Inglourious Editor Course Postponed and Why
My publisher, Michael Wiese Productions, launched an online film school in September. It was a deal at $50/2.5 hour course. Due to a poor marketing partner there were insufficient sign-ups and most courses, including mine, were cancelled. I worked hard on “Inglourious Editors: The State of Editors and Editing Today” and was really looking forward to delivering it on 10/13 and to starting a dialogue with you all on its thought provoking topics e.g. traditional, Hollywood style editing vs. modern MTV style editing. I did hear from a couple of you who tried to sign up for the course late – when it was already cancelled – and found the links defunct. My apologies to you and others who may have tried to sign up; I should have blogged earlier about the cancellation. (See below for my excuse.)
Good news: My publisher plans to re-launch the school next year and assures me that my course will go. So I will let you know when this happens.
I have been up to my eyeballs with the galleys of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video Second Edition. My challenge? To go through 472 pages (this edition gained almost 100 pages) in 12 days, looking for layout and typographical mistakes. This proofing was a lot like re-editing a show where you go through a cut to make trims, extensions, find better cutaways and audio, and generally tell the story more leanly and clearly. Most of what I found was places where I wanted to rearrange or delete sentences (or parts of them) and massage words. I hadn’t seen the book since July 1 when I turned it in. Now I got to see what the astute copy editor and talented layout artist created. I viewed photos, illustrations, appendices, charts, and text all put together and tried to see the whole as well as the words. This third child is looking robust and strong, I’m happy to report. I‘m ready for you to see it as soon as possible, which will be spring or summer 2012 according to the publisher.