Kylee Peña's Blog https://blogs.creativecow.net/Kylee-Wall Focusing on post-production, from editing and motion graphics to personal experiences and the psychology of being an editor. en-us Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Editor Phyllis Housen on Shaping Sundance Jury Prize Winning Drama 'Clemency' https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14861/editor-phyllis-housen-on-shaping-sundance-jury-prize-winning-drama-clemency https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14861/editor-phyllis-housen-on-shaping-sundance-jury-prize-winning-drama-clemency Death row drama Clemency debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (winning the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize) and explores themes of the prison industrial complex through the eyes of warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) as the emotional weight of state executions begins to take its toll on her Sat, 02 Feb 2019 20:24:17 GMT Light From Light: Editor Courtney Ware on Returning to Sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14860/light-from-light-editor-courtney-ware-on-returning-to-sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14860/light-from-light-editor-courtney-ware-on-returning-to-sundance Editor/Director Courtney Ware got her start in the industry as a PA, quickly working her way up to producer before her 21st birthday. After her directorial debut on Sunny in the Dark, she realized a pivot away from producing and into storytelling was in her future, and she got started on being an ed Sun, 27 Jan 2019 03:48:32 GMT Cutting Honey Boy: Mónica Salazar on Editing The Sundance Hit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14859/cutting-honey-boy-mnica-salazar-on-editing-the-sundance-hit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14859/cutting-honey-boy-mnica-salazar-on-editing-the-sundance-hit One of the most anticipated films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (according to Indiewire and MTV, among others), Honey Boy is a semi-autobiographical story penned by actor Shia LaBeouf that spans a decade in the life of a child actor. It’s also the first feature film cut by editor Mónica Sal Thu, 24 Jan 2019 23:19:31 GMT Attend NAB Show for Free with BCPC - No, For Real https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14848/attend-nab-show-for-free-with-bcpc-no-for-real https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14848/attend-nab-show-for-free-with-bcpc-no-for-real If you've followed me a while on the internets, you know that NAB Show (my first, in 2012, for which I wrote quite a recap) was a turning point in my career. I was able to get out of my bubble (Indiana), meet the people I knew only online or by reputation from books, and start to build a name for my Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:24:06 GMT Finding a Place in LA's Post Industry: Emerging Editor Kelsey Myers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14846/finding-a-place-in-las-post-industry-emerging-editor-kelsey-myers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14846/finding-a-place-in-las-post-industry-emerging-editor-kelsey-myers Note: This blog was written by Kelsey Myers, one of two recipients to be sent by Blue Collar Post Collective to ACE EditFest LA, an annual celebration of the craft of editing hosted at Disney by the American Cinema Editors. Blue Collar Post Collective's Professional Development Accessibility Program Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:28:48 GMT Women are tired and I'm watching them leave post production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14833/women-are-tired-and-im-watching-them-leave-post-production https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14833/women-are-tired-and-im-watching-them-leave-post-production July 2018 edit: It's been about a year since I originally wrote this, and it's sparked endless conversations about paper cuts and microaggressions in the post production industry, and even a session with the Diversity Steering Committee at the Motion Picture Editors Guild last fall. This isn't a pro Mon, 06 Aug 2018 22:17:34 GMT An Emerging Editor's First Trip to New York: Sight, Sound, and Story Recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14829/an-emerging-editors-first-trip-to-new-york-sight-sound-and-story-recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14829/an-emerging-editors-first-trip-to-new-york-sight-sound-and-story-recap Note: This blog was written by Brandon Marchionda, one of two recipients to be sent by Blue Collar Post Collective to New York City and Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Sight, Sound, and Story" educational event which highlights the life and work of top editors working in the industry today. Blue Collar P Sat, 14 Jul 2018 15:54:53 GMT Adobe Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14805/adobe-explains-the-laurel-vs-yanny-phenomenon https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14805/adobe-explains-the-laurel-vs-yanny-phenomenon Yesterday I left the internet alone for about an entire hour to watch some quality Netflix streaming, and when I returned I had no idea what anyone was talking about or why they were on the verge of wrestling each other to the ground over a couple people named Yanny and Laurel. Then I listened and d Thu, 17 May 2018 02:11:02 GMT Attend Sight, Sound, and Story in NYC for Free https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14802/attend-sight-sound-and-story-in-nyc-for-free https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14802/attend-sight-sound-and-story-in-nyc-for-free If you're a full time post production worker in the US that makes less than the median income where you live, you might have some trouble making the next leap in your career. It's hard to say yes to opportunities that would enrich your work life and help you build connections to climb the ladder whe Mon, 07 May 2018 04:08:03 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 5) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14787/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-5 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14787/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-5 Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in hi Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:21:56 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: The Edit Infrastructure of the Olympics (Part 4) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14786/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-the-edit-infrastructure-of-the-olympics-part-4 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14786/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-the-edit-infrastructure-of-the-olympics-part-4 Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in hi Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:43:33 GMT Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on "The Game Changers" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14785/being-an-assistant-editor-on-a-sundance-documentary-julie-hwang-on-the-game-changers https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14785/being-an-assistant-editor-on-a-sundance-documentary-julie-hwang-on-the-game-changers Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:30:27 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 3) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14784/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-3 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14784/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-3 Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in hi Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:07:11 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Preparing to Edit the Olympics (Part 2) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14780/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-preparing-to-edit-the-olympics-part-2 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14780/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-preparing-to-edit-the-olympics-part-2 Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in hi Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:01:41 GMT Create Visual Art with Adobe, Be in a BØRNS Music Video https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14777/create-visual-art-with-adobe-be-in-a-brns-music-video https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14777/create-visual-art-with-adobe-be-in-a-brns-music-video The name BØRNS may or may not be familiar to you at first glance — after all, you’re probably here for video stuff, generally speaking — but I can almost certainly guarantee you’ve heard his music — especially Electric Love, which hit over 20 million views on YouTube when it was released Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:50:28 GMT Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14776/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-1 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14776/dispatches-from-pyeongchang-editing-the-olympics-part-1 Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Between pre-cut packages and live footage and montages put together with moments that had happened seconds ago, I co Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:51:43 GMT Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on 'Half the Picture' https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14772/being-a-camera-operator-on-a-documentary-at-sundance-dp-barbie-leung-on-half-the-picture https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14772/being-a-camera-operator-on-a-documentary-at-sundance-dp-barbie-leung-on-half-the-picture Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:38:09 GMT Sundance Impressions: Three Movies on Sunday https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14771/sundance-impressions-three-movies-on-sunday https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14771/sundance-impressions-three-movies-on-sunday Yeah, it’s Tuesday. I lost a day to travel, as I returned to Los Angeles yesterday in a sold out flight filled with exhausted looking film fans and the occasional indie actor. Our scarves and new boots have seen winter, and we’re through with it. On Sunday I took full advantage of the festival, Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:17:36 GMT Sundance Impressions: Snow and “The Sentence” https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14770/sundance-impressions-snow-and-the-sentence https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14770/sundance-impressions-snow-and-the-sentence The threat (or promise, depending on your outlook) of snow delivered today in full force. So much so that I was taken off guard and missed an early screening due to basically being buried in a snow drift. I was born and raised in the midwest, and I started driving at age 16 with a very light front w Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:08:26 GMT Bringing Cinema to a Computer Screen: Cutting "Search" for Sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14769/bringing-cinema-to-a-computer-screen-cutting-search-for-sundance https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14769/bringing-cinema-to-a-computer-screen-cutting-search-for-sundance Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a "below-the-line" crew Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:59:18 GMT