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Christopher Tellefsen, ACE

Christopher Tellefsen has worked with some of the finest writers and directors on critically lauded films such as Gummo, Smoke and Larry Clark's Kids. In 2005 he edited Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Capote.  The film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints took home two top awards at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He has also worked on a wide array of genres including Flirting With Disaster, The Yellow Handkerchief, M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and Analyze This.   In 2011, Chris was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the hit movie Moneyball.  His recent work includes David O. Russell's Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, True Story, starring James Franco and Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender.

PODCAST: An Evening with Film Editor Christopher Tellefsen: Manhattan Edit Workshop's Artist in Residence Series

PODCAST: Another Evening with Film Editor Christopher Tellefsen: Manhattan Edit Workshop Artist in Residence Series

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on editing scenes with non-actors from Moneyball.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, talks about the art of suspense using an example from Capote.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on transitioning to digital editing with The People Vs. Larry Flynt.

Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on cutting down and shaping a story in Metropolitan.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on the importance of actor chemistry in the film Analyze This.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, discusses cutting comedy as seen in Flirting with Disaster.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, discusses editing a fight scene from the movie Kids.