Award-winning editors Jason Ballantine and Matt Villa used Avid Media
Composer to cut festival opener The Great Gatsby in 3D
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
AVID) today celebrates The Great Gatsby, the 2013
Cannes Film Festival opener, which was cut on the industry's
preeminent nonlinear editing solution, Avid
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 15 — 26, will open
with the latest adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The
Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo
DiCaprio. The 3D film was cut by award-winning editors Jason
Ballantine ASE and Matt
Villa ASE on Media Composer. With careers spanning more than 20
years, Ballantine and Villa are long-time Media Composer users and have
worked on major projects including Moulin Rouge, Australia,
Wolf Creek, Happy Feet Two and Daybreakers.
Ballantine is currently using Media Composer on his next project, Mad
Max: Fury Road; and Villa is using it to cut Predestination.
"Every film throws a new set of creative and technical challenges for
post-production that must be overcome," said Ballantine. "With so many
variations in workflows to navigate, it's incredibly reassuring that
there is no decision to be made with the offline cutting system — it's
always Media Composer, that's a given. The reliability and functionality
of the entire Avid product range is second to none."
Media Composer empowers the industry's top professionals to edit movies
with 64-bit performance and provides easy-to-use video editing tools,
and streamlined HD, file-based, and stereo 3D workflows.
"During the shoot we had an editing station permanently on location and
during post we had two fully operational cutting rooms running
concurrently and in perfect sync; one in Sydney and one in LA,"
explained Matt Villa, co-editor of The Great Gatsby. "We called
upon many tools from the Avid family to deal with the 3D material and
they never faltered. Productions of this scale can be unrestrained and
unpredictable, but Avid never fails in being stable yet flexible enough
to get these jobs done."
"Jason and Matt have done outstanding work on The Great Gatsby,"
said W. Sean Ford, vice president of worldwide marketing for Avid.
"Their achievement is a great example of why we are so committed to
providing editors with the technology that lets them push the limits of
what is technically possible — from syncing workflows across many
locations, to working with 3D material. The Great Gatsby is
a perfect example of what can result when professionals have the tools
they need to turn their creative visions into reality."
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