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XDL is a Cornell University grad and filmmaker/writer/editor/illustrator in Hollywood.

Apple iPad Pro + Pencil Review
by XDL, Filmmaker… In filmmaking, we have the deadly production triangle: cheap, fast and good. If you’re lucky, you get two — usually at the sacrifice of the third. You can have cheap and fast, but it won’t be good. You can have good and fast, but it won’t be cheap. You can have cheap and good, but it’ll never be fast. When it comes to drawing computers, a triangle also applies. The ideal digital creative tool would be powerful, portable, and easy to use. I’ve never gotten all three.Read More
by XDL, Filmmaker… Why do particular films and actors succeed when many believe they’re undeserving? You’d be surprised how many people in Tinseltown lose sleep over that question. My answer: Hollywood is a branding and marketing mechanism, and once the gears get moving, it’s there to perpetuate content. The trick is to get the gears moving, and therein lies the art of it. Every now and then the mechanism takes steps to protect itself. An example: Avatar. This was not a particularly good movie. It wasn’t horrid, but the filmRead More
Fix It In Post - Fixing

Posted On August 23, 2015By XDLIn Media

Fix It In Post, Take 1: Fixing

Editor’s Note: We sought out our multi-talented friend XDL to give us his take on life as a creative professional — specifically, as a film editor working in Hollywood. Here’s the first with more to come.Read More