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Kylee Peña

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Originally from the Midwest, I spent six years as an editor in Indianapolis and Atlanta, working on projects ranging from PBS shows to independent films. I then branched out into post production technology in Los Angeles, applying my knowledge of a w... [more]
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Blog: NAB For Free: How BCPC is Eliminating Financial Barriers for Trade Shows
by Kylee Peña 2 weeks ago
My first time attending the NAB Show (the National Association of Broadcasters, the largest trade show our industry has all year) I stayed in Las Vegas for a week and came away feeling connected. All
@Bob Zelin
by Kylee Peña 2 weeks ago
Thanks Bob! I hope some of the people we're able to send are able to track you down at the show to learn a thing or two And ya know, I do agree that a lot of the young folk should put more into non-co
There's a Severe Degeneration of Basic Business Social Courtesies in the World Today...
by Ned Miller 2 weeks ago
Hi All, Has this been happening to you too Or is it just me I have witnessed that basic social skills have really diminished. Kids at the Thanksgiving table looking at their phones, etc. We in the sel
Re: There's a Severe Degeneration of Basic Business Social Courtesies in the World Today...
by Kylee Peña 2 weeks ago
Hm. Well, if I were short-sighted, I would say this is almost entirely an old-timer problem. Because the extent of MY experience with getting the cold shoulder or needing to drag a response out of som
Blog: The Moment I Knew
by Mae Manning 1 month ago
I didn't go to film school. I didn't even go to college. I am one of the very rare few that always knew they wanted to be a film video editor. Most film editors start off aspiring to be something diff
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Tim Wilson liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: The Moment I Knew
by Kylee Peña 1 month ago
This is a really cool observation about how art affects us! I think there are a lot of us that have hoarded the songs and photos and movies that made us feel emotions beyond anything we expected, prot
Blog: A Brief Summary of the State of Women in Film
by Kylee Peña 1 month ago
Whenever I discuss gender in the film industry, someone usually pops up and says "yeah but it's waaaay better than it used to be!" And every year, San Diego State University's Center for the Study of
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Tim Wilson liked this 1 month ago
Re: A Brief Summary of the State of Women in Film
by John Conrad 1 month ago
It is an amazing summary. Amazing post!
Article: More Than One Path to Success: Senior Editor Mae Manning
by Kylee Peña 3 months ago
Art of the Edit More Than One Path to Success: Senior Editor Mae Manning We talk a lot about things like accessible tools and the democratization of video production -- what has this meant for the em
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Blog: Why Representation Matters: Thoughts on the Creative Arts Emmys
by Kylee Peña 5 months ago
The first time I had tea with Meaghan, it was a bright summer day in New York. She told me I would have to work harder than almost anyone I knew if I wanted to succeed. It was my first trip to the cit
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Feeling Overwhelmed, need advice.
by Lindsay McCutcheon 7 months ago
Hi everyone, I recently uploaded a video to Youtube I had been working on for five months featuring Disney movies from the past 30 years. Link Here: https: www.youtube.com watch v=E-6xk4W6N20 It went
Re: Feeling Overwhelmed, need advice.
by Kylee Peña 6 months ago
Hi Lindsay, I meant to reply to this when you posted it. It's really cool that you were able to put your talents on display and let your work speak for itself in order to begin breaking into the indus
Blog: Addressing Professional Fears and Growing Up
by Kylee Peña 7 months ago
Last week, a young woman on Twitter told me she had read an old blog post I wrote and immediately related to it and needed more information. The post, titled Professional Fears , was published on Febr
Re: Addressing Professional Fears and Growing Up
by Nathan Walters 7 months ago
Great read. The struggle is definitely real and highly relatable. Especially now with Facebook and Twitter. It's easy to look at peers working on certain projects, to envy them, and question whether o
Blog: The Women in Post PR List: No More #AllMalePanels
by Kylee Peña 11 months ago
Did you know the #allmalepanel is such a common phenomenon that a UN organization is urging its employees (and 8,500 member organizations like Coca-Cola and Cisco) to stop participating in them There
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Blog: The Sisterhood of the X-Files Fandom
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
I could safely fit three episodes of The X-Files on one VHS tape in Long Play mode. And I did. In the late 90s and early aughts, I collected and categorized episodes in much the same way one would arr
Blog: The Easy Way to Solve Gender Imbalance in Film and Television
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
Each year, San Diego State University s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film releases a Celluloid Ceiling report which shows female employment on the top 250 films of the previous year
And the Nominees are...
