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Director Series: Feras Fayyad Fights for Last Men In Aleppo

January 12, 2018 | By
Director Series: Feras Fayyad Fights for <em>Last Men In Aleppo</em>

In 2013, during the siege of Aleppo by the Assad regime, director Feras Fayyad started shooting on his own, following the White Helmets, the volunteer first responders who organized to protect their neighborhoods and save the civilian lives impacted by Russian bombs. He wanted to learn why people remained in their homes despite the... »

Contender: Editor Kevin Tent Downsizing

January 12, 2018 | By
Contender: Editor Kevin Tent <em>Downsizing</em>

      In the social satire, Downsizing, an everyman  (Matt Damon) shrinks himself down to five inches in height so he can live a life of wealth and splendor, but instead discovers the true value in human relationships. Although this film was more visual effects heavy than the usual Alexander Payne film–and a... »

Contender: Editor Valerio Bonelli – Darkest Hour

January 5, 2018 | By
Contender: Editor Valerio Bonelli – Darkest Hour

Editor Valerio Bonelli read the script for Darkest Hour in early 2016 when he was doing another project with director Joe Wright. “At first I thought, ‘Why is Joe making a film about Churchill? There have been so many stories about Churchill,’” shared Bonelli. “Then I read the script and realized it wasn’t really just... »

ACE Eddie Award Nominations 2018

January 3, 2018 | By
ACE Eddie Award Nominations  2018

Nominations BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): Blade Runner 2049 Joe Walker, ACE ` Dunkirk Lee Smith, ACE ` Molly’s Game Alan Baumgarten, ACE, Josh Schaeffer & Elliot Graham, ACE ` The Post Michael Kahn, ACE & Sarah Broshar ` The Shape of Water Sidney Wolinsky, ACE ` BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY): Baby Driver... »

Contenders: Editors William Goldenberg and Harry Yoon – Detroit

January 2, 2018 | By
Contenders: Editors William Goldenberg and Harry Yoon – <em>Detroit</em>

  Kathryn Bigelow’s brutally visceral drama, Detroit, set amid the chaos of 1967 Detroit race riots, depicts the terrifying true event in which a group of rogue police officers murder three black men and viciously beat another nine people. The project came to Bigelow around the time of the Ferguson unrest and became a... »

Sight, Sound & Story’s Fifth Annual Event Sells Out For Second Year in a Row

July 7, 2017 | By
Sight, Sound & Story’s Fifth Annual Event Sells Out For Second Year in a Row

On June 10, 2017, Sight, Sound and Story celebrated their fifth annual Post Production Summit at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Over 300 filmmakers, editors and post-production professionals gathered for a full day of panels focused on the art of post-production. This year’s panels included “Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films,” “Cinematic 360/VR Panel: 360... »

New Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro

June 20, 2017 | By
New Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro

Pond5 has announced the availability of the Pond5 Add-on for Adobe Premiere Pro, a free plug-in available through the Adobe Premiere extension panel that makes millions of royalty-free HD and 4K video, as well as music and sound effects, immediately accessible from directly within the NLE. “When we designed the Pond5 add-on for Adobe Premiere... »

Gregory Plotkin, Editor of Get Out

April 23, 2017 | By
Gregory Plotkin, Editor of <em>Get Out</em>

Why does the word “horror” movie have a stigma attached to it and what is truly scary in the modern age? Is the horror genre classified as subpar because the movies were originally low budget and could be made quickly, under the aegis of the prolific, but largely unsung Roger Corman, who gave Francis... »

MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

April 11, 2017 | By
MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

On Saturday night the Motion Picture Editors Guild awarded their Fellowship and Service Award to Lillian E. Benson, who is the first African-American female member of the American Cinema Editors, an honorary editing society, and a member of their board of directors at a gala dinner event at the Sheraton Universal Hotel that illustrated... »

Creative Marketing Company Nutmeg Promotes Drew Hankins to Editor

March 24, 2017 | By
Creative Marketing Company Nutmeg Promotes Drew Hankins to Editor

Nutmeg, a company that specializes in creative marketing and content-development, has announced the promotion of Drew Hankins to editor. Hankins began his career as a production assistant and has served as assistant editor at Nutmeg since 2011. In that role, he supported producers, cut spots and prepared files for various platforms—TV, web, social media... »

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