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Excellent disjointed writing

Can you think of any examples of "disjointed" writing -- writing with abrupt transitions -- that works? Faulkners Sound and Fury is a good example but shorter pieces are better for my purposes. Can be fiction or non-fiction. [more inside]
posted by Aghast. on Sep 27, 2006 - 17 answers

Sound editing: Getting rid of regular clicks?

How do I get rid of these tiny clicks in the left channel of this audio file, every 10 seconds? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Sep 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Should I get an agent?

As a video editor, should I get an agent? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Sep 7, 2006 - 2 answers

How much do I charge for copy editing?

Freelance copy editing: what's the going rate, and how much should I charge? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Sep 3, 2006 - 12 answers

Remixed literature?

Has anyone vastly improved -- or just changed -- someone else's already published writing by editing? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Aug 30, 2006 - 25 answers

Help me with my VirtualFlub? Can't process AVI's with MP3 audio tracks

How do I convince VirtualDub to work on AVI's with MP3 audio? Alas, not too much [more inside]
posted by baylink on Aug 23, 2006 - 15 answers

Sample query letters for freelance editing work

I am looking for examples of a cover/query letter you'd send for freelance work, to a company that is not currently advertising any positions. [more inside]
posted by Siobhan on Aug 23, 2006 - 2 answers

Shooting time-lapse video?

I want to shoot some time-lapse video. No video camera or editing software purchased yet. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Aug 21, 2006 - 22 answers

Looking for bad government writing

Help! We need to hire a manager who can edit, but I can't find an appropriate editing test online. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Aug 1, 2006 - 9 answers

How can we make our paper better?

I'm trying to find resources for college newspaper editors and/or writers... [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup on Jul 28, 2006 - 12 answers

Stone Age Video Editing in DOS. Kinda.

Can you recommend a video editing software that will run on my crappy old computer? [more inside]
posted by willmize on Jul 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me enter the viral video pantheon, will ya?

I'd like to remix a handful of videos from Youtube. What's the best/easiest/cheapest (i.e. free) way to do this? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Jul 23, 2006 - 10 answers

I want to convert from Word to Pages

I'm a professional writer and book editor. I'd like to buy an Apple Mini and at long last get out of the grips of Microsoft. This means I want to use Pages as well. Does anyone have experience converting from Word to Pages.? [more inside]
posted by partner on Jul 19, 2006 - 16 answers

Important Theoretical Works from the 21st Century?

In 2001 Norton released the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Stuart Moulthrop's 1993 article "You Say You Want a Revolution?" was the most recent piece included. If the Anthology were to be updated which more recent articles are important enough that they might be candidates for inclusion? [more inside]
posted by Aghast. on Jul 13, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I come up with work samples and get this job?

I'm applying for a part-time copy editing position at a local paper. They're asking for ten work samples, but the thing is, I haven't really done anything professionally. Even better, I don't have all that much experience in journalism. (A little bit of work with the high school paper is it.) What can I do to overcome my lack of experience and get this job?
posted by kyleg on Jun 26, 2006 - 12 answers

Final Cut Pro frame rates for 24p advanced

If I shot in 24p advanced mode on a Panasonic DVX-100, what is the correct frame rate that Final Cut Pro should be capturing? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Jun 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Editing and feedback communities.

Looking for resources and communities that help edit written work and offer feedback. I am looking for assistance with all forms of writing, such as poetry, essays, and short stories. I would of course be willing to offer my own feedback for other people's work. Does anyone have any recommendations?
posted by Knigel on Jun 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Other sites like Fiction Bitch?

Show me the way to other writing critique web sites, where there are red-lined drafts of writing samples, or even better, rewrites of less-than-stellar writing. [more inside]
posted by Khalad on Jun 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me buy the right Mac for video editing?

Buying a new Macintosh to edit video, I could ask Apple, but I'm asking MeFi: [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on May 31, 2006 - 19 answers

Suggest a video editing program?

Suggest a video editing program? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on May 17, 2006 - 20 answers

Video Editing System - purchase advice?

Aside from price, are there any other reasons why I should not buy a Mac Mini for video editing? I want to learn how to edit video and maybe put together some short films. I can spend $1000-$1300. I've heard the defacto standard is Final Cut Pro. I probably don't need that immediately but if it's the standard i'd like to work up to it. I have two old PCs but no Mac experience.
posted by storybored on May 9, 2006 - 18 answers

The first cut is the deepest. . .

I have a .wmv recording that I would like to edit. I just need to clip off the first 45 seconds and last 30 seconds. How can I do that?
posted by chicken nuglet on Apr 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Pre-existing JavaScript for using tab to indent textarea contents?

Has anyone previously published a JavaScript methodology for using the Tab key to indent while within HTML textarea controls? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Apr 23, 2006 - 13 answers

Live Video Mixing in FCP?

Help me edit video in real-time, from two recorded feeds of the same event! [more inside]
posted by provolot on Apr 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Ink-Stained Wretch-to-be

Career change advice sought! Help me make the switch to editing/publishing. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Simple, online HTML editor?

Is there such thing as an application I can install on a client's web server that will allow him to edit certain HTML documents and save them? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 4, 2006 - 10 answers

Why do letters to the editor all sound the same?

