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A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provide they come close together. Federico Fellini, [Recipe for a Good Film], a Fellini Lexicon, (1992)

When did certain film makers/producers start placing the title of the film at the very end of their film? I've noticed this tends to happen with independant/art-house style films? The film just begins and at the very end of the movie, the screen will flash the title of the film and then the credits will roll. Does someone know who started this?
posted by Fizz on Oct 30, 2011 - 3 answers

They tried to make me go to rehab / I said "what?"

Have an interview for an editing job at a rehab clinic. I know nothing about the current state of rehab. Help? [more inside]
posted by pised on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I edit a local spreadsheet within Firefox?

How can I make a spreadsheet editable within Firefox? Difficulty: the spreadsheet is stored locally. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Oct 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Help Me With iMovie 09

I need to do some slightly fancy audio swapping and synching in iMovie 09, but I'm inexperienced with the app. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Oct 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me monitor students as they write in my online writing class

Help me monitor students as they write in my online writing class [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Sep 30, 2011 - 7 answers

What do Vimeo people use to make pretty movies?

What are the common tools of the trade - software, mainly - for Vimeo-wave videographers? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 19, 2011 - 6 answers

help me pick a machine.

I'm looking to get a used computer for video editing. What's a minimum reasonable hardware configuration for editing 720p video? [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Sep 18, 2011 - 5 answers

FCP, Non-Standard Pixel Dimensions and Crashes Oh My!

Precisely editing videos of non-standard pixel dimensions on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Gratuitous Self Promotion

As a video editor, how can I best capitalize on a film's theatrical release? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Sep 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Let me edit that for you, kids

I want to be the guy who helps kids get their papers into shape at a college writing center. How do I find that path? Are you or have you ever been that guy? What's it like? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Aug 23, 2011 - 20 answers

WANTED: better headlines

How can I write better headlines for my college newspaper? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Aug 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Hey, it's the new Connie Willis novel -- get the forklift!

Despite being a great fan of Connie Willis, I had to give up on Blackout/All Clear when I was barely a hundred pages into All Clear because it had been such a meandering, repetitive read. (Others have been able to finish it, but share my frustration). Two brief, related questions: 1) Can someone please summarize what happened in the rest of the book? (Yes, SPOILERS!) and 2) What the hell is happening to Willis' editors, given that her novels have been getting more lengthy and repetitive? The Doomsday Book (1993) was perfectly sized for its story. Bellwether (1997) was a little repetitive, but it was relatively short and funny, and I enjoyed it overall. Her 2002 novel Passage, although a satisfying book in the end, was a maze of twisty little passages, all alike, for the first chunk as well. And then she delivered bouncing baby Buicks in the form of Blackout/All Clear this past year. Why? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Aug 21, 2011 - 12 answers

We know, we know... anything but WotW and The Shadow!

My friends and I are interested in recreating some radio plays in podcast form. We need a lot of information! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 18, 2011 - 1 answer

Best apps for saving and editing word docs on iPad?

I am looking for an app for my iPad that allows me to save word documents from the Internet, open them and edit them preferably with a handwriting ability, on the iPad without having to filter them through googledocs or convert them to PDFs. I am basically looking to eliminate having to go through another normal computer from the process so that I can download, view and edit my class note outlines right in class on my iPad. Any app suggestions? I am willing to invest a bit of money in an app if it does what I want.
posted by RampantFerret on Aug 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I use the Xoom to edit pdfs using a stylus?

I want to read and mark-up ebooks and pdfs and word docs using a stylus but not be bound to Apple. Your experiences with the Xoom or other tablet? [more inside]
posted by WinterSolstice on Aug 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for a Mac OS Lion-compatible alternative to avidemux

I'm looking for a Mac OS Lion-compatible alternative to avidemux, specifically for removing I-Frames (keyframes) from video files. [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on Aug 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Video within a still image with Final Cut.

This is a Final Cut question: I would like to show an image with a video inside it. More specifically, so the question is clear, I would like to show (in my video) a fake website that has an embedded video. So, "the website" will be a still image, but there is video within it. I hope that's clear. Would really appreciate any help!
posted by cyberdad on Jul 29, 2011 - 3 answers

looking for advice about freelance scientific editing

looking for advice about freelance scientific editing [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Online, Group, Photo Editing?

I have an image (I own it) that I want to post online for anyone to edit. Is there an online editing tool where someone can edit the image and then upload or save it right there for us to use? I get more specific inside.... [more inside]
posted by jtajta on Jul 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Proofreading at Scholastic NYC

Has anyone been a temporary proofreader for scholastic in nyc? I'm being offered an assignment proofreading high school science texts. If anyone has any knowledge of the culture, the work environment, the opportunities - or just stories of your experiences - do share.
posted by arr0wjun1per on Jul 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Can Mp3tag do this?

Mp3tag-filter: Can the program fill empty Title fields with the Filename? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Wikipedia customs and best practices

I have a friend who has asked me for help editing a Wikipedia entry. Well... not so much editing as a complete re-write. He is probably the foremost expert on the topic, which is fairly obscure. It's been years since I participated in Wikipedia, and I am not sure of the current culture and best practices. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jul 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Zombie Eaters, now 100% more grim

Help me recreate this bizarre Xbox 360 music streaming glitch! [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jul 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Editing, editing, yeah / Fun fun fun fun...

