Using Final Cut Studio to Create Smashing Pumpkins DVD

Last night on the Digital Production BuZZ, we had a fascinating interview with James Salkind. Since this was Christmas evening, you may have been distracted and not able to listen. In which case, you missed a treat.

James was the post-production supervisor for the recent DVD release of the Smashing Pumpkins DVD titled: “If All Goes Wrong.”

James was given over 600 hours of material in multiple high-def video formats to edit a two hour documentary; from high-quality multi-camera concert footage to material shot on cell phones. And he used Final Cut Studio to put it all together.

While we frequently have interviews with editors on The BuZZ, we rarely have interviews that get this specific and detailed. And I wanted to share it with you here, because a lot of his thoughts may be helpful to you.

Click here to listen to his interview. (TRT: 17:21 11.1 MB)

Click here to see what’s on the entire show.

Click here to see what’s on the next show. (A look forward to 2009 is planned for New Year’s Day.)

I enjoyed doing this interview. Let me know if you found it interesting yourself.

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