To The Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will no longer be updating Back in 2007, when we started, there was a lack of access to information about film, television, and commercial editing. We wanted to fix that by creating a central location for content about editing to be stored.

Since then, we've watched the amount of content about editing on the internet grow exponentially. We've also watched social media tools come and go with that growth. Does anyone remember Google Wave!? These social media tools changed how people access and search for media and information. People tend to turn to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for their news and information, and those are all great tools to promote your sites, but as a site that aggregates links to other sites for users, it just doesn't work for us.

We will keep the site live but archive the ability to add links and comments. We will keep our database live with the links for those who desire to use it to search for editing information and research.

Our podcast, The Cutting Room, will move over to the website and will continue to be a place for interviews with editors and other film professionals.

Everyone who worked for loved what we created and are proud that we could help so many editors find content that spoke to them.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the various post events worldwide in the coming years!

Yours truly,
Gordon Burkell Founder

Editor Arthur Schmidt to Appear at lacpug, Nov 19

October 24, 2014, 03:14 PM

We are excited to welcome legendary film editor Arthur Schmidt to lacpug for the entire evening. Arthur Schmidt is a film editor with about 27 film credits between 1977 and 2005. Schmidt has had an long collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis that extended from Back to the Future (1985) to Cast Away (2000). Schmidt received the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, (1988) and Forrest Gump (1994). In addition to these Oscars, Schmidt has won several "Eddies" from

#editing#lacpug#back to future#forrest gump
August 28 lacpug Meet

August 12, 2013, 12:43 PM

Academy Award nominated film editor Matt Chesse ACE returns to lacpug to talk "Editing Tentpoles," in particular World War Z. Editor Kelley Dixon returns to talk and take a bow for her six seasons of editing the acclaimed TV show, Breaking Bad. Plus Stump The Gurus and World Famous Raffle!

#adobe#final cut pro#apple#lacpug#user group
LACPUG January 23rd Event

January 10, 2013, 02:47 PM

Join Gurus Philip Hodgetts, Michael Kammes, and Steve Kanter as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

#lacpug#philip hodgetts#michael kammes#steve kanter
The 'Lost interview' of Dede Allen

December 28, 2012, 02:25 PM

Michael Horton, founder of LACPUG (Los Angeles Creative Pro Users Group), found hitherto missing tapes of an interview with the prestigious editor Dede Allen, in 2006, four years before his death. Here you have the videos, a month after they were posted. If you haven't seen yet, I hope you enjoy the nearly two hours of wisdom.

#lacpug#dede allen
LACPUG Meeting Oct 2012 Footage

December 4, 2012, 10:51 PM

Marco Solorio shows us the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera at the October 2012 LACPUG meeting. Marco showed some comparisons between the BMCC and a couple of Canon HDSLR cameras and the difference between 8 Bit and 12 Bit video.

#blackmagic design#fcpx#lacpug
The Gallery Theatre, LACPUG and DMALA Need a New P

November 28, 2012, 08:43 AM

Michael Horton pleads with you to donate whatever you can to raise funds for a new projector for the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. Please help us by going to: and donate what you can. Ends January 25, 2013.

LACPUG publish the 'Lost Interview' with Hollywood

November 27, 2012, 03:17 PM

An early Christmas present. Michael Horton from the LACPUG has found the tapes from a 2006 interview with the film editor Dede Allen. Two hours of industry insight behind the editing of some big Hollywood films.

#film editor#film editing#lacpug#dede allen
Dede Allen, The Lost Interview - Part 4

November 27, 2012, 08:07 AM

In part 4 of our evening with Dede Allen, taped at the April 2006 lafcpug meeting, we take more questions from the audience. We touch on the role of Producers, her role as a VP of Post Production at Warner Bros. -

#editor#editing#film editor#lacpug#dede allen
Dede Allen, The Lost Interview - Part 3

November 27, 2012, 08:07 AM

In part 3 of our evening with Dede Allen, taped at the April 2006 lafcpug meeting, we take questions from the audience. We talk about cutting particular scenes on REDS, The HUSTLER, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, director Arthur Penn and others.

#editor#editing#film editor#lacpug#dede allen
Dede Allen, The Lost Interview - Part 2

November 27, 2012, 08:07 AM

In Part 2 of my interview with Dede Allen, taped at the April 2006 lafcpug meeting, we show and talk about scenes from the movies REDS, BONNIE AND CLYDE, LITTLE BIG MAN and SLAP SHOT.

#editor#editing#film editor#lacpug#dede allen

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