I just spent three days last week at the offices of PBS NewsHour Weekend. It’s been a little while since I actually worked directly for a PBS property, and it was great to spend a little time in such a professional environment. The shop is cutting on Premiere, which I did not expect, but I […]

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I was lucky enough to get some great projects in 2018. During the summer, I worked at Cakehouse Media on a brand new series – ‘Buddy’s Big Bakedown‘, which will air on Discovery International. We were editing in the same building as the bakery where all the heavy lifting for the retail shop and custom […]

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  Hi everybody! “Wilhemina’s War” is screening as part of a festival in NYC celebrating the work of filmmaker St. Clair Bourne. You can see it Monday night, 2/19 at 6pm at the Metrograph.  There are some great other films being screened as well. It’s a great excuse to check this place out if you haven’t […]

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This is a section from the middle of “Wilhemina’s War”, festival version. One of the activists we’ve been following goes to chat with a pastor, and then we go to a local barbershop to hear some men talk about how seriously they take HIV/AIDS prevention. We had so much great stuff from the barbershop, I […]

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SWITCHING TO PREMIERE PRO CC Part I: MOVING FROM FCP 7. I recently finished editing a documentary project I worked on over the course of three years. Wilhemina’s War is a story about a family living in rural South Carolina, as they struggle to live healthy lives in the middle of an unacknowledged HIV epidemic. The […]

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Since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, there has been much interest in ways to use the touchscreens for musical applications. There are apps which simulate a wide variety of studio gear – synthesizers, drum machines, effects units, whole grooveboxes, entirely new instruments, ‘four track’ recorders. Many of these apps are amazing; I particularly […]

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AC-7 Core XT It’s been about 18 months since FCP X was released as I write this, and there are many, many, FCP 7 workstations still cranking out shows around New York City. I expect folks will hang on to these systems as long as possible; I’m working on one right now. In an earlier […]

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There are a few neat little things I’ve run across as I worked this fall and winter that made my life a bit simpler as I navigated the trenches of documentary television. Runtime for iPhone was one of them. Runtime on the App Store $1.99 Runtime web site Runtime is a great take on that […]

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iPad and Media Composer: Liine Lemur Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for an upgrade. It’s been almost a year that I’ve been editing shows on Media Composer and mixing them using an iPad running MIDI Touch and Touch OSC. These tools have made working with audio on the Avid substantially easier. But there have […]

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