by Scott Roberts 1 year ago
THE OTHER NOMINEES DON'T MATTER RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE MAD MAX: FURY ROAD GOT 10 NOMINATIONS. 10 NOMINATIONS. HELL YES. http: giphy.com gifs 14ymAl7ywLu8og html5 I guess I can comment on the other stuff t
Re: And the Nominees are...
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
I have a confession to make. This awards season is difficult for me because I hold the opinion that Mad Max: Fury Road is merely just an okay movie. I saw it before it was overly hyped, so it's not li
Advice for Pursuing a Full-Time Video Editing/Post Production Career?
by Matt Yaple 1 year ago
Hello! My name is Matt, and I'm a freelance video editor and motion graphics designer. I know this question has been asked numerous times before, but I'm hoping to acquire advice for my specific scena
Re: Advice for Pursuing a Full-Time Video Editing/Post Production Career?
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
One more thing: not to be gratuitious, but I wish I had taken this advice I wrote to heart when I was 16. blog: kyleesportfolio.com blog twitter: @kyl33t demo: kyleewall.com
Audio Sync Issue FCP7
by David Mignano 1 year ago
Hello, I'm in need of some help. I'm trying to help my wife put together a documentary for a class project. She's never done any film work before and while I have much more experience than her I would
Re: Audio Sync Issue FCP7
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
Did she record the video on the iPhone with the camera app that comes with it If so, you'll need to transcode it since the frame rate is variable in those files -- it actually drifts around between li
Client's footage turned out to be not editable. Advice to getting paid.
by Edward Harby 1 year ago
Before this project, I worked with this client (director producer) on 2 other projects. Things were smooth for the first two projects. Yes the camera work was a little wonky but the length of the vide
Re: Client's footage turned out to be not editable. Advice to getting paid.
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
Mark Suszko "Make it a "ripple delete" then, and hope all the downstream changes are good for you!:-)" This post was delightfully nerdy. Thank you! blog: kyleesportfolio.com blog twitter: @kyl33t dem
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Who's Going To See This?
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
Just today, I saw TV commercials for a new movie called "Steve Jobs". Does anyone plan on seeing it I like the music bed for the spot--the startup chime for a Macintosh just keeps going and going and
Re: Who's Going To See This?
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
I've been looking forward to it for a while. A Steve Jobs film that revolves specifically around three product launches, written by Aaron Sorkin Yes please. I've read some great reviews that say it's
News: SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital Together
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
State-of-the-art facility, slated to open in 2016, will offer streamlined production and post-production services. (LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--September 11, 2015) The SIM Group has entered into a long-t
Re: News: SIM Group Signs Lease for New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site; Brings Chainsaw, Sim Digital and Bling Digital Together
by Kylee Peña 1 year ago
Very much looking forward to working on a historical campus -- with these views of Hollywood! blog: kyleesportfolio.com blog twitter: @kyl33t demo: kyleewall.com
Blog: And then I moved to Los Angeles...
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
So, uh, I moved to LA, you guys. Let s back up a couple decades. When I was a kid, I read a lot of books that dealt with shy homebodies that took adventures out of their comfort zones for heroic or ac
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Re: And then I moved to Los Angeles...
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
Hi Kylee, I made that trip several years ago. I lived in LA for three years and it was one of the best and hardest decisions I ever made. This a show I helped shoot for Discovery Channel in La Jolla.
Anyone else catch a cold at NAB?
