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07/13/2021
Filmmaker U is Joined by Director of Photography Scott Ressler This Tuesday at 2PM EDT!

On this Bonus Edition of Filmmaker U Chats we are joined by Director of Photography/Camera Operator and Educator Scott Ressler. On this episode we talk with Scott on his experiences working with some of Hollywood's most talented Directors; as well as stories behind the scenes of his favorite projects. Tune in!

Tuesday, July 13th | 2:00 PM EDT/ 11:00 AM PDT

Scott Ressler has worked in feature and television camera for more than 30 years. He hails from Houston, TX, where he trained in animation and worked a production assistant on local documentaries. Scott moved to Los Angeles to attend the USC Film School, which led to forays in screenwriting, makeup special effects, and visual effects. As a camera assistant, he was fortunate enough to work with Roger Deakins, Stephen Katz, Paul Elliott, Peter Deming, Shelly Johnson, and many others. As a camera operator, television series include "Dexter," "Shameless," and Childrens Hospital, and features such as "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "Sky High," "Shopgirl," and "Jarhead." Scott continues to shoot independent features, 2nd Units, and shorts, such as David Lynch’s "What Did Jack Do?," and teaches Cinematography at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Our Filmmaker U Chats are now Powered by OWC!

This year OWC celebrates their 30th anniversary serving the Apple community with the best upgrades, gear, and accessories. OWC cannot thank their customers enough for the opportunity to serve, dream big, and for allowing them to do what the love so much each and every day. OWC can't wait to showcase everything they have planned for the next few years, and they're excited by the boundless opportunities the next 30 years will bring.

Always focused onward and upward with dedication to innovation, quality, and trust, they always strive to go further to deliver a better return on our customers' technology investments. OWC's customers rely on them to provide dependable products and support, without hesitation or compromise. They're committed to providing free, comprehensive educational content and the support necessary to ensure that the MacSales.com customer experience is second to none.

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Before the age of digital, mentorship played a key role in film crews, post rooms, and a filmmaker’s career development. Places like the cutting room were hubs for passing on techniques, ideas, war stories, teamwork, and developing relationships that would help you evolve your career. You would move from trainee to assistant, and eventually, the day would come where you became a full-fledged Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist, VFX Artist or any other position in the film industry.
Pros who had worked years and were coming close to the end of their career, delighted in sharing their knowledge and ideas that they had learned over the decades. However, in the digital era, young film professionals are thrust into positions without having the chance to learn from those at the top of their game.

Filmmaker U was created to help fill this void in the modern-day film industry. This online education series brings the best in the business from behind the camera, to any aspiring artist anywhere in the world who can no longer obtain this type of apprenticeship.

Go to www.filmmakeru.com for more information on all of our courses.

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A Career in Color with "The Lighthouse" and "Midsommar" Colorist Joe GawlerWe recently had the opportunity to speak with...
07/12/2021
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A Career in Color with "The Lighthouse" and "Midsommar" Colorist Joe Gawler

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the super talented Colorist Joe Gawler. Joe spoke with Filmmaker U about his work through various projects with the Criterion Collection and his extraordinary work on feature films. Check it out!

Today we spoke with the super talented Colorist Joe Gawler. Joe spoke with Filmmaker U about his work through various projects with the Criterion Collection and his extraordinary work on feature films.

07/09/2021
This Friday "Top Gun: Maverick" Editor Eddie Hamilton, ACE Joins Filmmaker U Live at 2PM EDT!

This Friday, July 9th, "Top Gun: Maverick" Editor Eddie Hamilton, ACE, Joins Filmmaker U Live to talk about his career in editing! Eddie is currently editing his fourth movie for the "Mission Impossible" franchise and also completed the "Top Gun" sequel during COVID. Tune in Friday!

