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  • “Better Call Saul” – An Interview With Editor Kelley Dixon

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    By: Marjorie Galas The “Breaking Bad” editorial team knew the show’s weasel-y lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) would return in a spin-off before the fifth season concluded. They just didn’t know how or when. “I was on a job and doing really well, but the work would conflict with ‘Better Call Saul.’ I didn’t want…

     

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  • Editors Are Spielberg’s Heroes

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    Golden Eddie Award honoree Steven Spielberg informed attendees at the American Cinema Editors 63rd Annual Eddie Awards that sitting with editors early in his career was his personal film school that taught him everything he needed to know as a director. “When I was first starting out, the editors were the only ones who would…

     

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  • Things We Learned At The 2012 Creative Arts Emmys

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    Who says award shows aren’t educational?  Here are a few things we learned attending the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys:    * "Mad Men’s" Emmy-winning animated opening title sequence, following an ad man tumbling through his world as it’s torn apart, would never have existed if Matthew Weiner had his way.  He originally wanted  a live action…

     

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  • A Tale Of Two Panels: Whedon And “Breaking Bad”

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    Joss Whedon and the cast of “Breaking Bad” both used very different approaches to delight their fans at Comic Con 2012.  Whedon stepped on stage, announcing he had nothing prepared to speak about so he’d spend the 45 minutes answering fans questions.  Meanwhile, “Breaking Bad’s” creator and show runner Vince Gilligan walked on stage wearing…

     

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  • Breaking Bad: Visual Style Takes A Dark Turn

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    As once mild-mannered chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) willingly plunges into moral decline during the final stretch of "Breaking Bad," director of photography Michael Slovis will be manipulating each episode’s visual style, sending viewers on a turbulent voyage.  After discussing the season’s overall tone with creator/show runner Vince Gilligan, he then selects a photographic…

     

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  • Her Editing Secret: It’s All About The Characters

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      She used to work with gritty city cops, now she’s spending her time with lusty teenage vampires.   Lynne Willingham has been the editor for shows as diverse as “The X-Files” and “Without a Trace.”   411 Publishing recently caught up with Willingham to discuss her approach to editing and what it was like to…

     

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  • Working Hard For A “Bad” Look

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      A vision had been laid out: provide a character driven tale of an everyman who falls into hard times.  Employ the desert of New Mexico to elevate his feelings of desperation as he battles cancer and tries to provide for his family.  Vince Gilligan and his crew laid this foundation during the first season…

     

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  • Cut The Fast Edits : Advice From The ACE Eddie Awards

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    The ACE Eddie Awards jumped right into their award ceremony presenting the Technical Excellence Award to Avid’s CEO Gary Greenfield for the advancements the Avid Media Composer software has made towards the craft of editing.  “Avid’s software addresses the needs of editors and promotes the art of cinematic storytelling,” said Randy Roberts, A.C.E. and President…

     

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  • Breaking Bad: Contemptible Choices Makes Compelling Drama

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    “We were sort of joking about how we should quit writing and go work at Wal-Mart or something like that, or we should go cook crystal meth. That’s what we should do!” Vince Gilligan’s description of how he came up with the idea behind “Breaking Bad” sounds like a movie itself. While bemoaning the difficulties…

     

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