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Got Time to Kill? 5 Video and Tech Sites Worth A Daily Dip

Jonny Elwyn
By Jonny Elwyn
By Jonny Elwyn

Waiting for a render, client amends or a delivery? Got time to kill and a progress bar to watch? Check out these 5 sites worth dipping into on a daily basis.

I have to say that after my emails are checked and Twitter is updated, as a film editor I often have a lot of time to kill while waiting for render bars or export dialogue boxes. Here are some of the best sites worth dipping into on a daily basis to keep you entertained, informed and inspired.

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sites to entertain you while you wait

Art of The Title

The Kingdom - Great title sequences

A source of constant creative inspiration and suitably short content, The Art of the Title is a great film credits fan site with plenty of great interviews, behind the scenes breakdowns and simply stunning title sequences.

A few favorites include: The Kingdom, Catch Me If You Can, Blue Valentine, Juno…basically everything on there!

Mac Rumors

Mac Rumors

Stay up to date on the latest tech rumours surrounding all things Apple. Product cycle updates, leaked components, software updates and internal politicking. Get your daily dose of Apple rumors here. They also have a very useful buyers guide – which lets you know when your favorite Apple products may be getting an update.

sites while you wait

Render Please

Everyone’s favorite new Assistant Editor animated gif meme site. Always hilarious. Always addictive.

When I successfully pawn off work to another department.

funny animated film editor meme

When I spend hours prepping a finish only to hear it’s changing.

funny animated gifs for editors

Movies In Color

Each week Movies In Color has a different theme (Jean Pierre-Jeunet week, Wong Kar-Wai week, Scorcese week etc) but there’s always a daily upload so dip back in when you can.

Its a great way to get inspired (if you’re a colorist, designer or in any role where you meld color  contrast and creativity) through the color spectrums of each film’s unique palette. This beauty is from Goodfellas.

things to do while you render

The Premiumbeat Blog

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The Premiumbeat blog is updated each weekday with content geared toward video and photo professionals.  Topics include video editing, camera gear and equipment, inspirational photo/video projects and tutorials on professional video techniques and workflows.  We share tips, tricks and tutorials for the leading post production applications including Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Autodesk Smoke, Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Be on the lookout for ongoing giveaways of leading professional photo/video gear.  We’ve already given away Canon DSLR cameras, a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and an all expenses paid trip to the NAB Show in Las Vegas!  More great giveaways to come!