Well, we wouldn’t be a blog without a little bit of Oscar coverage now, would we? Cool factoid: 9 out of the ten documentaries nominated for Best Documentary or Best Short Documentary were cut on Apple’s own Final Cut Pro.
This is pretty cool news for the do-it-yourself filmmaker – until a few years ago, all these films would have been cut on systems called Avid, hardware/software combo stations that run into the tens of thousands of dollars. By contrast, Final Cut Pro costs less than a thousand, making it much more accessible to indie filmmakers trying to get their message out.
The docs edited on FCP? The Cove, Food Inc., Which Way Home, The Most Dangerous Man In America, and the five documentary shorts.
The one doc not edited on FCP? “Burma VJ,” a film about jailed Burmese citizen journalists. Get with the program, “Burma VJ,” you guys are falling behind!