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ACE’s 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists Celebrates Oscar Nominated Film Editors

April 26, 2021 08:16 | By
Invisible Art

(From top- left to right) Yorgos Lamprinos, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Frédéric Thoraval, Moderator Alan Heim, ACE, Alan Baumgarten, ACE and Chloé Zhao (Photo by Peter Zakhary / Tilt Photo)

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 ZhaoYorgos 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.