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 -
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 -
Has anyone vastly improved -- or just changed -- someone else's already published writing by editing? [more inside]
posted by callmejay
on Aug 30, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Can you recommend a video editing software that will run on my crappy old computer? [more inside]
posted by willmize
on Jul 25, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Career change advice sought! Help me make the switch to editing/publishing. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Apr 14, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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."
posted by anonymous
on Aug 28, 2005 -
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 -