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  • A Gift For Editors

    A Gift For Editors

    December 25, 2010, 8:26 am
    Ken Sallows, A.S.E., the great Australian film editor, sent the original opening to In the Blink of an Eye. Here's the story behind it and the pdf.

    The story is that without Ken Sallows, A.S.E., there would be no In The Blink of an Eye book by Walter Murch. It's that simple, at least at first glance. It wasn't until I talked to Ken that I heard the full story.
    Walter Murch gave a lecture in Australia in 1988 and Ken who was a big fan of his work, couldn't make it. He had heard there was a recording and so he tracked it down and listened to it. He felt the need to get this document out to everyone and began the arduous task of transcribing it.
    Once the book was transcribed he tracked down Walter Murch and faxed him the entire document and suggested it be turned into a book. Murch made a few changes and faxed it back to him.
    Ken spent the next year searching for a publisher to put this document into book form and eventually found the Australian Film Institute was willing to put it out.

    In the original printing Ken was asked to write the forward/introduction. The book became an instant hit in Australia and immediately had the eyes of North American publishers.
    When the book was republished for the rest of the world Ken's introduction was removed and since the distribution of the newly published version made it to Australia, AFI stopped printing their version with Ken's introduction.
    It seemed as though the unsung hero of the book was lost, until now, here's Ken Sallow's original Introduction.

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    • Joel Cox on his Editing Process
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    • Quotes from todays Panels
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