Friday, July 9th | 2:00 PM EDT/ 11:00 AM PDT

Eddie Hamilton recently completed "Top Gun: Maverick," directed by Joe Kosinski, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Before that, Eddie cut Paramount Pictures' "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" for director Christopher McQuarrie. Other credits include "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," "X-Men: First Class" and "Kick-Ass" for director Matthew Vaughn. After 23 years in the industry Eddie has cut over 20 feature films (both indies and studio movies) in a wide variety of genres as well as TV dramas, documentaries and award-winning short films.

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Our Filmmaker U Chats are now Powered by OWC!

This year OWC celebrates their 30th anniversary serving the Apple community with the best upgrades, gear, and accessories. OWC cannot thank their customers enough for the opportunity to serve, dream big, and for allowing them to do what the love so much each and every day. OWC can't wait to showcase everything they have planned for the next few years, and they're excited by the boundless opportunities the next 30 years will bring.

Always focused onward and upward with dedication to innovation, quality, and trust, they always strive to go further to deliver a better return on our customers' technology investments. OWC's customers rely on them to provide dependable products and support, without hesitation or compromise. They're committed to providing free, comprehensive educational content and the support necessary to ensure that the MacSales.com customer experience is second to none. Please go to https://www.owcdigital.com/ for more information.

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Before the age of digital, mentorship played a key role in film crews, post rooms, and a filmmaker’s career development. Places like the cutting room were hubs for passing on techniques, ideas, war stories, teamwork, and developing relationships that would help you evolve your career. You would move from trainee to assistant, and eventually, the day would come where you became a full-fledged Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist, VFX Artist or any other position in the film industry.

Pros who had worked years and were coming close to the end of their career, delighted in sharing their knowledge and ideas that they had learned over the decades. However, in the digital era, young film professionals are thrust into positions without having the chance to learn from those at the top of their game.

Filmmaker U was created to help fill this void in the modern-day film industry. This online education series brings the best in the business from behind the camera, to any aspiring artist anywhere in the world who can no longer obtain this type of apprenticeship.

Go to www.filmmakeru.com for more information on all of our courses.

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Filmmaker U catching up with Emmy-winning "Breaking Bad" Editor Kelley Dixon, ACE about her most recent work and editing...
07/08/2021
Catching up with Editor Kelley Dixon, ACE

Filmmaker U catching up with Emmy-winning "Breaking Bad" Editor Kelley Dixon, ACE about her most recent work and editing during the pandemic!

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Kelley Dixon, ACE, the Emmy-winning Editor for the ground-breaking hit show "Breaking Bad" recently caught up with Filmmaker U to discuss her recent work, editing during the pandemic, and of course her acclaimed work on the hits "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul."

07/02/2021
Academy Award-winning "Star Wars" Editor Paul Hirsch, ACE, Joins Filmmaker U at 2PM EDT on July 2nd!

We are super excited to be joined by legendary Editor Paul Hirsch, ACE live on July 2nd at 2PM EDT! We will dive deep into his film career & experiences; as well as his new book. Join us live to ask questions and hear from one of the best!

Friday, July 2nd | 2:00 PM EDT/ 11:00 AM PDT

Paul Hirsch, ACE is an American film editor with over 40 film credits since 1970, best known as one of the premier filmmakers to come out of the New Hollywood movement, collaborating with directors like Brian De Palma, George Lucas, George A. Romero, and Herbert Ross. He won an Academy Award and Saturn Award for his work on the original "Star Wars," which he shared with Richard Chew and Marcia Lucas. After graduating from Columbia he began to pursue a career in editing. In the late 1960s, while editing trailers in NYC, he was introduced by his brother, Charles, to then unknown filmmaker Brian De Palma. Their collaboration has yielded eleven feature films.

In 1978, he won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on "Star Wars," along with Richard Chew and Marcia Lucas. He was also the first person to win the Saturn Award for Best Editing twice, first for "Star Wars" in 1977 and then "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" in 2011.

