Avid Podcast Features Moviemaker Ben Affleck

Mar 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Podcast Quickies, Podcasting, Video

Ben Affleck is the featured guest on the latest episode of media production podcast, “The Rough Cut.” Affleck will participate in a podcast with Avid Technology, maker of software tools for film, video, audio, and broadcast production, discussing his work as a director, producer and editor.

Avid brands include Digidesign, M-Audio, and Sibelius. The Rough Cut podcast features interviews with moviemakers (who use Avid software) about the creative and technical process.

Affleck, may be better known as a film actor (“Daredevil,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “Shakespeare In Love,”) feature film director (“Gone Baby Gone,”) and Oscar-winning screenwriter (for “Good Will Hunting”), than as a documentary filmmaker. But in this podcast interview, Affleck talks about working on his latest project, a documentary called “Gimme Shelter.”

Affleck collaborated with editor Dana Glauberman while documenting his experience in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Affleck directed, co-produced and co-edited the documentary, which was made for the United Nations High Commissions for Refugees, and takes an inside look at the humanitarian crisis in the DR Congo. It has been released and screened at the UN and several cinemas nationwide.

The link to the Affleck podcast episode, the link is here. Other episodes of “The Rough Cut” are available through the podcast feed here.

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