follow me, or perish, sweater monkeys."