Friday, February 15, 2008

Director-Editor Chemistry

Yahoo! Movies has a good article on the relationships between directors and editors. It focuses specifically on three noteworthy movies in 2007--Michael Clayton, The Kite Runner, and The Eastern Promises.

I've never worked with an editor on any of my projects. For my feature, an editor will provide me the critical distance and fresh perspective needed for the long post-production process, but being that the first cut sets the direction for the rest of the process, I don't know if I am able to let another person do that.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

R.I.P. The Great Japanes Director, Kon Ichikawa

He doesn't receive nearly as much attention in the U.S. as Kurosawa or Ozu, but I had the great fortune to discover him when I watched his Tokyo Olympiad. No ordinary documentary, it combines experimental techniques with human portrayals of the athletes.

Please check out the following article, in honor of the man.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Planning the First Ever Movie Night

I'm very excited about the Monthly Movie Nights. I hope it will give ordinary film-lovers a chance to share their cinematic passion. Feel free to leave comments!