Burlington Media Company Looking for Bit of Oscar Glory

Burlington-based Avid, a media technology company, provided editing for seven of the nine films up for a Best Picture Oscar.

A Burlington media technology company will see its work in the spotlight during Sunday night's . 

ABC's WCVB Channel 5 in Boston reported today that seven of the nine films up for an Oscar in the Best Picture category were edited by Avid, a Burlington-based media company on Network Drive. Included in the list of top movies is the George Clooney film "The Descendents."

According to WCVB, Avid Chief Operating Officer Kirk Arnold said she found the news very exciting, and expects Avid's 600 employees in Burlington to closely watch the Academy awards and root for the company's customers.

The story also states that much of the editing for the films is not done on some supercomputer, but on ordinary laptops. An avid specialist is quoated as saying it's "just like cutting and pasting," little different, in fact, than what most people already do in a world processing program.

The Oscars will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.

For more on this story, see WCVB's full report: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/entertainment/30527849/detail.html#ixzz1nLNGCQOG


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