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
You know the T shirt... "My parents went to Paris and all I got was this stupid T-Shirt". Well, that's how I feel. I went to NAB and all I got was a damn cold! And apparently I'm not the only one. My
Re: Anyone else catch a cold at NAB?
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
For the first time since I've been attending, I didn't return with some horrible respiratory infection or any other diseases! I bathed in hand sanitizer after every meeting where hands were shook, I t
Cold Calling/Approaching Production Companies For Job ?
by Clyde Finn 2 years ago
I have recently graduated with a degree in film and TV production from a big university. I have 2-3 years work experience from when I was still in school from working both on and off campus doing prod
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Re: Cold Calling/Approaching Production Companies For Job ?
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
I graduated in 2009, so my experience with this stuff is still fairly fresh and hopefully helpful to you. I think a lot of people might tell you to keep knocking on doors and cold calling and stuff, b
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When do you colour grade?
by Hollie Cooper 2 years ago
So I'm a self taught editor and as a result of learning things as I go, I don't necessarily do things in the right order. I've recently finished filming a short and am now at the editing stage. This i
Re: When do you colour grade?
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
Just to add context to Shane's response for you -- Consider what you're trying to accomplish when you're color grading. Your 4K media has a ton of color information so you can push your correction and
Welcome to the new Fitness In Post forum!
by Zack Arnold 2 years ago
For those of you discovering this forum for the first time saying, "What the heck is Fitness In Post " you're not alone. Until last year this concept was absolutely an oxymoron...but not anymore. For
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Kylee Peña liked this 2 years ago
Re: Welcome to the new Fitness In Post forum!
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
Happy to see you around more often! Sorry about the account thing. You have a couple of 'em, so I took a guess and picked the most recent one -- WRONG! LOL You updated the old one, which is always a b
Better Call Saul
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
Dang you guys. When I first heard about this show I was like "ugh no, let the perfection of Breaking Bad rest in peace." I wasn't really looking forward to the show, but I figured I would watch it. Da
Re: Better Call Saul
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
Ditto on Kylee. My thoughts and feelings exactly. Then when I read that Gilligan and Gould would be running it I started to think it couldn't be that mediocre. Then the show itself started to air and
Kevin Pollak and editing
by Andrew Kimery 2 years ago
Nice article by the Cow's own Kylee Wall about Kevin Pollack and his new documentary (which he edited) called Misery Loves Comedy: Comedian Kevin Pollak on Cutting his Documentary with Adobe Premiere
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Re: Kevin Pollak and editing
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
Andrew Kimery "multicam setup or what his favorite codec is" Sorry to be such a disappointment :) I did have you darling nerds in mind and was fully prepared to go briefly into technical nitty-gritty
CLASHING IDEALS: American Sniper vs. Naf Naf Grill
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=5bP1f_1o-zo American Sniper has been a bit of a polarizing experience, if you happen to have read any articles about it. I guess the central figure, Chris Kyle, has gone
Re: CLASHING IDEALS: American Sniper vs. Naf Naf Grill
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
Scott Roberts " I don't think I've ever seen an advertisement for Chipotle" I think they only do the occasional TV commercial, and it doesn't actually air on TV much. Like maybe once during the Super
The Imitation Game
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
Scott, in another thread you asked "Maybe I can just read a Wikipedia article about Alan Turing and call it a day " Yes, pretty much. I mean, it was enjoyable, I'm glad I watched it. And the reason it
Re: The Imitation Game
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
I agree the end of the film felt like an unnecessary epilogue. The war being won was rather anti-climatic...which is often a thing I dig, melancholy in the face of joy, the juxtaposition of that as a
Golden Globe Reactions?
by Jeff Breuer 2 years ago
Honestly I have not watched much of the Globes in the past. I sat through last night's event and all I could think of was, "Is it always this bad " Here are some thoughts: - That was the worst produce
Re: Golden Globe Reactions?
