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Picture Editors In The Spotlight - Editor's Guild Magazine

ON June 8 and 9, the American Cinema Editors and Manhattan Edit Workshop held the fourth annual EditFest NY at the Directors Guild Theatre in Manhattan.  Well-known editors from the worlds of documentary, features, and television presented five Q & A panels and stayed for informal chats with the audiences.  They also attended a cocktail party at Le Parker Meridian Hotel Friday night. 

Edit Fest 2012: Pros discuss their inspiration

Edit Fest NY took place last month at the Director’s Guild of America offices here.  The conference was attended by editors, assistant editors, directors and producers looking to expand their knowledge base as well as the forms of media they work in.

EditFest NY 2012 – The Documentary Edit

As a continuation to the Day 1 recap of Manhattan Edit Workshop’s EditFest NY, Day 2 started off with The Documentary Edit: Non-Fiction vs. The Truth. Moderated by David Zieff, a panel of 4 documentary editors discussed their process of “writing with images”. Each started off sharing a scene from a film they edited, along with anecdotes from having worked on the film, and words of wisdom they had to share from their personal experience…

EditFest NY, 2012 (DAY 1)

A bit late getting my notes up, but Manhattan Edit Workshop held its yearly EditFest NY this past weekend, hosting a number of discussions with feature film, documentary, and commercial editors. The Friday night kickoff at the Director’s Guild of America Theatre, titled “The Lean Forward Moment”, had moderator Norman Hollyn (The Cotton Club; Heathers;), leading a panel of 4 editors who each shared a 5-10 minute scene that inspired them to become an editor.  Here are some of the highlights that they shared…

Filmmaking And Creative Superstars Share Stories From The Cutting Room Floor at EditFest NY 2012

Go behind the scenes with the editors from The Avengers, Moneyball, All That Jazz, Treme and many more as they discuss techniques behind cutting critically acclaimed projects and industry blockbusters

EditFest NY Returns June 8th - 9th in 2012!

EditFest NY, the east coast version of American Cinema Editor’s successful EditFest series, (launched in June 2009 at The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan) is returning June 8 - 9, 2012. EditFest NY is presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop).  Over the course of the weekend, EditFest NY will present some of the best known and highly regarded east coast film editors who turned out to mingle, mentor, and present.  Last year's event kicked off with an industry insider’s view of how to break into the editing business.  The panel was followed by an opening night gala, a wall-to-wall party where panelists from every EditFest NY panel mingled with rapt attendees.

Telling Better Stories - A Report from EditFest in New York

This past June 10-11 saw the audtitorium of Manhattan's Directors Guild Theatre full of eager students, editors and other creatives who attended the 2011 American Cinema Editor's (ACE EditFest New York.  Co-sponsored by digital training center Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the now-annual East Coast event is supported by the Motion Pictures Editors Guild, as well as post industry mainstays Avid, Adobe, AJA, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design and others. 

MEWShop Captures The Action of EditFest NY 2011 Via Signature Padumentaries Featuring Filmmaking's Finest

Interviews with the industry’s hottest editors and filmmakers – Malcolm Jamieson (Down to the Bone/Treme), David Zieff (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster), Ken Schretzmann (Toy Story 3), Andrew Weisblum (Black Swan) and more.

EditFest NY Returns to New York City June 10 - 11

EditFest NY, the east coast version of American Cinema Editor’s successful EditFest series, (launched in June 2009 at The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan) is returning June 10 - 11, 2011. EditFest NY is presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop).  Over the course of the weekend, EditFest NY will present some of the best known and highly regarded east coast film editors who turned out to mingle, mentor, and present. Last year's event kicked off with an industry insider’s view of how to break into the editing business.  The panel was followed by an opening night gala, a wall-to-wall party where panelists from every EditFest NY panel mingled with rapt attendees.  The second day of panels of editors from genres including television, documentary, comedy and feature films. 
 

Sensing The Right Rhythm - Editor's Guild Magazine

While the New York edition of EditFest - sponsored by American Cinema Editors-has whetted East Coaster's appetite for advanced training and talks with top edit talent, the fact that it unspools only once a year has left many wishing for more.

That wish can true on a cold evening in January with the launch of EditFest Shortcuts, a one-on-one screening and Q&A dedicated to explicating an experienced editor's career.  Author Bobbie O'Steen, well known for her interviews at both EditFest LA and EditFest NY, was in her element as she kicked off this debut session with Craig McKay, ACE.

