Yesterday I watched Jodorowsky’s Dune Documentary. Although, I’ve been a person who has questioned Jordorowsky’s work in film (Like: Holy Mountain & El Topo ). I have to say, I would have really been interested to watch his version of Dune. So much of the pre-production work that him and his crew did, would later be used for some of my favorite films….Alian, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, He-man: Masters of the Universe, & Raider’s of the Last Ark. A lot of his original crew were later hired to create some of these films. In addition, the cast chosen for the Jodorowsky’s film would have been really cool to watch on screen. For example Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger would have all been in the film. To top it off, Pink Floyd and other great bands would have done the soundtrack. I really hope this film gets made in the near future. I would love to see it especially if it’s an animation film! In fact, I think that would be the most appropriate and respectable thing to do for this film. I really think the technology & the talent now, would do the film justice (If they truly work with Jodorowsky to make it) . I would highly recommend you watch Jodorowsky’s Dune by Frank Pavich. You can rent it for $3.99 SD & HD for $4.99 at amazon here Jodorowsky’s Dune. Enjoy!
"In 1973, film producer Arthur P. Jacobs optioned the film rights to Dune but died before a film could be developed. The option was then taken over two years later by director Alejandro Jodorowsky, who proceeded to approach, among others, Peter Gabriel, the prog rock groups Pink Floyd and Magma for some of the music, artists H. R. Giger and Jean Giraud for set and character design, Dan O’Bannon for special effects, and Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, Gloria Swanson and others for the cast.
Frank Herbert traveled to Europe in 1976 to find that $2 million of the $9.5 million budget had already been spent in pre-production, and that Jodorowsky’s script would result in a 14-hour movie (“It was the size of a phonebook”, Herbert later recalled). Jodorowsky took creative liberties with the source material, but Herbert said that he and Jodorowsky had an amicable relationship. The project ultimately stalled for financial reasons. The film rights lapsed until 1982, when they were purchased by Italian filmmaker Dino DeLaurentiis, who eventually released the 1984 film Dune, directed by David Lynch.”
Angelina Jolie stars in Disney’s new Maleficent, featuring a forest world of detailed visual effects. Mike Seymour delves into how facial movement experts Digital Domain, worked to re-create realistic, fully digital counterparts to the story’s three fairies.
"Channeling the Muse" Editors’ Lounge series Part 1:
Moderator Debra Kaufman bypassed all the usual technical talk about systems and platforms and technologies in favor of a wide-ranging and personal discussion about creativity: how do editors foster and nurture it, how do they deal with creative blocks, and more.
The panel was composed of a fantastic lineup of truly talented editors across the film and television disciplines, including Zack Arnold - imdb.com/name/nm2094093 (Burn Notice, Glee, and writer/director of Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story), Ryan Case - imdb.com/name/nm1884278 (Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Jay Cassidy - imdb.com/name/nm0144203 (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Into the Wild, An Inconvenient Truth), and Dan Lebental - imdb.com/name/nm0495603 (Thor: The Dark World, Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man 2, and creator of TouchEdit for iPad - toucheditapp.com).
It was a wildly successful evening with a packed house. Many thanks to the panelists for sharing their thought processes with everyone, and to AlphaDogs.tv & keycodemedia.com for graciously hosting the event!
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00:19 How panelists got into editing, work they do currently, and projects they are most proud of
03:49 Influences from the past
17:20 What inspires them now?
21:30 Do they avoid watching television and movies while working on a project?
22:32 Dealing with editor’s block
25:30 Impact of digital editing
26:20 How does an editor know when he/she is finished with a project?
30:06 Over cutting—how much content is too much content?