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Bullet Train Editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir on Balancing All the Storylines and Giving Each Character Time to Shine

August 5, 2022 | By
<i>Bullet Train</i> Editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir on Balancing All the Storylines and Giving Each Character Time to Shine

Bullet Train marks the fourth collaboration between Editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir and Director David Leitch, who actually waited for Ronaldsdóttir to finish working on Shang-Chi rather than hire another editor, which speaks to their relationship and the level of respect he has for her. Based on a book by Kotaro Isaka, the film stars Brad... »

Insecure Editor Nena Erb on Saying Goodbye to a Special Show, Below-the-Line Representation, and Competing With TV’s Titans

July 22, 2022 | By
<i>Insecure</i> Editor Nena Erb on Saying Goodbye to a Special Show, Below-the-Line Representation, and Competing With TV’s Titans

Insecure aired its fifth and final season late last year, bringing the story of its protagonist, Issa Dee, played by Issa Rae, to a close. Throughout its run, the Emmy-winning HBO comedy series has gotten creative with how it interacts with its audience, specifically the way its main character speaks to another version of... »

John Michael McDonagh and Producer/Editor Elizabeth Eves on the Challenge of Making The Forgiven in the Sahara During a Pandemic

July 1, 2022 | By
John Michael McDonagh and Producer/Editor Elizabeth Eves on the Challenge of Making <i>The Forgiven</i> in the Sahara During a Pandemic

John Michael McDonagh came onto the scene with the one-two punch of The Guard in 2011 and Calvary in 2014, both of which were character-driven crime dramas set in the Irish filmmaker’s homeland that starred Brendan Gleeson. 2016’s War on Everyone was a very different kind of movie, a buddy crime-comedy starring Alexander Skarsgård... »

The Beatles: Get Back Editor Jabez Olssen on Cutting the Band’s Improvised Gems, Syncing Old Audio, and Working With Peter Jackson

May 26, 2022 | By
<i>The Beatles: Get Back</i> Editor Jabez Olssen on Cutting the Band’s Improvised Gems, Syncing Old Audio, and Working With Peter Jackson

For The Beatles: Get Back, which is one of the most ambitious documentaries in recent years, Peter Jackson‘s longtime editor Jabez Olssen had to sift through nearly 200 hours of archival video footage and audio. At one point, the documentary was planned for a theatrical release, but because of the pandemic, Jackson and his producing partners made the call... »

Qvest Unveils New Remote Editing Solution for Professional Online-Based Video Editing

May 12, 2022 | By
Qvest Unveils New Remote Editing Solution for Professional Online-Based Video Editing

Qvest has announced a new remote editing solution tailored to the current needs of broadcasters, publishers, network agencies, and post-production specialists. The basis for it is the qibb integration platform by Techtriq, which enables professional media workflows in the cloud, resulting in limitless collaboration and greater efficiency. Qvest’s cloud-native editing solution enables media professionals to edit... »

Everything Everywhere All at Once Editor Paul Rogers on the Importance of Experimentation

April 28, 2022 | By
<i>Everything Everywhere All at Once</i> Editor Paul Rogers on the Importance of Experimentation

Continuing our coverage of Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once, the absurdist sci-fi action comedy starring Michelle Yeoh that has been doing impressive business at the box office despite one of the oddest premises of any movie to hit theaters this year.  The intricate concept for the film thrusts Yeoh’s Evelyn Wang (and the rest of her... »

Bel-Air Pilot Editor Jennifer Barbot on Setting the Tone for Will Smith’s Peacock Series

April 18, 2022 | By
<i>Bel-Air</i> Pilot Editor Jennifer Barbot on Setting the Tone for Will Smith’s Peacock Series

We recently spoke to Corey Kaplan, the production designer behind Season 1 of the new Peacock series Bel-Air. This week, we chat with Jennifer Barbot, who edited the Bel-Air pilot and has worked on shows as varied as The Man in the High Castle, Ugly Betty, and Revenge. Bel-Air stars Jabari Banks as Will Smith, a well-meaning... »

The Outfit: Dick Pope, Gemma Jackson and William Goldenberg on Making the Mark Rylance Movie

March 17, 2022 | By
<i>The Outfit</i>: Dick Pope, Gemma Jackson and William Goldenberg on Making the Mark Rylance Movie

A fashionable men’s clothing store hides deadly secrets in The Outfit, a new thriller from Focus Features that opens exclusively in theaters on March 18. The film marks the directing debut of novelist/screenwriter Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) and stars Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) as Leonard Burling, who prides himself in... »

The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

March 11, 2022 | By
The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

The Batman and Scream were my two most anticipated movies of the year, and with the former currently playing in theaters and the latter now available On Demand, it’s time to turn our attention to my other Most Anticipated Movies of the Year, albeit with a below-the-line twist this time around. Rather than simply... »

The Power of the Dog Editor Peter Sciberras on Dailies, Pandemic Curveballs, and the Academy’s “Disappointing” Decision

March 10, 2022 | By
<i>The Power of the Dog</i> Editor Peter Sciberras on Dailies, Pandemic Curveballs, and the Academy’s “Disappointing” Decision

When film editor Peter Sciberras first heard that Jane Campion wanted to meet with him to discuss a film titled The Power of the Dog, he wasn’t familiar with the source material. A quick Google search yielded the Don Winslow book of the same name, which led him to initially think that Campion was making a cartel... »