Inspirational Avid Editors Share Wealth of Experience at EditFest London 2016

At this year’s annual ACE EditFest London, Avid is once again sponsoring another sold-out event, where attendees will be treated to a day of sessions and talks from an incredible line-up of editing talent.

At the prestigious BFI Southbank in London, there will be a series of must-see panel discussions with some of the most talented editors in the industry. Attendees will hear award-winning moviemakers discuss their craft, including workflows, creative processes, upcoming projects and more—in an intimate theatre setting.

The day will kick off with ‘Small Screen, Big Picture’- a session looking at editing for television, moderated by Antony Boys, ACE. He’ll be joined by Gary Dollner, ACE, Mark Eckersley, Úna Ní Dhonghaile, and Tim Porter, ACE to discuss the decision-making processes behind some of the most popular shows on television, including Game of Thrones, The Missing and Dr. Who.

Next up, ‘Editing Animation’, a session moderated by industry journalist, Carolyn Giardina, will see legendary editors from the Pixar team, Axel Geddes and Sarah Reimers, provide an exclusive inside look at the iconic studio’s animation process and a sneak-peek at their latest offerings, Finding Dory, and its accompanying short film Piper. Over the course of their careers, Geddes and Reimers have edited huge animation hits like WALL·E, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc., and are an integral part of the celebrated Pixar team led by John Lasseter.

‘Dailies to Delivery – Editing Features’ will give an in-depth look at the entire spectrum of film editing. Moderated by Academy Award-winning film editor Alan Heim, ACE, panellists Pia Di Ciaula, Sim Evan Jones, ACE, Paul Machliss, ACE, Nathan Nugent and John Wilson, ACE will share their editing stories, tips and tricks for using Avid Media Composer to craft cutting-edge cinematic masterpieces like A Quiet Passion, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Room and Billy Elliot.

Finally, there will be a ‘One on One Panel’ with renowned Star Wars and Mission: Impossible editor Paul Hirsch, ACE, sharing his editing knowledge and expertise from working on much-loved blockbuster movies, including Footloose, Carrie and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. When discussing why he uses the industry-leading choice for editors, Avid Media Composer, Hirsch explains, “It’s phenomenal that you can now sit in front of a laptop with Media Composer and have more expressive creative power than you could ever dream of whilst sitting in a tape suite 20 years ago.”

At this year’s event, we’ll be giving away 2 free copies of Media Composer ($1,299 value), so if you’re heading down, remember to stop by the Avid booth to learn more!

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