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Learn by cutting your own movie now By Ko Maruyama
When Dave Kebo and Rudi Liden created their movie "The Confession", they placed 11 small cameras throughout the set to capture hours of footage, all captured simultaneously from different angles.  The interactive movie is now available as source material for their instructional kit: Film School in a Box.

Los Angeles filmmakers Dave Kebo and Rudi Liden have written and directed several movies together, including "Mojave", which features Eric Olsen ("License to Wed": post production) and Dash Mihok ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang").   Through their new project, "Film School in a Box", anyone with a desire to learn how to cut narrative in Final Cut Pro can start practicing right now.

Kebo & Liden: LA Filmmakers share knowledge and materials

Their work on the black and white mystery/noir, "The Confession",  produced several hours of footage which would allow them to develop different angles during the editorial process.  Several lipstick cameras were placed throughout the set to record the actors simultaneously.  Because there is so much footage to work with, overlapping storylines and nonlinear shooting, you can cut the story into several different pictures easily.

The tool kit provides a shooting script, Camera reference map, Quad split, FCP project and over 15 hours of original footage.

 The gold edition comes delivered on a 250GB Firewire Drive, allowing you to plug in and run without installing custom software, or switching out numerous DVDs of footage.

The platinum edition is delivered on a 500GB Firewire800 Drive, which allows for a truly speedy editing process.

You'll need Apple's Final Cut Pro version 5 or later (Mac OS X 10.4.2 or later).  There are different requirements for multi-camera editing in the software.

You can see some of their tutorials on the FSB tutorial website here:

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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