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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

December 2, 2021 | By
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announced that it will honor Ron Howard with its annual Filmmaker Award. The Academy Award-winning director and producer is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past four decades including the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13, and the hit comedies... »

Craft Spotlight: Belfast Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle on Kenneth Branagh’s Loving Tribute to Northern Ireland

November 11, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>Belfast</em> Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle on Kenneth Branagh’s Loving Tribute to Northern Ireland

A young boy discovers life in Belfast, Kenneth Branagh‘s tribute to his turbulent hometown. Set in the late 1960s, the Focus Features film explores a blue-collar neighborhood torn apart by religious sectarianism. Through Buddy’s eyes (played by Jude Hill), Branagh explores a world of play, school, church, theater, music, and family. This is the... »

Doc Multi-Hyphenate Lewis Rapkin on Level Playing Field, Citizen Ashe, Twyla Moves

November 9, 2021 | By
Doc Multi-Hyphenate Lewis Rapkin on <em>Level Playing Field</em>, <em>Citizen Ashe</em>, <em>Twyla Moves</em>

Lewis Rapkin is the very definition of a multi-hyphenate. He produced, directed and edited Live From Tokyo (2010), a documentary that explored the independent/underground music scene, and directed, edited. In 2018, he directed and composed the score for the documentary short Automatic on the Road, which tracks a literary A.I. robot as it attempts to write its version... »

The Morning Show Editor Sidney Wolinsky Solves The Scene One Cut at A Time

November 8, 2021 | By
<em>The Morning Show</em> Editor Sidney Wolinsky Solves The Scene One Cut at A Time

The scene takes place in Times Square where Apple TV+’s The Morning Show anchors, portrayed by Reese Witherspoon and  Hasan Minhaj, are poised to ring in the new year on live television. Cut to  Sidney Wolinsky, ACE, meeting the challenge to splice together all the right moves, so that the scene seamlessly comes across... »

Dune Editor Joe Walker on Creating the Film’s Most Exciting Moments

November 5, 2021 | By
<em>Dune</em> Editor Joe Walker on Creating the Film’s Most Exciting Moments

Adapted from Frank Herbert‘s science-fiction novel, Dune sets in motion an intergalactic war that will determine the fates of several planets. Featuring an all-star cast, the movie has dominated box-offices to the extent that a sequel has already been announced. Director and co-writer Denis Villenueve first worked with editor Joe Walker on the 2015... »

CODA Editor Geraud Brisson Cuts Siân Heder’s Sundance-Winning Coming-of-Age Tale 

November 4, 2021 | By
<em>CODA</em> Editor Geraud Brisson Cuts Siân Heder’s Sundance-Winning Coming-of-Age Tale 

Siân Heder’s CODA — an acronym for “Child of Deaf Adults” —  based on 2014 French film La Famille Bélier, tells the story of Ruby (Emilia Jones). She is the only hearing person in her family and plans to join her family’s fishing business after high school. However, these plans change when she joins... »

Sight, Sound & Story: Live Takes Look Behind Passing

November 4, 2021 | By
<em>Sight, Sound & Story: Live</em> Takes Look Behind <em>Passing</em>

Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly online event series continues on November 11th behind the look of Netflix’s spectacular new film Passing with Cinematographer Edu Grau, ASC, and Colorist Roman Hankewycz with Moderator & Colorist Patrick Inhofer. As per the description: Inside Episode XVI: In this panel, Cinematographer Edu Grau, ASC,... »

Muppets Haunted Mansion Editor Alexandra Amick On Balancing Suspense with Comedic Muppet Shenanigans

October 28, 2021 | By
<em>Muppets Haunted Mansion</em> Editor Alexandra Amick On Balancing Suspense with Comedic Muppet Shenanigans

With the Halloween movie season comes a variety of different things for people both young and old to watch to get into the spooky spirit. While many focus on horror films that will raise the hairs on the back of the neck, room should always be made for zany childlike fare. And, this Halloween... »

No Time to Die Editors Elliot Graham and Tom Cross on Daniel Craig’s Final Bond Movie

October 12, 2021 | By
<em>No Time to Die</em> Editors Elliot Graham and Tom Cross on Daniel Craig’s Final Bond Movie

Theater attendance around the world has surged since the opening of the fifth and final James Bond film, No Time to Die. Produced by Michael G. Wilson, p.g.a., and Barbara Broccoli, p.g.a., directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and starring Daniel Craig, the movie finds Bond confronting his past while battling a conspiracy that threatens... »

Crafts Spotlight: RBG and Julia Editor Carla Gutierrez on Latinas Behind the Scenes In Film

October 11, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: <em>RBG</em> and <em>Julia</em> Editor Carla Gutierrez on Latinas Behind the Scenes In Film

RBG, the 2018 award-winning documentary about the life of only the second woman ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court was a testament to the important influence of women in our society in more ways than one. Not only was the film’s focus—the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—a pioneer with her own life... »