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Top Five: assistant editor life skills 

By Brady Betzel

This piece is going to be a bit different for me. It’s the first time I’ve ever written something to be published that wasn’t a review. I was asked to share some tips and experiences from when I was an assistant editor. I thought, “Why not?”

During college I started as an intern on a Fox talk show called On Air with Ryan Seacrest, where I was able to make some very important contacts — some of whom I’m still in contact with 10 years later. Once we were told the show wasn’t renewed people started to flee and find work elsewhere (which happens a lot). It was the perfect time for me to swoop in and get at least a few months of real work under my belt before the show went officially dark.

I was lucky. They asked me to be a tape coordinator, and thus my post-production career was born. Truth be told I didn’t do much more than make sure tapes went to set for a news segment, but I made a few bucks and more importantly people saw I worked hard, like real hard. When interning I would wake up around 4am to get to work at around 5:30 or 6am to dig up news stories for the news segment that we would tape at noon. It was tough, but my parents instilled a great sense of duty and responsibility in me, so I just put my head down and worked.

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Frank: rocking out and (big) head banging
By Jennifer Walden

If someone told you the Oscar-nominated and very serious actor Michael Fassbender would one day play an eccentric musician who, in a left of center comedy, permanently dons a massive paper mache head, that would sound a bit crazy, right? Not crazy at all.

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Review: Lightworks V.12.0.i NLE from Editshare
By Brady Betzel

There are more NLE choices for editors these days than ever before: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Smoke, Blackmagic Resolve 11, Sony Vegas… and Lightworks. Remember that one? It has (quietly) been around for as long as Media Composer, and thanks to Editshare it has been given a new life.

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Work boots get CG reboot thanks to Sullivan Branding
By Claudia Kienzle

Nvidia next-gen GPUs focus on speed, cloud, mobile 

aE|Media adds Shout It Out Loud Music to offerings

Xytech showing 
MediaPulse Cloud at IBC

King and Country gets new MD of network, brand work

Meet the Artist: Hobo president Howard Bowler

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