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  • 39 1/2 Trailer

    39 1/2 Trailer

    Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

    Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

    Ghost Town to Havana Trailer

    Ghost Town to Havana Trailer

    A Chance to Dress Trailer

    A Chance to Dress Trailer

    Winning Girl Documentary

    Winning Girl Documentary

    States of Grace Trailer

    States of Grace Trailer

    ‘Finding Kukan’

    ‘Finding Kukan’

    Be Home Soon Documentary Trailer

    Be Home Soon Documentary Trailer

    Pacific Heartbeat New Season Promo

    Pacific Heartbeat New Season Promo

  • Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

    Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

    Winning Girl Documentary

    Winning Girl Documentary

    ‘Finding Kukan’

    ‘Finding Kukan’

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

    ‘It’s Elementary’

    ‘It’s Elementary’

    Eating Alaska

    Eating Alaska

    Special Circumstances

    Special Circumstances

  • Pacific Heartbeat New Season Promo

    Pacific Heartbeat New Season Promo

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

  • PBS Showcase Sizzle Reel

    PBS Showcase Sizzle Reel

    SpokesBUZZ Splash Video

    SpokesBUZZ Splash Video

  • 39 1/2 Trailer

    39 1/2 Trailer

    Ghost Town to Havana Trailer

    Ghost Town to Havana Trailer

    A Chance to Dress Trailer

    A Chance to Dress Trailer

    States of Grace Trailer

    States of Grace Trailer

    ‘Finding Kukan’

    ‘Finding Kukan’

    Be Home Soon Documentary Trailer

    Be Home Soon Documentary Trailer

    ‘One Voice’ Film Trailer

    ‘One Voice’ Film Trailer

    Independent Lens “Reel Injun” Trailer

    Independent Lens “Reel Injun” Trailer

    Special Circumstances

    Special Circumstances

Recent Posts

  • Kū Kanaka World Premiere

    KanaluColorSM

    15 year old Kanalu Young takes a deep water dive into four feet of water, breaks his neck and forever alters his life. Eventually he immerses himself in Hawaiian language, culture and history and becomes a powerful teacher and activist.

  • Film Finishing Prep: Copying Media Using Premiere Pro

    KK at Onipa‘a

    Picture locked on the Kū Kanaka documentary and moving into the finishing phase using Adobe Premiere Pro’s Project Manager feature. Media management ain’t sexy, but it sure is useful!

  • Your iPhone is a Mic

    Waveforms

    Using my iPhone to record temp VO in the edit room, a quick and dirty how-to.

  • Moving a doc from FCP to Premiere Pro

    PP_ImportedSEQSq

    Thinking about cutting your doc on Premiere? If you aren’t too deep into your editing, you might consider getting off that reliable but ancient workhorse Final Cut Pro 7.

  • Organizing Docs for Premiere Pro

    KuKanakaTimelineSQ

    A well organized project saves time and money, doubly so when you are editing long-form documentary on Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This is a VERY geeky blog post especially for editors.

  • Trailer-o-Rama

    AliceBourviefilmingJohnFaces

    A CHANCE TO DRESS by director Alice Bouvrie is a warm, wonderful portrait of a renowned geologist and MIT professor, who also happens to be a cross-dresser. Like so many of these stories, it’s ultimately a film about love and family.

  • WINNING GIRL premieres!

    TeshyaAlo560

    A year of editing WINNING GIRL…and finally a finished film!

  • Plastic-free Editing in Paradise

    plastic

    Watch out, this is a little rant. You can never imagine how far and wide the plastic you throw away travels. And the truth is there is no “away.” More

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