The Editors’ Lounge panel series will return on Oct. 24 with a discussion on The Business Of Editing. This informative discussion by a panel of editors will offer new ways of approaching the business side of editing without losing the creative aspect of the craft. Brought to you by AlphaDogs Post Production, the event will be held at Key Code Media in Burbank, Calif.
The career of a professional editor has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years. Staying up to date with the exponential changes in digital technology, working with diminishing budgets and keeping up with the expectations of ever-changing audiences with short attention spans are just a few of the many challenges editors now have to contend with. Additionally, the abundance of affordable editing software now available on the market combined with a lack of knowledge on the importance of what a professional editor actually does often gives the impression that anyone can now be an editor. A significant part of the job-seeking venture now includes educating clients on the numerous advantages of hiring a professional editor for their project. Promoting the reasons why editing style is crucial in the structure and form of the storytelling process is another detail of landing a job.
Moderated by journalist Debra Kaufman, the panel is comprised of film and television editors that include Richard Halsey (Rocky, Edward Scissorhands), Tina Hirsch (Gremlins, Dante’s Peak), Norman Hollyn (Heathers, Wild Palms) and Glenn Morgan (Project Runway, Under The Gunn, RoboCop 2).
Founder and president of AlphaDogs, Terence Curren explained, “It’s now more important then ever for professional editors to stay educated on the latest trends in technology in an extremely competitive job market. Our monthly Editors’ Lounge interactive classroom style seminars give editors a chance to ask questions and learn how to use the latest software and pertinent tools currently available. Furthermore, our panel discussion series brings together experts in the field of entertainment and postproduction for in-depth discussions on relevant topics pertaining to the business. The panel discussions give attendees an opportunity to learn about techniques that have proven successful for some of the most respected television and film editors in Hollywood.”