He has edited over 35 feature films, including "The Empire Strikes Back," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Mission: Impossible, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Footloose," "Carrie," "Falling Down," "Phantom of the Paradise," "Obsession," "Blow Out," "The Secret of My Success," "Steel Magnolias" and "Ray," for which he received a second Academy Award nomination in 2005 and the American Cinema Editors' award for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical). He has also worked with Duncan Jones on "Source Code" and "Warcraft."

Hirsch rarely watches movies other than his own more than once. However, he cites that the musical "An American in Paris" and the science fiction film "2001: A Space Odyssey" are worthy of repeat viewing.

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Our Filmmaker U Chats are now Powered by OWC!

This year OWC celebrates their 30th anniversary serving the Apple community with the best upgrades, gear, and accessories. OWC cannot thank their customers enough for the opportunity to serve, dream big, and for allowing them to do what the love so much each and every day. OWC can't wait to showcase everything they have planned for the next few years, and they're excited by the boundless opportunities the next 30 years will bring.

Always focused onward and upward with dedication to innovation, quality, and trust, they always strive to go further to deliver a better return on our customers' technology investments. OWC's customers rely on them to provide dependable products and support, without hesitation or compromise. They're committed to providing free, comprehensive educational content and the support necessary to ensure that the MacSales.com customer experience is second to none. Please go to www.macsales.com for more information.

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Before the age of digital, mentorship played a key role in film crews, post rooms, and a filmmaker’s career development. Places like the cutting room were hubs for passing on techniques, ideas, war stories, teamwork, and developing relationships that would help you evolve your career. You would move from trainee to assistant, and eventually, the day would come where you became a full-fledged Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist, VFX Artist or any other position in the film industry.

Pros who had worked years and were coming close to the end of their career, delighted in sharing their knowledge and ideas that they had learned over the decades. However, in the digital era, young film professionals are thrust into positions without having the chance to learn from those at the top of their game.

Filmmaker U was created to help fill this void in the modern-day film industry. This online education series brings the best in the business from behind the camera, to any aspiring artist anywhere in the world who can no longer obtain this type of apprenticeship.

Go to www.filmmakeru.com for more information on all of our courses.

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06/29/2021
"The Falcon & Winter Soldier" Editor Todd Desrosiers Speaks with Filmmaker U

On this Filmmaker U Bonus show we are joined by the super talented Todd Desrosiers! Todd talks about his journey into working his way up to editing on some of television's monster hits such as "Hell on Wheels," "Fear of the Walking Dead," "The Affair," "Californification," "The Umbrella Academy," and for two episodes of the "The Falcon and Winter Solder." Tune in!

Todd grew up in Massachusetts, where he graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Communications.

He soon moved to Lake Tahoe, California where he began his professional career as an editor and cameraman for several production companies. Most notably on the Travel Adventure show "Passport to Adventure" for the Discovery Channel. After four years of steady work he moved to Los Angeles and began to climb his way up the post-production ladder as a freelance editor for various boutique media companies before landing on the feature film, "Knockaround Guys" with acclaimed editor David Brenner, ACE and his First Assistant Editor and future Oscar winner Michael McCusker, ACE. With their help he was able to get into the Union as an Apprentice Editor.

From there he worked his way up to Assistant Editor for Mitch Danton, ACE. Whom he assisted for 4 years on several shows, most notably "Dawson’s Creek" and "Summerland." It was on "Summerland" that he made the transition to Editor and has been working steadily ever since.

Tuesday, June 29th | 2:00 PM EDT/ 11:00 AM PDT

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Before the age of digital, mentorship played a key role in film crews, post rooms, and a filmmaker’s career development. Places like the cutting room were hubs for passing on techniques, ideas, war stories, teamwork, and developing relationships that would help you evolve your career. You would move from trainee to assistant, and eventually, the day would come where you became a full-fledged Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist, VFX Artist or any other position in the film industry.

