The Editors’ Lounge, now into its thirteenth year, will be hosting a summer kick-off celebration on Friday, June 24 with an open house at AlphaDogs post production. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask the staff questions about post-production, take a tour of the facility while mingling and chatting with peers. The celebration will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., #200 Burbank, CA beginning a 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food will be provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge.
Created by president and founder of AlphaDogs, Terence Curren, the Editors’ Lounge hosted their first event in 2003 with a small group of just eight film and television editors in attendance. Since then, it has grown to one of the largest networking and educational forums in the post-production industry. Providing a safe and supportive environment, the Editors’ Lounge has now become a forum where technology meets creativity. Both industry veterans and those wanting to break into the field come together to learn about the latest technology while collaborating with some of the best creative minds in the business on the art and craft of editing. Curren commented, “We provide an informal and fun environment where people can feel comfortable to share creative ideas, learn about new technologies, and have their questions answered objectively. Whether you are an editor, filmmaker or producer, it’s important to understand the post-production process and tools that are available no matter what capacity you work in when it comes to theatrical, television and online media.”
The Editors’ Lounge brings in leading experts in the field of post-production on a monthly basis to introduce new technology in a casual setting that allows for hands-on learning. Companies who have presented at the Editors’ Lounge over the years include; Avid, Apple, Adobe, Sony, and Blackmagic Design, just to name a few. Attendees get the opportunity to see the latest hardware and software and get expert answers to their questions.
As new technologies continue to transform at such a rapid pace, it is becoming increasingly important that the creative aspect of editing does not get lost into an abyss of software and machines. In 2004 the Editors’ Lounge began hosting their panel discussion installments that examine relevant trends within the film and television industry. Curren explained, “It’s easy to get buried in the technical aspects of post-production, particularly with the codecs changing on a constant basis and workflows being different from one project to the next. Keeping up with all of this can become very overwhelming and a full-time job in itself.” Curren continued, “The Editors’ Lounge educational panels focus on the creative element that’s crucial when it comes to good story telling. The real art of editing requires creativity and craft. Anyone can learn new technology, but it takes a true artist to be a great editor.” Past Editors’ Lounge panelists have included editors like Mark Goldblatt, Andrew Seklir, Billy Weber, Glenn Morgan, Derek McCants, Richard Halsey and Steve Cohen, alongside such industry experts as Lucas Wilson, Mark Raudonis, Michael Bravin, and Debra Kaufman. Topics ranging from “The Business Side of Editing”, “You’ve Landed An Editing Gig, Now What?” “Editor & Assistant Editor Relationships” and “Channeling The Muse,” to the eagerly anticipated “Annual Pre-NAB Discussion.” 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.