Just concluded a 4 day editing workshop with Kris Trexler, and it was a great experience.
He had great photos of film and video technology from the days of tape splicing and hilarious anecdotes from his 40+ years of working as an editor. He also kindly brought footage from his sitcom According to Jim for us to work on and it was really impressive watching their logging workflow with Avid’s script view function.
I’ve not touched the Avid for 5 years and it was good to get reacquainted with what I did love about it. The timeline navigation, the speed of preview, the intuitive command key edge snapping, the timecode window, a WORKING trim mode. Kris had to remind me a few times to use trim mode because I was so used to working without it since FCP’s implementation of it remains sluggish at best and downright unstable at worst.
It was great fun and I’m looking forward to having an Emmy award winner to ask editing questions to for the next year that he’s going to be in Singapore.
Great move by Ngee Ann Poly to bring him here and we can only hope that more people like him would take the chance to come to Singapore to teach, while exploring what they would consider an exotic part of the world.
Pictures of the workshop after the jump
|Editing Workshop with Kris Trexler (LA)|