Making The Cut

  • Making the Cut: Lillian Benson, ACE—Drawing on the Intuitive Self

    Lillian Benson, ACE, discusses how good storytelling, intuitive editing tools like Media Composer, and a strong sense of self can benefit editors.

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  • Making the Cut: Virginia Katz, ACE—Hooked on Editing with Avid

    Virginia Katz, ACE, finds great creative freedom over picture and sound with Avid when editing movies like Beauty and the Beast and Dreamgirls.

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  • Making the Cut: Edie Ichioka, ACE – Explore the Possibilities

    Edie Ichioka, ACE, discusses with Avid how an important part of the editing process for animated films takes place before scenes are rendered.

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  • Making The Cut: Norman Hollyn—Telling Great Stories from the Editing Room

    Norman Hollyn shares with Avid his views on the creative film editing process, his work on the 2017 film Shot, and the value of collaboration.

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  • Making the Cut: Paul Rubell, ACE—Finding the Drama Between Action Beats

    Paul Rubell, ACE, discusses how Media Composer liberates his editing process and allows him to create and save multiple versions.

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  • Making the Cut: Robert Leighton — A Rewarding Long-term Collaboration

    Robert Leighton talks about his remarkable long-term relationship with director Rob Reiner and how technology has changed the art of editing.

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  • Making the Cut: Chris McCaleb—Cracking the Code

    Editor Chris McCaleb discusses how having an open mind and working on Media Composer are critical to solving scenes that aren’t working.

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  • Making the Cut: Lynne Willingham, ACE—Crafting the Editor’s Vision

    Lynne Willingham, ACE, editor of Breaking Bad and True Blood, discusses the benefits of Media Composer on projects involving creative collaboration.

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  • Making the Cut: Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE—The Editing Journey is an Adventure

    Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE, reveals to Avid how experience leads to mastery that then benefits her on each successive editing project.

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  • Making the Cut: Charity Kuria – Catching her First Feature Film Break

    Charity Kuria talks about her journey as an editor and her editing experience working on the feature film Supa Modo, and how Media Composer helped.

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  • Making The Cut: Richard Cox — Pushing the Right Buttons

    Richard Cox talks about how he learns as much from teaching editing as his students do, and how an edit can trigger emotions.

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  • Making The Cut: Stephen Ellis, ACE — Working Without a Safety Net

    Stephen Ellis, ACE addresses the fears of young editors who don’t want to get it wrong… but shows that mistakes are part of the process.

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  • Making The Cut: William Oswald — Feel the Rhythm, Find the Emotion

    Editor William Oswald talks about finding the rhythm of a scene, and the benefits of practicing with real rushes.

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  • Making The Cut: Tony Cranstoun, ACE — The Art Remains the Same

    Tony Cranstoun, ACE recalls the transition from film editing to digital, and the impact that nonlinear technology had on the industry.

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  • Making The Cut: Caroline Bleakley — Trust Your Instincts

    Caroline Bleakley edits television drama — trusting her instincts to taking time to review edit decisions.

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  • Making The Cut: Gordon Mason, ACE — Work, Work, Work

    Editor Gordon Mason, ACE discusses documentary editing work on projects such as Panorama and Who Do You Think You Are? at the American Cinema Editors Editfest 2017.

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  • Making The Cut: Jake Roberts, ACE — The Joy of Discovery

    Jake Roberts, ACE discusses his longtime use of Avid editing tools and how he still finds new functions that help him tell a better story.

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  • Making The Cut: Chris King, ACE — The Power Of a Simple Cut

    We talked with editor Chris King, ACE about the fluid nature of documentary narratives and the importance of finding a unique voice to tell a story.

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  • Making The Cut: Steven Worsley — Learning From Experience

    Steven Worsley discusses his recent drama projects, including War and Peace, and what he learned from being an edit assistant.

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  • Making The Cut: Pietro Scalia, ACE — Learning From a Master

    Multi-award winning editor Pietro Scalia, ACE, discusses his approach to film editing, which see him identifying his own emotional reactions within a scene.

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  • Making The Cut: Tim Porter, ACE, Talks Working With Avid on “Game of Thrones”

    For someone who admits that he never wanted to become an editor, Tim Porter, ACE, has amassed a pretty formidable list of editing credits over the last decade – including “Shameless”, “Doctor Who” and “Game of Thrones”.

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  • Making the Cut: Sarah Reimers Talks Her Love for Editing and Avid Media Composer

    With credits including “Brave”, “Finding Dory” and the recent, charming Pixar short film “Piper”, Sarah Reimers is now firmly established in the leading ranks of animation editing talent.

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  • Making The Cut: Gary Dollner Talks Editing Comedies

    From “I’m Alan Partridge”, “The Thick of It” and “Veep”, to Ricky Gervais’ “David Brent: Life on the Road”, editor Gary Dollner has worked on some of the most acclaimed comedies of the age.

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  • Making The Cut: Nathan Nugent Talks Avid Editing and the Challenge of Cutting “Room”

    Nathan Nugent, picture editor of “Room”, recalls that Avid Media Composer proved to be advantageous during both the 10 weeks of filming and the subsequent post-production period.

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  • Making the Cut: Sim Evans-Jones Talks Editing Shrek With Media Composer

    Sim Evans-Jones, ACE, commenced his higher-level training with a Communications Degree that exposed him to a variety of film-related practical disciplines, but as he recalls it was “the editing that clicked with me”.

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  • Making the Cut: Axel Geddes Talks the Intuitive Nature of the Avid Platform

    Film editor Axel Geddes has been a mainstay of the animation world since he began working at Pixar in 2001. Since then he has worked on many of the company’s milestone productions, including recent global hit Finding Dory.

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  • Making The Cut: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle Talks Creative Documentaries, Animation and TV Drama Editing

    With recent credits including “The Missing”, “The Crown” and “Ripper Street”, Úna Ní Dhonghaíle is one of the pre-eminent TV drama editors of the age. But she is also active in documentary and animation, and says that in particular her earlier work on “creative documentaries” helped to shape her subsequent…

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