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
"Always desperate for attention" Or maybe she's just proud of her body and enjoys dressing in a way that makes her feel good Even if her dress choices are primarily a marketing ploy to get magazine co
Need Some Direction Please
by Brady Lovell 2 years ago
I've been a hunter all of my life, and I've been messing around with filming my hunts since before HD was even popular. I never got serious until 2 years ago though. When GoPro came out, it was a perf
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Re: Need Some Direction Please
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
Sorry, I'm totally skipping steps in my explanation and I didn't mean to :) When you look at your sequence settings, what is your editing timebase If you're creating a new sequence by dragging a 60fps
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Top Films of the Year Lists?
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
Hey, now is as good a time as any to ask if anyone wants to share their "top films of the year" lists You can share your top 10, top 5, top whatever! If you've only seen two movies this year, tell us
Re: Top Films of the Year Lists?
by Kylee Peña 2 years ago
I don't feel like I've seen enough movies this year to make a top ten list. I'm generally seeing them too late and then I can't remember if it was this year or last year or what. But Birdman is defini
Need for Speed
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=fsrJWUVoXeM Premise: Aaron Paul stars as Chase Racerman (Ok, I forgot the character's actual name), a mechanic who is also like the BEST driver EVER. He gets framed for
Re: Need for Speed
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
I hope you people are coming to appreciate the relatively subtle, lovingly crafted poetry of the Fast & Furious series.
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Support Women and Minorities in Production and Post - Tuesday NAB Meetup
by Kylee Peña 3 years ago
Join us for an inaugural meet up at NAB 2014! Expanded Focus is a casual gathering for professionals from all sides of production and post who want to encourage and expand the presence and voices of w
Re: Support Women and Minorities in Production and Post - Tuesday NAB Meetup
by Ralph Hajik 3 years ago
Hi Kylee, I just received some information I'm passing along to you and your post. https: www.magnetmail.net actions email_web_version.cfm recipient_id=1529533535&message_id=3840588&user_id=NAB_&group
Edit all closed captions at once?
by Martin Strandgaard 3 years ago
Hi guys! I'm working with Premiere Pro CC, and just recieived a .stl file from an interpreter with translations of a spanish interview. This is my first time working with subtitles so I'm new to "Clos
Re: Edit all closed captions at once?
by Kylee Peña 3 years ago
.stl files are plain text or rich text, right Could you open the file in TextEdit and do a find replace all with the settings you want to change For example, if you want to change the font from Arial
Output to tape crash
by Jef Huey 3 years ago
On the latest version of Premiere Pro CC {7.1.0 (141)}. Mac and AJA Kona 3 with 10.4.5 AJA drivers and Adobe plugins. Now - full disclosure - we have never used Premiere for output to tape but wanted
Re: Output to tape crash
by Kylee Peña 3 years ago
I've done this exact scenario (same deck and all) exactly 6 times. The only issues were either with the deck or user error (such as the kona being set to output the wrong thing and Premiere being told
Anamorphic footage playback at quarter resolution?
by Kylee Peña 3 years ago
I had an odd thing happen to me the week before last and I didn't have time to investigate if it was expected behavior or not. Hopefully I can explain it properly here so you can tell me. In the very
Re: Anamorphic footage playback at quarter resolution?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 years ago
Check your preview settings.
News: Biscardi Creative Media Wraps-Up Season 3 Of Nationwide PBS Series "This American Land"
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
(Atlanta, Georgia--November 14, 2013) Biscardi Creative Media celebrates with Environment News Trust on the completion and wrap-up of Season Three of "This American Land," an original conservation ser
@Jim Hine
by Kylee Peña 3 years ago
Thank you! It really was a great show to cut. blog: kyleesportfolio.com blog twitter: @kyl33t demo: kyleewall.com
Colour grading in the ghetto
by Robertson Dunn 3 years ago
Long time listener, first time caller. Please forgive me for I'm about to say a lot of things that I'm sure will make the hairs stand up on the back of more than a few seasoned pro's on here, but I'm
Re: Colour grading in the ghetto
by Kylee Peña 3 years ago
I was in a similar situation and asked a friend at my local PBS station if I could pop in for a late evening or two in exchange for a credit on the film. They said sure, no problem, because I wasn't m
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