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Lightworks Touch NLE Chosen For ?Monster-In-LawEditor Scott Hill Touts ?Editing System ... that just happens to be a computer? (May 05, 2005)
Lightworks is pleased to announce that seasoned editor Scott Hill recently completed editing for the soon-to-be-released New Line Cinema feature ?Monster-in-Law using the Lightworks Touch NLE edit system.
A long-time proponent of Lightworks unique editor-centric console design, Hill requests the Lightworks system for all his features work because of its simple yet powerful interface which allows him to conveniently customize his workflow.
?For me, its a lot easier to edit using Lightworks, Hill states. ?Its an editing system designed by editors which just happens to be a computer as opposed to a computer that happens to edit. Most of the features I need to use on a day-to-day basis are concentrated on the console so that I rarely use a keyboard or mouse.
Hill says he finds this particularly useful when he has a director, producer or writer in the cutting room. ?Editing on Lightworks is very similar to a Steenbeck flatbed editor. Having the functions concentrated on the console, gives it a jog-shuttle style and thats what helps with the speed. Its extremely advantageous when the director is in the room and wants to talk about a different direction to go with a scene or re-working a cut. I can easily show them several options and do it very quickly without taxing their patience.
Scott also finds Lightworks preferable in cutting effects. ?Monster-in-Law was not an effects-heavy film, but there were several effects shots and I was able to accomplish them very smoothly. Once again, its all about how fast I can cut a scene or effect the directors notes; with Lightworks, when Im doing green-screen or blue-screen keying, its all real-time I dont have to render anything while Im going along I never have to stop the editing process to render any of the effects and that really enhances the workflow.
?This is a funny movie and were extremely happy with it, Hill remarks. ?It has been quite an adventure and an interesting process only because once we got the film put together back in November, we realized we needed to do some re-shooting some of which effected the ending. And again, this is the benefit of Lightworks efficiencies you are able to accomplish more in less time.
In ?Monster-in-Law, the lovely but unlucky in love ?Charlie (Jennifer Lopez) has finally met the man of her dreams only to find herself engaged in a volatile battle of wills with her future mother-in-law (Jane Fonda,) a recently fired news anchorwoman who is afraid of losing her son the way shes just lost her career. The film was directed by Robert Luketic (?Legally Blonde) and marks Fondas return to the big screen after 14 years. ?Monster-in-Law is scheduled for wide release May 13, 2005.
About Scott Hill:
Scotts first experience with Lightworks was in 1992 as an assistant editor on the TV series ?Law & Order. In 1994, he was first assistant editor on ?A Walk in the Clouds, also edited on Lightworks. As first assistant editor and visual effects editor on ?The Nutty Professor in 1995, he again used Lightworks. Repeat performances as both first assistant and visual effects editor on the 1997 comedy ?Liar, Liar and subsequent projects ?Patch Adams (1998) and ?Dragonfly (2002) for director Tom Shadyac led to Hills editing the 2003 box office hit ?Bruce Almighty. Scott edited ?Just Married that year as well, followed by the 2004 romantic comedy ?Win a date with Tad Hamilton all projects were edited on Lightworks.
Lightworks has been developing and supplying high end editing solutions for the film and television industry for over a decade. The latest product, Lightworks Touch, has already been used around the world on over twenty major motion pictures including ?The Aviator, ?The Phantom of the Opera, ?The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, ?Monster-in-Law, ?The Libertine, ?Proof, and ?White Noise as well as on numerous commercials, a vast array of television programs, and a 5-hour Led Zeppelin DVD anthology. Lightworks, headquartered in London, also has offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. Lightworks, UK Ltd., was recently formed after the purchase of Lightworks by Gee Broadcast Systems, Ltd.. Gee Broadcast Systems has been supplying products and engineering services to the broadcast industry for 18 years and also manufactures the Geevs Video Server, which provides integrated, networked, production solutions, together with the Lightworks Touch.
For more information visit www.lwks.com.
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