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Walter Murch talks Premiere Pro

Academy Award-winning editor and sound designer/mixer/editor Walter Murch thrilled IBC attendees with a standing-room only appearance at the Adobe stand, to discuss why he chose to edit upcoming documentary Coupe 53 from director Taghi Amirani, on Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Murch emphasised that he was impressed by the “tight level of co-operation between [Adobe] developers and filmmakers.” In fact, he offered a suggestion that led to Premiere Pro’s current trim window feature. “The important thing is it gives you very quick feedback to learn the rhythmic cues of the film.”

The inventive editor also gave high marks to the “analogue feel” of the system’s ability to scan dailies, noting “this alone would be a reason to use Premiere Pro.”

Murch is the only person to have won Oscars for both editing and sound on the same film, The English Patient, which is also the first Oscar win in editing on a film cut with an electronic system (Avid). He also received an Academy Award for sound and nomination for editing on Apocalypse Now; and his additional nominations include one for Cold Mountain, the first nomination for a movie edited with Apple’s Final Cut Pro.

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