19 February 2013 9:20 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Fresh out of college, my first real job was at a postproduction house in New York City. There I was fortunate enough to brush elbows with editors who'd been in the business for decades. One of the things you need to last in the ever-changing world of postproduction is the ability to evolve with the development of the technology that surrounds you. As you might imagine, a recurring topic at my old office was nostalgia over the old way of cutting film, when you handed reels of film that you had to physically cut. I'd done this exactly once, in college for a class assignment. Still, I was enchanted by these storied editors waxing romantic about the bygone editing era, as they zinged masterfully through revisions on an all-digital editing program. Well, it was exactly this kind of nostalgia that editor Dan Lebental tapped into when he invented TouchEdit, an »

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