Vote for whoever the hell you want to vote for. But don’t make your decision after watching an emotionally prying, stupid-person-targeting, specifically edited campaign ad. Now You See It explains how all political ads, no matter which side they’re on, use the same methods to trick voters into believing the worst in…
A good movie owes a lot to great writing and acting. But the people responsible for the rhythm of emotional arcs and intimate moments of conflict are rarely if acknowledged. Those people are film editors, and counterintuitively, an editor is often at their best when their work is totally invisible.
Welcome back to Hell’s Club, a place “where all fictional characters meet... outside of all logic.” Which explains why there’s three copies of Jean-Claude Van Damme looking for each other.
This is so much fun to watch. Hell’s Club by Antonio Maria da Silva of AMDS Films takes so many of your favorite characters from different movies and blends them all together into one coherent scene in a fictional club. The editing is really, really well done! And it’s great because you see the same actors in…
Mistake-makers, rejoice. After years of choosing between deleting an entire photo and report it or living with the typos and ill-conceived jokes of the original, Instagram has decided to allow us to edit our captions after they've been published.
Back in the 1920s, a group of Soviet psychiatrists discovered that film editing manipulates not only our sense of space and time but also our emotions. That's why editing is the magic sauce that brings a film to life—or kills it. But how is this possible? How did it come to be? This video tells you all about it.
Editing is crucial for film. It can ruin a movie and it can turn a good movies into a masterpiece. It's a powerful weapon for filmmakers. CineFix has put together a top 10 list detailing what they think are the most effective editing moments of all time in the video below. It's obviously arbitrary, but it's a great…
Cyrus Sutton is a surfer. And he's reviewing Final Cut Pro X for Gizmodo. Why? Because he's one of the best surf flick directors in decades. His movies exude a summertime vibe I wish I could bottle up for winter.
Matt Toder has been editing video professionally for eight years, and currently works at Gawker.TV. These are his thoughts on Apple's latest Final Cut Pro release.
We couldn't be more impressed with the way the Gizmodo community has pushed their photography skills with Shooting Challenges. So today, we're expanding the idea with a once-a-month expansion called the Video Challenge. Our first topic: time lapse.
You caught your cat, Fiona, doing something positively wacky on video. This thing could go viral! With FriendlyMusic, you can get professional, copyright-cleared music in any genre, suitable for complementing any wacky feline behavior, for just two bucks.
Rejoice, blossoming cat-video producers: YouTube's new cloud-based tool will let you trim clips, stitch them together, add soundtrack music from a library of royalty-free tunes, and publish your kitty masterpieces—meowsterpieces?—directly to YouTube.
Earlier this week we had our minds melted by the o-fficial 2010 Illusion of the Year, one of those trippy, perspective-shifting models. But come on, this is 2010! Can't we do something a little more...digital? In fact, many people are.
If you're a digital-video professional—someone who records weddings, sells stock footage, or edits B-roll—chances are good you deal with H.264. But after reading software license agreements, you might well wonder if you have rights to do so.
On the surface iMovie '09 doesn't appear that much different than the iMovie '08 everyone complained about. But when you start digging through the software, you realize Apple actually listened to all the user complaints.
Charlie over at DVICE is a musician, so if he says this Direct Note Access is miraculous, we definitely believe him. Think of this software suite as Photoshop, but for music—able to change any note to any other note even if it's buried inside chords or other instruments playing simultaneously. Up until now, you…
This touchscreen media editing tool from the AutoRAI car show in Amsterdam is the stuff of vlogger wet dreams. Video, photos and text are sent directly to the interface, where an editor (in this case VJ Oxygen) re-organizes and publishes all of the raw media. Notice that it is only a single-touch interface. One…
Want to put together a quick and tasteful photo/music sequence? At Tracking Shot, upload some photos and a song, and the free Flash-based web app automagically mixes up a pictorial montage for you, syncing up your pics with the beat of your music. Tell it which pics are more important, select a few key areas of your…