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…
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 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.
Touted as the first seminar of its kind about the art and technique of film editing, EditFest NY returns to Manhattan on June 12 to bring aspiring moviemakers together with some of the most sought-after editors in the biz. Presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop and American Cinema Editors, the weekend event offers attendees Q&A sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities at an opening night gala reception.