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Downtime

Posted on May 2, 2010 in: Cuts, Editing, Projects, Television by Andrew Birkhead

I’m enjoying a little downtime between paying projects.  I’m catching up on things around the office as well as working on a few pet projects.  One of the pet projects is titled ‘Drysdael’s little problem.’  My guilty pleasure is playing World of Warcraft.  For awhile, I had the habit of killing a particular bunny outside the auction house in Silvermoon City.  I decided to capture movies about it and edit them together.

I’m also shooting short interviews with my Flip camera.  I’m enjoying using the Flip camera for some basic storytelling.  Last fall I started a series of interviews about the New Warrior Training Adventure.  I attended the NWTA in October of 2004 and it was a life-changing experience for me.  I decided to ask other graduates what they learned at the training and how it impacted them and their families.  I’ve used some downtime to edit Pat Sullivan’s interview.  Look for more interviews in the near future.

Psychology and the Edit

Posted on March 23, 2010 in: Editing, Television by Andrew Birkhead

Joy of Film Editing has an interesting post centering on ‘Hollywood style’ editing, shot duration and how shorter shots resonate with the natural rhythm of the brain.

“Good storytelling is the balancing of constraints at multiple scales of presentation… film editors design shot patterns with care, generating a visual momentum in the viewer, who tracks the narrative.”

If you’re an editor, love movies, or just a geek, it’s worth a read.

Commercial

Posted on November 11, 2009 in: Editing, Television by Andrew Birkhead

I wish I had edited this.

Best Editing 2008

Posted on January 22, 2008 in: Television by Andrew Birkhead

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