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Coen Brothers Use FCP to Edit True Grit


Joel and Ethan Coen are well known for co-producing, co-writing and co-directing. Although their co-editing style is perhaps less well known, they are firm believers in the powers of FCP. More on True Grit's post-production process after the break.

After over-running on a shoot complicated by bad weather, and needing a Christmas release to get those 10 Oscar Nominations, the Coens faced a dauntingly short post-production schedule of just 24 weeks, editing in two different locations simultaneously, swapping projects across their Xsan network.

The dailies were scanned by EFILM at 2K and converted to ProRes 422 (HQ) files for editing. The Coens love Final Cut because it mirrors how they use to work in tandem when editing on film, when Ethan marked sequences on an upright Moviola and Joel cut them on a flatbed. 

There's much much more including interviews with the two brothers in the full article. You can read it here at http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/in-action/truegrit/

 True Grit trailer courtesy Paramount Pictures

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