Editors Discuss “Cult Film Favorites” at EditFest LA 2016

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On Saturday, August 6, Avid participated in the American Cinema Editors’ 2016 EditFest L.A. event at The Walt Disney Studios. The panel discussion, moderated by Michael Krulik, principal applications specialist at Avid, centered on Cult Film Favorites.

Avid supports the professional editing community by sponsoring events like EditFest L.A., where attendees had the chance to hear from the editors behind cult classics like The Terminator, Showgirls, Death Race 2000, Heathers and Beetlejuice. The editors discussed their editing workflows, gave fascinating insight into their creative process, and shared fascinating stories about working on the celebrated films.

Mark Goldblatt, ACE, Norm Hollyn, Tina Hirsch, ACE, Mark Helfrich, ACE, Jane Kurson, ACE and Avid's Michael Krulik

Editor Mark Goldblatt’s, ACE, credits include acclaimed films like Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: The Last Stand and many more. During the panel discussion, Mark talked about his work on The Terminator, the 1984 sci-fi film about a cyborg assassin who travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor.

Mark Helfrich, ACE, has edited more than 30 films throughout his career, including Predator, Rush Hour, After the Sunset, and many more. During the panel, Mark discussed his work on Showgirls, the 1995 film about a “street-smart” drifter who climbs the seedy hierarchy to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.

With a career spanning more than five decades, Tina Hirsch, ACE, is known for her work on Gremlins, Dante’s Peak, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. Tina provided insight about her workflow on Death Race 2000, the 1975 cult political satire action film.

Editor Norm Hollyn is known for his work on Heathers, It’s Pat, and Wild Palms. During the panel, Norm talked about his work on Heathers, the 1988 dark comedy film about four teenagers in a fictional Ohio high school.

Editor Jane Kurson’s, ACE, credits include Monster, The Karate Kid, Part II, Hot Shots!, and more. During the panel, Jane discussed her work on Beetlejuice, Tim Burton’s classic 1988 film about  “a freelance “bio-exorcist”.

Michael Krulik, principal applications specialist at Avid, shows off the new and upcoming features in Media Composer at EditFest LA 2016

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