This week is all about the helpful articles that populate the net: we've got ones for you that improve your productivity, a few things to shop for that will help fancify your office space, and a couple of hot new toys that promise to revolutionize the industry.
Premium Beats is one of the better post-production blogs around. Here they give 10 things to go pick up to spruce up your desk. How many of these do you already have? Which do you need to add to your wishlist? (http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/10-things-for-your-video-editing-suite-under-200/)
The Gnar Box is a device that turns your iPhone into a "dumb terminal" capable of processing 4K GoPro footage. You can edit and upload your 4K footage on-the-go without having to return to your edit suite. This will be probably make the extreme sports nuts very happy. (http://technabob.com/blog/2015/07/29/gnarbox-portable-video-editing-computer/)
Another device that seeks to squash the editing computer, the TouchEdit app for the iPad claims to be a precise editing system capable of doing advanced edits with your footage with just your fingertips. Dan Lebental A.C.E. created the app to be a mobile solution for editing. He is a seasoned feature film editor so he must know what he's doing building this app. Care to try it out? (http://www.toucheditapp.com/)
Lisette Sutherland is a public speaker and fosters collaborative, long-distance work partnerships. She subjected herself to a 30-day trial of trying different kinds of dressing for work to see how it affected her productivity. Her results led to her making some decisions on how to present herself to her clients even when just teleconferencing at her desk. Any freelance editors should be interested in reading this to find out how you can dress for your work day. (http://www.lisettesutherland.com/2014/06/results-30-day-try-on-athon/)
Finally, this list of simple steps to achieving unbound success as a Hollywood editor seems all in good...until you read the one that says you need to move to L.A. or New York. Seems pretty outdated to think that physical location has that kind of affect on your career nowadays. It's not uncommon to work from a long-distance with just the same level of involvement and efficiency as you would from working in the same building as your client/producer. (http://robertlanford.com/2011/02/26/7-important-steps-to-becoming-a-hollywood-editor/)
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