Pros who had worked years and were coming close to the end of their career, delighted in sharing their knowledge and ideas that they had learned over the decades. However, in the digital era, young film professionals are thrust into positions without having the chance to learn from those at the top of their game.

Filmmaker U was created to help fill this void in the modern-day film industry. This online education series brings the best in the business from behind the camera, to any aspiring artist anywhere in the world who can no longer obtain this type of apprenticeship.

Go to www.filmmakeru.com for more information on all of our courses.

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06/25/2021
Emmy Award-winning Editor Jon Philpot Joined Filmmaker U to Talk about his Career

This Friday, June 25th at 2PM EDT we are joined by the super versatile and highly regarded Editor Jon Philpot! We were lucky enough to dive deep into Jon's career as a musician, comedic and narrative TV, docudramas, and even as a successful feature length film Editor! Tune in!

FRIDAY, JUNE 25th | 2:00 PM EDT / 11 AM EDT

Jon Philpot is an Emmy Award-winning editor respected for his work on a wide range of projects. Most notably, Jon has edited the HBO Max dark comedy thriller series "Search Party" starring Alia Shawkat and created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers and Michael Showalter, and Comedy Central’s "Broad City" starring Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer and Hannibal Burress. Upcoming for Jon is A24 + Hulu’s highly anticipated horror film "False Positive," directed by John Lee and starring Ilana Glazer, who also co-wrote the film with Lee. The film, which also stars Sophia Bush, Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan, is set to premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and features an assemblage of microaggressions that eventually explode.

Jon’s diverse portfolio of work in television ranges from documentary series to comedy, including CBS’ "Wonder Showzen" and Comedy Central’s "Awkwafina is Nora From Queens." More recently, Jon edited Peacock’s new comedy series, "Girls5eva." Other credits include truTV/A24’s "At Home with Amy Sedaris," Adult Swim’s "The Shivering Truth," Facebook’s "Strangers" starring Zoe Chao, Hulu’s "Difficult People" starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner and additional editing on Amy Schumer’s film "I Feel Pretty." In his earlier days, Jon edited many documentary series and reality programs for MTV, which led to his work on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,"and PBS’ "The Mind of a Chef," for which he won a Daytime Emmy award for single camera editing. Recognition of his hyper stylized cutting at MTV led him to feature film, "Pootie Tang," consequently leading to his successful career in comedy.

Jon’s interest for editing sparked during his time in college at The University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in Speech and Communications. His first internship was at a record label that released the music of filmmaker and artist, Tony Conrad, known for his film "The Flicker." This internship, and ultimately this film, would ignite his creativity and love for experimentation in the editing room. Later, this led to an internship at a post house run by Atlanta filmmaker, Bill Orisich. From there, Jon made his way up to staff editor before moving to New York in 2000. In 2009, Jon took a six-year hiatus from editing to tour with his band, Bear in Heaven. Playing music live every night shifted his perspective about performance, a mindset he has brought with him upon returning to the editing room.

Jon currently resides in Brooklyn with his family. On days off he can be found at a soccer field cheering on his kids or behind a synth, making some noise. He stands on a skateboard all day.

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About Filmmaker U: Before the age of digital mentorship played a key role in film crews, post crews, and filmmaker’s career development. Places like the cutting room were hubs for passing on techniques, ideas, war stories, teamwork, and developing relationships that would help you evolve your career. You would move from trainee to assistant, and eventually, the day would come where you became a full-fledged DP, Editor, Filmmaker, or any other position in the film industry.

Pro’s who had worked years and were coming close to the end of their career delighted in sharing the knowledge, techniques, tricks, and ideas, they had learned over the decades. However, with this digital age, young film professionals are thrust into positions without having the chance to learn from those at the top of their game.

Filmmaker U was created to help fill this void in the modern-day film industry. This online education series will bring the best in the business from behind the camera, to any aspiring media artist who can no longer obtain this type of apprenticeship.

Go to www.filmmakeru.com for more information on all of our courses.

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