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Interview with Michel Arcand

January 7, 2010, 07:30 AM


A couple years ago I interviewed Michel Arcand, one of Quebec's most accomplished film editors. At the time he was working on Maurice Richard (aka The Rocket), for which he would later win Genie and Jutra awards for best editing. Our phone call lasted over an hour, but of course being an editor, I cut it down to 12 minutes, focusing on the more inspiring and insightful moments to portray Arcand's magnificent vision into the intimate process of film editing. Enjoy.

Why is Video Editing? The Beginning

January 6, 2010, 07:29 AM


Why is video editing? Yes, I know that’s not proper English. I often here the question, "What is video editing?" If you reading this post then you’re probably aware of what video editing is. But do you know why we edit?

Fairy Tale and Reasons not to Cut

January 6, 2010, 07:27 AM


It’s much more important to learn what not to cut. That’s the hardest thing for any young editor starting out; it was for me.

Analysis of a Scene: Dead Ringers

January 5, 2010, 07:23 AM


I recently watched "Dead Ringers" for the first time in about 20 years and finally connected to a film that had left me cold back in 1988. This was the first film directed by David Cronenberg after one of his rare box office hits "The Fly". Cronenberg is an interesting director, as his films often create unsettling moods, though he usually relies on almost unstylish medium shots and close-ups as coverage for his scenes.

MM Interview with Chris Lebenzon

January 5, 2010, 07:22 AM


Editor Chris Lebenzon got his start in motion pictures in the late 1970s, when he started fooling around on the KEM machine that his roommate, Michael Wadleigh, had used to cut Woodstock. Though he worked steadily on a number of small independent films at that time (most of which still have never been seen by audiences), Lebenzon's first big break came when editor Richard Chew brought him on board as an assistant editor on Wadleigh's Wolfen in 1981. For the past two decades, Lebenzon has been...

Interview with Scott Conrad

January 4, 2010, 07:19 AM


Editor Scott Conrad marks a first for us here at Natsukashi, for he is our frist Oscar winner to speak with us, earning that golden guy for his work on the seminal Sylvester Stallone flick, Rocky.

Edit Bay Eps. 19 -The Assistant Editor

January 1, 2010, 07:13 AM


The ninteenth episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download. This one is about assistant editors...the unsung technical heroes. Oh, and I eat a cookie.

Gladiator | Editor Pietro Scalia | BAFTA

December 31, 2009, 06:09 AM


Film editor Pietro Scalia talks to journalist Mark Salisbury about working on Ridley Scott's BAFTA-winning epic, Gladiator. Discover how he dealt with the death of Oliver Reed three weeks before finishing shooting.

Edit This! Chris Nelson on Cutting Lost and Mad Me

December 30, 2009, 06:07 AM


Christopher Nelson, ACE, has what many would consider a dream job. During the summer he's editing AMC's Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, and in the winter he turns his attention to the phenomenon known at ABC's Lost — he is currently cutting the last season of the show.

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