Midweek Motivations: Editing the Big Bang Theory: An Editor’s Chat with Peter Chakos
Emmy-Award winning editor Peter Chakos discusses how he got started, what software/ plugins he uses (hint, Avid and NewBlueFX Transitions), his Emmy win and more. Interview by Shannon Olona from NewBlueFX.
Chakos acts as both editor and producer for the Emmy-winning comedy series, The Big Bang Theory. In 2007, he was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series for his work on the show.
“NB: What tools and software do you use? What specific NewBlueFX plugins are used for The Big Bang Theory? When and where do we see these in action?
I use Avid Media Composer. When I got involved with NewBlue we were doing a show that was a different kind of show for us. We were not really flashing back, but imagining “what ifs.” Like what if the guys had never met Sheldon. It was a Christmas episode and Sheldon was out of town.
I wanted to do something different with the transitions to get us out of these “what if” sequences. That’s when I began to look for some cool transitions. And I found NewBlue Motion Blur. In fact, that episode landed me my first Emmy nomination.”
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