Does this college-paper-editing idea sound viable for a high school student? Help me come up with a pitch. I have an opportunity this summer to make it happen, as well as expand my school newspaper. [more inside]
posted by glass origami quicksilver robot on Jun 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Don't decimate me, bro!

What could have happened in 1663 specifically to change the meaning of "decimate?" [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Jun 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Is there any VERY simple audio editing software for an amateur?

Can anyone recommend a basic (and free) audio editing software program for Windows that is easier to use than Audacity? [more inside]
posted by Curious Artificer on Jun 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Why do I lose my HD-ness after editing??

The file size of my edited videos is too big and the quality is too small. Help! [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jun 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Stripping timecode from SRT file

I would like to delete certain lines in a text document. It's an SRT file, which is basically a TXT file that contains subtitles and in & out points. I'd like to delete all the timecode numbers, and leave only the text. Example inside... [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on May 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me prune the academic wankery

What are unnecessarily formal "academic jargon" type words that I should seek and destroy in my papers? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 28, 2011 - 66 answers

How can I learn more about the technology of my industry?

How can I get more tech-y? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on May 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Anyone recognize this video editing software?

Can anyone identify the video editing software used in this video? [more inside]
posted by mamessner on May 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Final Cut or Premiere? Need advice..

I've outgrown iMovie and have set aside some time to get acquainted with a more advanced video editing suite. I'm a mac user, and can't decide between Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by thisisdrew on May 4, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I get these files into family videos?

What are the best user friendly video editing software programs? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Apr 22, 2011 - 8 answers

What should I get paid as an editor for an ebook company?

What should I get paid as a senior editor of a new ebook company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 - 3 answers

editing from home online

Can you make money online doing copy editing? If so, how? What is the best website for it, how much money do you make, and is it enough to count as a full time job?
posted by rebent on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Edit twice, publish once.

Are there any powerful visual representations of a typical editorial process (print)? [more inside]
posted by oohisay on Mar 27, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I search a text for internal repetitions?

How can I search a text for internal repetitions? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Mar 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Document formatting systems for collaborative work

We're trying to set up a collaboration on a textbook-like document, but we're not sure what formatting system to use. Considering LaTeX, but would appreciate some perspectives on how to make it easy for people to make contributions. [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Feb 13, 2011 - 5 answers

How to edit video into 4 way split screens

After searching and coming up empty, does anyone know the best method and software for editing video into a four way split screen? I admit I am just starting to get my feet wet to editing so if it will be tricky thanks for the pre warning. Could it be done in Premiere Pro 5? Also might have access to Final Cut Pro if it calls for it. Similar to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r28LLqyXBKs
posted by gregjunior on Feb 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Hourly editing help?

Another "what do I charge" question, magazine editor edition. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 - 6 answers

comparing sentence structures to death

good web resources that compares english sentence structures to death? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Feb 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Take me past the powers of paint!

Free or very low cost image editing software? [more inside]
posted by saradarlin on Jan 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Please help me find the right MacBook for me!

What are the minimum specifications for me to be able to edit 1080p 60fps video on-the-go on a Mac laptop? [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Dec 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Am I being a medical editing stickler?

Editing question: Am I being too much of a stickler in editing medical documents? [more inside]
posted by surfgator on Dec 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Simulating the old 'music video' shooting mode?

Back in the '90s there used to be a "music video" style recording mode on Sony camcorders that created a low frame-rate, slightly blurred or dreamy look - perhaps something to do with using fewer frames per second and blending the intermediary frames. Does anyone remember this and know how to recreate that look in post-production, e.g. using final cut pro, etc.?
posted by wavejumper on Dec 18, 2010 - 1 answer

All-in-1 package for music editing that includes features like Auto-Tune and Melodyne?

All-in-1 package for music editing that includes features like Auto-Tune and Melodyne? [more inside]
posted by audio on Dec 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Fiction writing advice for the advanced amateur.

I seem to be teetering on the edge of getting somewhere with my writing, but I'm not there yet. How can I learn to get a handle on pacing and characterization in my novels and short stories? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Dec 8, 2010 - 17 answers

How to edit out keyboard sound in GarageBand?

I have a mov file that I imported into GarageBand. It has male and female voices, and the sound of someone typing on a keyboard. How would I edit this keyboard sound out? FYI I know next to nothing about GarageBand, so keep it simple please.
posted by shivohum on Dec 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Video editor for Windows Vista or Windows 7

My sister needs to make YouTube videos for her business. The camera outputs MP4 files. Needs the ability to edit and add beginning and ending slides. Output should be uploadable to YouTube. Currently using VideoPad (on Vista) which keeps outputting video with out-of-sync audio. Suggested software should work on Vista or Windows 7. Any ideas? (besides Movie Maker)
posted by ao4047 on Nov 29, 2010 - 5 answers

I'm waiting for the inevitable typo to appear in the body text.

After previously having worked in an editing capacity for four years, I miss the experience of editing and what it does for me as a writer. I'm interested in opportunities and ideas for part-time paid or perhaps even volunteer opportunities in the Philadelphia area doing editing. [more inside]
posted by Keter on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 answers

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