On Lift Studios Broadcast 019 I spoke with my old friend Anthony Baird in Toronto via Skype. Our conversation mainly revolves around the subject of Film-editing and how it relates to new media and design. Anthony spoke a little bit about the type of work he’s been up to lately and how having constraints or limits of film footage can become an opportunity for stylistic innovation. We shared our notes of a few of our biggest influences and talked about how they could apply to the LiFT Studios Broadcasts.
To say that Walter Murch is well-known in the film industry is a bit of an understatement. He has been recognized for many achievements over his 40 year career including Oscars for both Apocalypse Now and The English Patient. Anthony recommended I read Murch’s In the Blink of an Eye (2001), which I ended up reading after really enjoying Michael Ondaatje’s The Conversations (2002). Both books inspired me a great deal.
If you’ve watched any of our other Lift Studios Broadcasts, you’ll know that we are big fans of Errol Morris. But we thought we’d dig into some of the reasons why he is such an innovator in the field of documentary film making. We spend a bit of time explaining how the Interrotron works and why it’s so effective.
Have a look at Errol Morris’ website, there’s some interesting things there and don’t forgot to look at the trailers to some of the videos we spoke about. href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPu0chBQeUk”>First Person – Hell of a Flight
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.
Here are some of the other podcasts that Anthony mentions:
Thanks Anthony for the great talk. We’re looking forward to having you be a guest editor for an episode of LSB