Although the 93rd Academy Awards are over and done, the American Cinema Editors‘ (ACE) 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists panel, showcasing all five Oscar-nominated Film Editors, took place virtually this past weekend with all five nominated editors on hand to talk about their craft.
Nomadland Editor (and Oscar-winning Director) Chloé Zhao, Yorgos Lamprinos (The Father), Frédéric Thoraval (Promising Young Woman), Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (Sound of Metal) and previous Oscar-winner Alan Baumgarten, ACE (The Trial of the Chicago 7) joined moderator Alan Heim, ACE for the panel.
The nominees covered a wide range of topics, including how they approached the material, their decision-making process in the edit bay, collaborating with the film’s director, work styles, adapting to pandemic-style editing and many other topics during this hour-long celebration of the essential art of film editing.
In past years, this event took place at the Egyptian Theatre, but due to the COVID pandemic, it shifted to a virtual panel sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Adobe, Avid, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, NABShow, American Cinematheque, Cinema Editor Magazine and CineMontage.