A co-worker of mine is the librarian at the publishing house where I work. She found some librarian "career girl" novels on the net and showed them to me for a laugh. I suggested she take a cover image to a T-shirt shop and have a shirt made. She loved the idea and is going to do it with this image, and put the hilarious excerpt from the book on the back. Now I'm jealous and want a similar shirt that relates to my job. I'm an editor. I doubt they had "career girl" pulp novels about editing back in the day, so what equally cool/kitschy images could I put on my front that relate to editing?
I'm in need of expert video equipment and editing software recommendations. I need to purchase a videocam primarily for recording tutorials. 50% of the shooting will be in an office setup focused mainly on the speaker sitting at a desk, 50% will be in a shop filming welding type machinery. [more inside]
I have some home movies that I need to brighten up. [more inside]
Are there videos of typical sitcoms that use canned laughter without the laugh track? [more inside]
I'm interested in becoming certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. Their Web site is rather cryptic: apparently they only send you the particulars of what the exam entails once you have applied to take it. Has anyone taken this exam or known someone who has? What's it like? Moreover, do you have a sense of how professionally useful the certification is at all? [more inside]
A portrait taken with a semi glossy surface behind the subject now has an odd 'halo' effect, how do I edit this out? [more inside]
Very straightforward: would a testy copyeditor say "take out our grammar frustrations" or "take out our grammatical frustrations" and why?
Optimal export settings for video files (QTs) going from FCP to Avid Adrenaline? [more inside]
Making text a specific number of NTSC scanlines high in Final Cut Pro 5.1. [more inside]
How can I export DV from iMovie without it being recompressed and pixelated? And no - DV stream isn't doing it. [more inside]
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]
How do I get rid of these tiny clicks in the left channel of this audio file, every 10 seconds? [more inside]
As a video editor, should I get an agent? [more inside]
Freelance copy editing: what's the going rate, and how much should I charge? [more inside]
Has anyone vastly improved -- or just changed -- someone else's already published writing by editing? [more inside]
How do I convince VirtualDub to work on AVI's with MP3 audio? Alas, not too much [more inside]
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]
I want to shoot some time-lapse video. No video camera or editing software purchased yet. [more inside]
Help! We need to hire a manager who can edit, but I can't find an appropriate editing test online. [more inside]
I'm trying to find resources for college newspaper editors and/or writers... [more inside]
Can you recommend a video editing software that will run on my crappy old computer? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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?
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]
Buying a new Macintosh to edit video, I could ask Apple, but I'm asking MeFi: [more inside]
Suggest a video editing program? [more inside]
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.
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?
Help me edit video in real-time, from two recorded feeds of the same event! [more inside]
Career change advice sought! Help me make the switch to editing/publishing. [more inside]
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]
How does the Economist get all the letters to the editor sound the same? [more inside]
Is there software that will rotate a video file? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
caught in print-to-tape trap. [more inside]
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]
Advice on non-degree film editing workshops? [more inside]
What is the easiest way, on OS X, to automatically crop folders of digital photos to a square? [more inside]
How can you trust websites that include a comments section but delete comments that disagree with the original poster? [more inside]
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]
Problem with iMovie bloating files and crashing. [more inside]
What is the easiest way to split up a large audio file into shorter segments on Windows? [more inside]
does anyone know of a good audio editing program for the mac? [more inside]