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Indie Filmmaker Q&A: Editor David Michael Maurer on Splinter

Interesting MovieMaker Magazine Q&A with Emmy-nominated Editor David Michael Maurer. David discusses some of the editing tricks and creative decisions behind making the indie film - Splinter.  He talks about his close collaboration with Director Toby Wilkins and how they tackled the unique post production needs to create the horror film. 

Interview snippets [from Maurer]:

"Splinter takes the audience on a roller coaster, exploiting a variety of situations that evoke fear. Wilkins and I tried to get inside the heads of the characters... I wanted the audience to feel part of the scene."

"...we evaluated whether to use Avid or Final Cut Pro, but Avid's software was the only reliable and cost-effective solution that could handle the complexity of this project, while providing multiple editing workstations-all on the independent film budget."

"The Avid systems handled the entire workload, including more than 250 digital enhancements, large and small, with an additional 250 optical shots by the end. Most importantly, the set-up enabled us to review all the material, edit scenes in the field and effectively communicate with the production team to request specific shots. With the film's fast-paced production, the ability to talk with the crew about incoming elements was critical."

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Taryn works for Formula PR. As a former Avid employee, Taryn remains passionate about the craft of storytelling, and tracks stories on related industry news, Avid customers and products.

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