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Thelma Schoonmaker Up Close

July 19, 2009, 04:26 PM


Here's a new video of Thelma Schoonmaker talking about her editing career. It's only 3:40 so take the time to view it.

Editfest NY Opening Night Panel

July 15, 2009, 04:21 PM


Opening Night Panel cut to 4 min for your enjoyment.

Assistant Editors Run Efficient Cutting Rooms

July 14, 2009, 04:13 PM


If there is one priority assistant editors agree on, it’s the need for organization. Today’s assistant editor may have dozens of tasks to perform daily, but only one real job—creating an efficient, smooth running environment that will leave his/her editor free to create.

Interview with Matt Pollock

July 10, 2009, 04:10 PM


Here's a new video interviewing a young editor Matt Pollock

Interview with Ryan Brown

July 10, 2009, 04:09 PM


Here's a new video interviewing Ryan Brown


July 7, 2009, 03:59 PM


In June, Cine Gear Expo returned to Paramount Studios, site of the trade show’s first outing 13 years ago. As part of the event––which included hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees lining Paramount’s New York Street, a series of master class and premiere seminars as well as a film series––the American Cinema Editors (ACE) presented "A Cut Above," on Stage 12, a panel discussion with leading editors (Maryann Brandon, A.C.E.; Mark Goldblatt, A.C.E.; Tina Hirsch, A.C.E...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Walter Murch (part 2)

July 6, 2009, 03:57 PM


Part 2 of Walter's presentation at the FCPUG Supermeet in London, June 25th, 2009.

Hanley & Hill: Howard's Editing Tag-Team

July 5, 2009, 03:56 PM


Editors Dan Hanley and Mike Hill, who won Academy Awards for film editing on Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 (1995), have known each other since the early 1970s when they were both working in the Paramount Studios shipping department. Hanley became friends with Robert James Kern, Jr., who was the editor on the sitcom Happy Days (on which Howard starred) at Paramount and the editor of Howard’s first directorial films. Kern’s father, Robert Kern, Sr., and his uncle, Hal C. Kern, both won Oscars for.....

Interview with Jonathan Walls

July 4, 2009, 03:56 PM


Jonathan Walls is the Co-Director and Editor for Playing for Change, Peace Through Music. This project has taken more than 5 years to be produce, and can be seen as the ultimate documentary; filmed in many countries around the world, the program blends music performed by musicians of different cultures and nationalities, together in a way that works incredibly well.

Why Editors Complain a LOT Today

July 3, 2009, 03:54 PM


There was an interesting article this week in Daily Variety which was ostensibly about the American Cinema Editors pre-announcement of an award that they’ll be giving to Avid at their awards dinner in February (actually, I suppose I should say that we’ll be giving at our dinner, since as of June 2nd, I am now a member of ACE — you can leave your congratulations at the door). Variety takes the slant that...

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