Chris Witt

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Fact: Asking whether we live in a simulation is not a scientific question

Simulated Science<p>Late last month, <i>Science Advances</i> published a study by Zohar Ringel from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Dmitry …

Scientists (kinda) disprove theory that we’re all just living inside a computer simulation

What if the classic late 90s sci-fi flick The Matrix actually had it right? What if we’re all just living inside of a computer simulation? That’s the …

Quantum Physics

2k is not 2048×1152

2.8K<p>305<p>251<p>2<p>If you are doing your final post finishing in 2048×1152, you are actually hurting your picture, and you should stop at once. Here’s …

How Editor Paul Machliss Cut Baby Driver in Real Time on Location

Dive into the real time production and post-production workflow of this tightly synced film.

Moonlight Co-Editor Nat Sanders Talks Quitting Your Day Job, Disagreeing With Directors and That Awkward Oscars Moment - Page 2 of 2

On Cutting the Courtyard Sequence From <i>Moonlight</i><p>“So, that scene in the courtyard… There’s maybe one line in the script for which we had the idea of it …

A Film Editor Explains Why He Doesn’t Care About That “Movie Mistake” You Noticed

The internet is full of listicles rounding up continuity errors in film. But what if we told you that film editors couldn’t care less?<p>Sven Pape, a …

Why ‘La La Land’ Was So Much Harder to Edit Than ‘Whiplash’

Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast, Ep 21: To calibrate the film's rhythms and tone Damien Chazelle and editor Tom Cross experimented with cutting out each of …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

This is What Good & Bad Editing is According to 3 Oscar-Winning Editors

What is "Oscar-worthy" film editing?<p>The 87th Academy Awards are only a week away, which means everybody is arguing about which films, actors, …

AI editing is already here. So, how do we cope with it?

Page 1 of 2<p><b>In editing, as elsewhere, AI offers both intriguing possibilities and huge potential pitfalls. Perhaps though the biggest issue that we</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch: How Do You Actually Edit an Animated Movie?

A new video essay shows that on an animated film, the editor's job is much more involved than you might think.<p>At first blush, it might seem like an …

Avoid these 5 mistakes in storytelling

“Fighting is so much fun in Ramayana daddy” responded my 4 year old back to me. I prompted a question to him about what did he learn in Ramayana? I …

The plot quickens

The best way to communicate is through the heart, not the head; by stirring passion and emotion rather than appealing to reason and logic. Enter the …

Marketing

Science of Editing: Why It's Good to Have an Editor Around During the Writing Process

Is editing just instinctual, or is there more to it?<p>There have been a multitude of books written, classes taught, and workshops given that try to …

Watch: 10 Films That Really Nail Story Structure

If a movie is a journey, then story structure is the roadmap.<p>Around here, we like to acknowledge the fact that story is the main course of a movie …

Watch: How the Length of a Cut Can Change the Meaning of a Scene

Whether it lingers or ends abruptly, the length of a shot communicates something very unique to your viewer.<p>One of the most important things we've …

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One technique to improve your edits

Whenever I'm watching something I'm editing, whether it's an almost-finished cut or the first assembly, I'm thinking through some simple ideas to …

A Look at the Influential Editing Techniques of Martin Scorsese & Thelma Schoonmaker

Of all our modern directors, there is perhaps none with a more eidetic memory than Martin Scorsese; defined as an ability to recall precise images, …

Most of us use them, but how does an NLE actually work?

Page 1 of 2<p><b>RedShark Replay: NLEs (Non Linear Editors - computer editing systems) have transformed the creative process since they were first</b> …

David Mamet's Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit

CBS's drama <i>The Unit</i>, about the lives of the highly trained members of a top-secret military division, was canceled last year, but a memo to its …

Watch: What if Every Film Were Manically Edited Like 'Requiem for a Dream'?

A new video applies the fast-paced editing of 'Requiem for a Dream' to other iconic movies, such as 'Memento' and 'Psycho.'<p>A confluence of many …

The Best Protection Against Disruption Is a Great Story, Says Disney's CEO

Whether it’s the unbundling of cable networks and the pressure that puts on providers like ESPN, or the disruption of the movie industry thanks to …

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12 Secrets of Film Editors

When a film does well at the box office, the actors, director, and producers get most of the accolades. But film editors also play a major role in a …

New Data Analysis Suggests Only Six Book Plots Exist

Everyone who secretly thought that all novels have the same plot can feel vindicated by new research supporting that suspicion. Sort of.<p>Researchers …

Romeo and Juliet

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customizable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in …

This Short Film Shows Just How Dangerous Being Around Humans Really Is

While <i>The Conjuring 2</i> is getting great reviews by the critics, the most horrifying film you see this summer may be the most adorable as …

Sapiens

• <b>Author:</b> Yuval Noah Harari<p>New York Times Bestseller<p>A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg<p>From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology …