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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.
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.
On a chilly evening this past Februrary, the Motion Picture Editors Guild and training center Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEW) present an evening with noted independent film editor Curtiss Clayton.