Cutting Commentary - From The Guild

After opening remarks by Randy Roberts, ACE, President of American Cinema Editors, the DGA Theatre in New York took on a hushed tone as the second annual East Coast EditFest got underway June 11.  The reason was that the organization remembered on of it's own; Karen Schmeer, ACE.  Lucia Small, both a close friend and a client of Schmeer's editing skills, stood up to talk about the young editor whose life ended earlier this year from a tragic hit-and-run accident near her home in Manhattan.  

EditFest With Alan Heim - A Star Editor and His Work on Star 80

I just moderated my third panel for EditFest, and although this had only one panelist, it was enough for a feast, because that panelist was the very gifted and gracious Alan Heim. Alan chose to discuss and show clips from Star 80,director Bob Fosse’s final film, which was an unconventional decision. The film was vilified by the critics and audiences found the disturbing and sexually violent subject matter to be difficult viewing. Alan said, “I believe had it not been so well made, maybe it would have been unwatchable.” Fosse had this to say about the film: “The passion I had when I made it is no longer there, but I know it’s technically the best movie I’ve done. I felt completely in control of this story.”

EditFest - The New York Screenwriting Life

I met one of my professional heroes today -- film editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

She was a guest panelist at EditFest NY this weekend. The seminar took place at the Director's Guild of America in Manhattan.  What is EditFest? It's two days of information, education and networking with some of the best editors in the movie and television industry today.  It's presented by American Cinema Editors(ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop.

EDITFEST KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN NYC

“This year's EditFest hopes to bring the audience into the editing room for an insider’s view of what happens during the post process,” says Manhattan Edit Workshop founder Josh Apter. “What's special about any EditFest is the exposure it provides to the creativity behind such an important part of moviemaking. So few people actually get to learn the craft directly from experienced editors.”

Learn From the Best at EditFest NY

The 2010 EditFest NY, presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and the Manhattan Edit Workshop, will give editors and those interested in editing the chance to learn from some of the best editors currently in the business, including the editors of AvatarPrecious and the Pirates of the Caribbean series—all of whom will be on hand to talk about their process and interact with attendees. Festival organizer Josh Apter, of Manhattan Edit Workshop, answered some our questions about the highly-anticipated event, which takes place on June 11th and 12th, 2010.

EditFest NY Returns To New York City June 11-12

EditFest NY, the east coast version of American Cinema Editor’s successful EditFest series, (launched last June at The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan) is returning June 11-12, 2010.  EditFestNY is presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop).  Over the course of the weekend, EditFestNY will present some of the best known and highly regarded east coast film editors who turned out to mingle, mentor, and present.  Last year's event kicked off with an industry insider’s view of how to break into the editing business. 

Dates Announced For EditFest NY 2010

EditFest NY, the east coast version of American Cinema Editor’s successful EditFest series, launched last June at The Director’s Guild Theater inManhattan is returning June 11-12, 2010.  EditFestNY is presented by American Cinema Editors(ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop). Over the course of the weekend, EditFestNY will present some of the best known and highly regarded east coast film editors who turned out to mingle, mentor, and present.  Last year's event kicked off with an industry insider’s view of how to break into the editing business.  The panel was followed by an opening night gala, a wall-to-wall party where panelists from every EditFest NY panel mingled with rapt attendees. The second day of panels of editors from genres including television, documentary, comedy and feature films.

Cutting Comments from EditFest NY

Over a mid-June weekend at New York's DGA Theatre the American Cinema Editors (ACE) hosted EditFest co-sponsored with Editors Guild and Avid.  

EditFest NY Makes Its Dynamic Premiere in Manhattan

EditFest NY Makes Its Dynamic Premiere in Manhattan

American Cinema Editors and Manhattan Edit Workshop Present Vibrant Series of Panels and Workshops Aimed at Working and Aspiring Editors.

Moderating a Panel at EditFest NY

Moderating a Panel at EditFest NY

EditFest LA was launched with great success last year by ACE (American Cinema Editors) – the honorary guild for editors – and this year they decided to have EditFest NY on June 12th and 13th at the Directors Guild Theater. This was the first event of its kind: two incredible days of panel discussions where many of the most respected and well-known editors analyzed their work and careers for an eager audience of up-and-coming filmmakers.