EditFest

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 (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.

Inside the World of the Pixar Editor: Ken Schretzmann of Toy Story 3 Discusses the Craft - Moviemaker Magazine

The accomplishments of an editor can be both mysterious and underappreciated, and nowhere is this more evident than among the editors at Pixar Studios. I discovered their special role in the animation process when I visited Ken Schretzmann at Pixar shortly after he won an Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film in Animation for Toy Story 3. He then became the focus of my panel at EditFest NY; and after all our discussions I now realize how fully Pixar uses the editor’s talents, one of many brilliant strategies that has led to the studio’s extraordinary success.

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. 

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. 
 

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 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.

Panelists and Participants for EditFest NY

EditFest NY is presented in cooperation with ACE, the honorary society of motion picture and television editors. A number of the most honored editors have confirmed their participation, and more are expected.

EditFest NY Sponsorship Opportunities

EditFest NY Sponsorship Opportunities

EditFest NY - coming June 12th & 13th - is an unique educational and networking event that brings the most sought-after editors straight from the cutting room directly to the audience. Presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), EditFest NY will deliver vital insight into the role and process of the editor as a critical part of any creative team