How does the Economist get all the letters to the editor sound the same? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Can I rotate a video?

Is there software that will rotate a video file? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on Mar 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Editing togehter a bunch of video clips on the computer

I have a bunch of 30 second to 1:45 video clips on my computer of various comedy bits and sports highlights. What I want to do is compile them into one big file.....Rather then have 15 one minute clips, I'd like to mesh em into one big 15 minute clip.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Feb 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Command Line Video Editing?

I'm looking for a tool which will allow me to cut MPEG2's from the command line (or programmatically otherwise). Either Windows or Linux/BSD. I've looked through a bunch of programs found via Google, but none seem to work without their GUI's. Bonus if the MPEG2 streams are cut at the GOP marker or if it re-encodes the GOP's at the cuts. Otherwise it'll get messy. Free is preferred, but pay would be fine too as long as it works.
posted by voidcontext on Feb 11, 2006 - 10 answers

How to make a change list in Final Cut?

Final Cut Pro help: I'm taking over temporarily as assistant editor on a movie while the original assistant editor is off doing something else. I've been asked to make change lists between different versions of the movie using Final Cut Pro. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Feb 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Trying to do a print-to-tape using Sony Vegas

caught in print-to-tape trap. [more inside]
posted by amusem on Jan 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Looking for online groupware app for volunteer scheduling

I'm looking for a free online collaborative calendar/spreadsheet app to schedule volunteers. I'd like it to have time down the left side and 3 columns with titles and the whole thing can be group edited. I need 7 consecutive days of 1-hr slots from 8am to midnight. [more inside]
posted by bagelche on Jan 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me choose an editing workshop!

Advice on non-degree film editing workshops? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Dec 29, 2005 - 5 answers

What is the easiest way, on OS X, to automatically crop folders of digital photos to a square?

What is the easiest way, on OS X, to automatically crop folders of digital photos to a square? [more inside]
posted by joshgray on Dec 11, 2005 - 12 answers

How do you trust websites when they edit their comments?

How can you trust websites that include a comments section but delete comments that disagree with the original poster? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 5, 2005 - 22 answers

Shoulda, coulda, woulda used an editor.

For the want of an editor! For a class I'd like to find some examples of text that could benefit from better editing. [more inside]
posted by bystander on Nov 19, 2005 - 28 answers

crashing makes the baby jesus cry

Problem with iMovie bloating files and crashing. [more inside]
posted by chronic sublime on Nov 6, 2005 - 4 answers

How to split up a large audio file in Windows?

What is the easiest way to split up a large audio file into shorter segments on Windows? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Oct 26, 2005 - 4 answers

mac audio editing program

does anyone know of a good audio editing program for the mac? [more inside]
posted by benkolb on Oct 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Burned by Roxio

As part of my work, I need to extract clips from movies and burn them to a DVD. [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 8, 2005 - 7 answers

is emacs worth it?

Is emacs worth learning? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Oct 3, 2005 - 47 answers

UltraEdit like app for the Mac??

What is your fav. text editing OS X application? I need syntax highlighting for as many languages as possible, S/FTP, among most other common funtions (line numbering, block un/commenting, block indentation, etc). The best on the PC in my opinion is UltraEdit, nothing i've used on the Mac comes close. I'm currently using TextWrangler but I miss much of what UltraEdit offers. Any suggestions?
posted by joshgray on Oct 2, 2005 - 16 answers

What's the best intermediate codec to use?

I have some video on a DVD that I want to edit in Final Cut Pro. What's the best intermediate codec to use? I don't have space for uncompressed video, and the rest of my footage is DV-quality, so I can afford a bit of quality loss. [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Sep 22, 2005 - 6 answers

Why can't they make iMovie for Windows?

I need to edit some video files I've shot on my camera. The problem is that the camera's video files export as .MOV and I can't find a good entry-level Windows program that supports the file type. Could someone recommend either a program that will let me edit this file type, or a good freeware converter? And if I do change them over to .AVI, what are some recommendations for a good yet simple Windows video editor?
posted by thecjm on Sep 15, 2005 - 9 answers

crop/resize tool

im looking for a free, and simple program to crop and resize photos, then optimize for the web. [more inside]
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Sep 8, 2005 - 12 answers

Ask[Me] the Ethicist.

I agreed to "edit" a (25-page) thesis paper for a friend at another college. When the paper arrived, it was so raw that the whole thing needed to be massively reorganized, not just tweaked for grammar and clarity. It then became clear (through subsequent discussions with her about it) that what she wanted me to do was basically reword much of the language as well (she considers me to be a stronger writer) to make it "sound better." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2005 - 43 answers

Free or Cheap Photo Software

Is there such a thing as free photo editing software? My 6-months-free-with-computer deal ran out, and Microsoft Paint isn't worth a plug nickel. All I really want to do is resize and crop pictures easily. If there's nothing decent available for free, then I'd be interested in the dirt-cheap category of software, too.
posted by Miko on Aug 15, 2005 - 26 answers

What is the easiest way to edit video from a DVD?

What is the easiest way to edit video from a DVD, and then be able to burn it back to DVD? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Jul 25, 2005 - 4 answers

Help me put together my dream Mac.

Help me put together my dream Mac. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Jul 20, 2005 - 11 answers

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