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.
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, 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.
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.