Author: Eric Wise

Eric Wise

Eric Wise is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of all aspects of video post-production. He twice received a Regional Emmy Nomination for editing two well regarded television shows. He currently lives in San Francisco and freelances for some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the Bay Area. He is also the founder and CEO of Splice Vine - "The Unconventional Video Editing Resource Blog."

Website: http://www.splicevine.com/

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editing apprenticeships

Film Editing A La Carte’ Apprenticeship – Dead or Just Reinvented?  

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Inexpensive and open-source technologies have meant fewer and fewer barriers of entry into video editing.  But many feel that the rise of the one-man shop has led to the fall of the apprenticeship model.  Gone are the days studying at the foot of the master, spending years learning what she does and why she does…

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Transmedia Storytelling

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Video Editors at the Eye of the Storm. I still remember the look of horror on my boss’s face when I told him I watched Terrence Malik‘s classic, Days of Heaven on my laptop while simultaneously surfing the web on my desktop. So much for my annual 2% increase. It was then that I realized,…

Cloud

Sync My Battleship – Don’t let technology torpedo workflow

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Make no mistake. There’s a battle brewing in the hearts and minds of Cloud lovin’ editors.  We early adopters have been on the front lines of remote computing for quite some time. But as we test the limits of this technology – it’s often testing the limits of our patience. Oh, to be young again….

Premier Pro

Game Reset: The FCP X fallout has been a blessing in disguise.

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Why? Because like so many other editors I will be learning Premier Pro. Don’t get me wrong, I bought FCP X the day it came out and I will learn how to use it – well.  But it’s clear that Apple is leaving the professional software space.  So I, like so many other fulltime freelance…

Final Cut Pro

How to Tame a Timeline

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We all know the feeling. We are given a pre-existing project to re-edit. We open it, glance down at the timeline and rub our eyes in disbelief. Staring back at us is a disorganized timeline that looks like it was created by a mad man or the children in The Lord of the Flies. There…

Auto-function

I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On: An Auto-function Cheat Sheet: Part 3 of 4: Adobe CS Suite

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We complete our look at automation in creative apps with the Adobe Creative Suite. This is not meant to be a comprehensive or complete list, only a helpful reference guide to common automated processes. PREMIERE PRO (version CS 5.5 and earlier) Auto Color FUNCTION: adjusts contrast and color by neutralizing the midtones and clipping the…

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8 Ways to Make the Leap Easier to FCP X

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Wow. I don’t think the end of the world prediction back on May 21st holds a candle to the kind of reaction the new version of Final Cut Pro received yesterday. Just look at the app store comments. For some dyed-in-the-wool editors this may feel like the beginning of the end. Some of us view…

Auto-function

I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On: An Auto-function Cheat Sheet: Part 2 of 4: Avid Media Composer

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We continue our look at automation in creative apps, this time with Avid Media Composer. This is not meant to be a comprehensive or complete list, only a helpful reference guide to common automated processes.  Avid Media Composer (v 5.5 and earlier)   Automatic Color Correction  FUNCTION:   Auto Balance – Balances the colors in…

Auto-function

I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On: An Auto-function Cheat Sheet: Part 1 of 4: Apple Creative Apps

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  Automation can be a blessing or a curse depending on your point or view. On the one hand it saves you from unnecessary mouse clicks or keystrokes. On the other hand it can frustrate you to no end if it creates an action you do not want. Below is a list of some of…

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