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Alan E. Bell

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February 19th 2003
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Catch And Release
by Alan E. Bell 10 years ago
Hello, I am currently looking for a few good beta testers. I have an application that I am about to release which does project sharing. If you are interested in taking a look please contact me via ema
Re: Catch And Release
by Robb Harriss 10 years ago
yeah, sure you can. Who told you that you couldn't Make sure you're on master mix. see: Non-linear: all the time and nothing but.
Avid vs Premiere vs FCP, legit question...
by Tracy Peterson 11 years ago
Hello: I'm embarking on Avid certification to round my experience out as an editor and I'm getting some decent training on it finally, so that makes me happy, but it's also leaving me confused. You se
Re: REALLY GOOD THREAD
by Alan E. Bell 11 years ago
I started in a cutting room before Avid even existed. I assisted on my first feature when the media composer was at version 4 at that time there was no media sharing. I've cut five features on Avid an
The Cut edit
by Alan Smith 11 years ago
Here is a question of style. Under what circumstance or conditions would the story being told require more than a simple cut edit There are trends in television and movies to have multiple images pip
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Re: The Cut edit
by Alan E. Bell 11 years ago
It's a matter of taste really. I think each and every film is different, and to hold yourself down with rules is a mistake. Some films the editing should be invisible, others editing can act as anothe
I'm just so mad!!!
by Greg Burke 11 years ago
Hello all this is my Rant I apologize in advance... I payed 60,000$ to go school (I'm in debt) I bought a edit system for 5,500$ dollars, I have a bachelors, I have real work on my reel not just stude
Re: I'm just so mad!!!
by Alan E. Bell 11 years ago
Why is everyone so down on LA Sheesh! I've been working here in editing for over 20 years. I think what the issue is here, is the all too common expectation that many young folks have, after going to
Editing from a sequence
by Jane Anderson 12 years ago
Hi, I'm new to FCP from Avid. My ususal procedure is to cut a "select roll" of my good shots into a sequence. In Avid, I can use this sequence in my source monitor, and create a new edit by selecting
Re: Editing from a sequence
by Alan E. Bell 12 years ago
Jane, As someone who has cut 4 feature films on FCP I can tell you that cut and paste is your friend. If you are having trouble getting the pastes to land on the right track I suggest that you use the
Getting that first assistant job
by Peter dewit 13 years ago
Ok so I graduated college about 2 years ago. After a good internship at a post house I pretty much had training as a tape op tech. I really want to be an editor but my last two jobs have been focused
Re: Getting that first assistant job
by Alan E. Bell 13 years ago
Where are you located. I may be able to help you. Alan Edward Bell Editor
Newbie needs a little help please.....
by Alan E. Bell 14 years ago
Hello, I am very new to c4d. I am using version 9.6 and I cannot seem to get a wireframe or really anything to display in my perspective view. I downloaded an .obj file from turbo squid and I can see
Re: Newbie needs a little help please.....
by Alan E. Bell 14 years ago
Tech support set me straight. The scale of the object was so small that the camera clipped it. Regards Alan Bell
The art of sleep deprevation.
by Alister Robbie 14 years ago
It seems that part of the art of editing is being able to function for very long periods of time without sleep. I have just picked up a gig as an assistant editor doing the graveyard shift for a TV se
Re: The art of sleep deprevation.
by Alan E. Bell 14 years ago
My recommendation would be to do only one job at a time. It's hard enough to do that so why make it difficult on yourself. Frankly I wouldn't even consider highering an assistant that had a second job
What books have you purchased for inspiration on aestetic and craft of editing
by Jana 14 years ago
Looking for inspiration and information on what every editor must have know Thanks, jana
Re: What books have you purchased for inspiration on aestetic and craft of editing
by Alan E. Bell 14 years ago
I personally enjoyed "In the Blink of an Eye" but I don't really think it's done much for my editing. Frankly I get my inspiration from the footage I am working with and the rest of my life. It's all
editors' agents?
by richie edelson 14 years ago
i'm an editor living in los angeles who's been cutting mostly reality tv and documentaries...i was starting to look around at agents who represent editors in the hope of getting some help making the m
Re: editors' agents?
by Alan E. Bell 14 years ago
I really couldn't say if it would help in a smaller market. It's more necasary in hollywood because of the competition, everyone has an agent so everyone needs an agent. It used to be (before my time
Have your rates gone up or down over the last 10 years?
by Chaz Shukat 14 years ago
This question is for those of you who have a minimum of 15 years in the biz. As the years have gone by in your careers, and you get more knowledgable and experienced, have you increased your rates acc
Re: Have your rates gone up or down over the last 10 years?
by Alan E. Bell 14 years ago
Debe, Has some great points. My rate has steadly gone up over the years. I also work for people I enjoy working with now, as opposed to whom ever will pay me something for my talent. Alan
Dialog editing??
by Stylz 14 years ago
For you experienced narrative editors. When assembleing a dialog scene, better to radio edit(edit for conversational flow) or edit for facial performance(gestures, emotions) FIRST Key word being first
Re: Dialog editing??
by Alan E. Bell 14 years ago
I do both, but gerally don't don't slip the audio into a different take unless I've tried every single take of the angle I'm looking to use, and nothing works to my satisfaction. Then I start to look
Revision fieldskit is awsome!
by Alan E. Bell 15 years ago
You guys rock. I used your plug-in today with much success! I love the way it automaticaly creates it's own mask by looking at movement. Really cool stuff. Thanks guys. Alan Bell
Re: Revision fieldskit is awsome!
by Alan E. Bell 15 years ago
or is it the dienterlacer. Well you know what I mean. LOL
Kona 2 or Decklink HD Pro card?
by Steven Escobar 15 years ago
I was wondering what you guys thought was a better card for HD. The Kona 2 or Decklink HD Pro card Is there a significant difference in the two Do they use the DVCPro HD codec in FCP or their own I'm
Re: Kona 2 or Decklink HD Pro card?
by Alan E. Bell 15 years ago
I am currenlty cutting a feature using the Kona 2 card and dvcprohd 1080i 24fps. It's working extremely well. Regards Alan BellAlan Bell --------------- Discreet Combustion Co-Host LA Combustion Users
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