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Film editing

Posted Feb 23, 2011 14:27 UTC (Wed) by Oddscurity (subscriber, #46851)
In reply to: Film editing by corbet
Parent article: Easy, powerful, stable: Pick two with OpenShot 1.3

I was really impressed with the inguinity of the people doing this work. They came up with a machine to keep track of sound samples, the blue-sky research on computer graphics was downright impressive, but one of the things that most stayed with me was how they did in-camera special effects.

Camera tracking was something that basically had to be invented on the spot at that point, at least for use with the miniature shots they did.

If we ever see another open source video editor, my suggestion would be to name it Nostalgia. Even though in my case, as a guy in his mid-30's, it's a hankering for an era just 'before' my time.

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Film editing

Posted Feb 26, 2011 22:28 UTC (Sat) by Creideiki (subscriber, #38747) [Link]

For those not yet bitten by that particular nostalgia bug, I believe the book you're talking about is Droidmaker by Michael Rubin (ISBN 0937404675). And even if it isn't, it's a fascinating read, covering everything from computer graphics, through film editing to the politics behind the Star Wars movies.

Film editing

Posted Feb 26, 2011 22:51 UTC (Sat) by Oddscurity (subscriber, #46851) [Link]

That's exactly the book I meant. Thanks!

I couldn't recall the name for the life of me. It's a very interesting read, indeed. Complete with descriptions of framebuffers as very expensive (and large) devices, it's entertaining to read about things positively quaint and yet so familiar.

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