Watch: 5 Skills That Can Help Make You a More Successful Film and Video Editor

There are a lot of skills that all good editors seem to have, but here are 5 you can focus on.

What does it take to be a good editor? It’s difficult to determine simply by observing their work, because 1.) edits are largely supposed to be invisible, and 2.) the brilliance is in what’s not there as opposed to what is. So, if you’re just starting out and aren’t really sure which skills you need to work on to get to the next level of your career, editor Justin Odisho names five in this informative video that you can get started on right away.

The job of an editor is rough. Not only do you have to hole up in a tiny room and stare at a timeline for days, weeks, or months, but you also have to have proficiency in both creative and technical skills. You have to know how to tell a story visually and know how to set keyframes in an NLE. You have to know how different edits affect audiences psychologically and know how to establish an efficient workflow.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 Video: Meet the Game Team

Check out the team from Ubisoft in a Beyond Good and Evil 2 video

Check out the team from Ubisoft in a Beyond Good and Evil 2 video

Ubisoft has released a new Beyond Good and Evil 2 video. The sequel to the much beloved 2003 open world action adventure game was announced at E3 2017 on Monday, and today we have a brand new video that lets you meet the Ubisoft Montpellier team behind the game and get a little more insight into what we’re going to see when the game is released. You can check out their vision for the game in the Beyond Good and Evil 2 video, as well as their community-focused live development initiative called the Space Monkey program.

RELATED: Ubisoft trailers including Beyond Good and Evil 2 and more!

You can check out the new Beyond Good and Evil 2 video as well as the trailer in the player below. Journey to System 3 for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! Fight alongside unforgettable characters in a stunning new solar system, as you struggle for freedom and the right to determine your own fate among the stars. Play the adventure by yourself or with friends in a vast and seamless online playground.

System 3 has become the center of interstellar trade and colonization in the Milky Way of the 24th century, thanks to the creation of Hybrid slaves. While private enterprises fight over resources and power, the first colonists weave together the rich and diverse spiritual and cultural heritages of Old Earth to give meaning to their existence. In this new era of piracy, we will rise from lowly pirate to legendary captain at the helm of massive star-faring vessels, adventuring alongside crews of colorful characters to fight for freedom and the right to determine our own fate among the stars!

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is the spiritual successor to the cult classic, a prequel that will transport players into a profoundly multicultural world, capturing the spirit of the original with grandiose decors and intense dramas that play out across a vast universe. Through the Space Monkey Program, Ubisoft Montpellier will be developing the game alongside its community of fans.

What did you guys think of the Beyond Good and Evil 2 video? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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Feel the power of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket test in new video


SpaceX is marching ever closer to launching a brand new, huge rocket for the first time this summer.

A new video released by the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company shows a test firing of one of the boosters that will be used for a Falcon Heavy rocket launch. 

The «side booster» will eventually be strapped onto the main stage of the Falcon Heavy to help give it the extreme power it needs to fly heavy payloads to orbit and beyond. 

Static fire test of a Falcon Heavy side booster completed in McGregor, TX last week. This booster previously launched Thaicom

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Get Ready For Summer Movies with This ‘Blockbuster Montage’ Video

Summer 2017 Blockbuster Montage

Get ready for the summer movie season! Kicking off today, on May 5th with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the 2017 summer movie seasons runs through August and features plenty of big blockbusters and franchise sequels to enjoy. As a preview of what’s to come to the big screen this summer, film critic Amon Warmann has put together this video called the «Summer 2017 Blockbuster Montage«, or «AMONtage». Featuring footage from over 15 big summer blockbusters, this plays the perfect sizzle reel to put dollar signs in the eyes of studio executives everywhere. Guardians already opens today, with Alien: Covenant, King Arthur, plus Baywatch coming up in a few weeks. Some of our most anticipated movies open in July, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk and Valerian. There’s plenty to look forward to over these next few months. ›››

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Watch: Vimeo Paves the Way for 360° Video Creators to Upload and Sell Their Work

Vimeo takes the lead in 360° education, exhibition and monetization for creators.

360° and VR video could be seen as simply a passing trend, but Vimeo envisions an explosive space for creatives to explore new avenues of expression and, ultimately, a way to make money. As a platform that has always set a high bar for video quality, Vimeo’s approach to 360° video and VR is no different. With the recent release of Vimeo 360, the company has put together the world’s first platform for creators to truly cut their teeth in the rapidly-evolving world of this burgeoning visual medium.

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Revisit the History of the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise in New Video

Revisit the History of the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise in New Video

Revisit the history of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in new video

Walt Disney Pictures have debuted a new promo for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, revisiting the history of the entire franchise from a Walt Disney-created ride to the blockbuster franchise we know today. Check it out in the player below!

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will debut in theaters on May 26, 2017.

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CS Video: Catastrophe Stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan

Sit down with Catastrophe stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. Check out our Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney interviews.

Sit down with Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan

This Friday, Amazon‘s hit comedy series Catastrophe returns for its third season. All six season three episodes will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet, there’s still time to binge seasons one and two via the service. Created and written by stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, Catastrophe follows an Irish woman and an American man who wind up in love despite their many failings and who ultimately decide to take marriage and parenthood head on together.

RELATED: Catastrophe Season 3 Teaser Revealed by Amazon

CS recently sat down with Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan to talk about what goes into making Catastrophe. In the player below, you can check out our video interview with the multi-talented pair. They discuss their approach to the show’s six-episode seasons and the show’s unique distribution, airing on Britain’s Channel 4 and streaming through Amazon domestically.

The third season of Catastrophe also marks one of the final acting appearances from the late Carrie Fisher. Fisher appeared on Catastrophe throughout the show’s first two seasons, playing the role of Mia, Rob’s mother. Fisher completed work on Catastrophe season three shortly before her death late last year.

Catastrophe is produced by Avalon Television, with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman. The already-greenlit Catastrophe season four is scheduled to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US in 2018.

RELATED: Amazon Developing Animated Amberville Series from Sausage Party Director

Catastrophe is executive produced by Richard Allen-Turner (Workaholics), Kara Baker (Jen), Delaney, Horgan, and Jon Thoday (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Workaholics).

Will you be checking out Catastrophe season three this Friday? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Freecast Delivers Affordable Video Streaming to iOS Devices

Freecast takes a leap into affordable, real-time wireless streaming.

Freecast is perfect for low-budget filmmakers looking for a smart video distribution solution on set. The wireless system streams high-quality video from your HDMI camera to any monitor or up to four iOS devices.

The Freecast app allows you to stream straight to YouTube or Facebook with an update coming to include Instagram, Twitch, Live Stream and You Stream. The system offers H.264 encoding and there’s Android support too. Freecast says it will ship in July with a $ 599 price tag. Check out the video above to find out more.

Tech Specs:

  • Fully wireless
  • Supports iOS and Android
  • H.264 encoding

No Film School’s complete coverage of NAB 2017 is brought to you by My RØDE Reel, Vimeo 360, and Blackmagic Design.

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Vimeo’s Deep Dive into 360° Video Education at NAB 2017

Will you be at NAB? Do you want to learn about 360° or VR video? Look no further than the Vimeo 360 zone.

We expect the theme of this year’s National Association of Broadcasters event in Vegas to be 360° video and VR. Vimeo has been taking an aggressive stance on the space, with its release of Vimeo 360 last month. On the floor in Vegas, Vimeo is trying to stay cutting edge by offering a slew of courses, panels and talks at their booth this year. If you’re at NAB this year and you have even a burgeoning interest in 360° video and OTT (Over the Top) content, this is the place to be.

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