Aspects of Editing

Aspects of Editing – Best Practices

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1612813321630{padding-bottom: 15px !important;background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1612811281521{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682899490{margin-right: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="28549" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1622480895848{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1622483408734{padding-top: 15px !important;}"]American Cinema Editors recently released a new version of its Best Practices Guidelines, aimed at editors who since the start of the pandemic have seen their editing rooms move to their homes. The guidelines include topics from technology and support needs to calculating expenses and managing time. Below is an excerpt from the document. The complete Guidelines can be obtained via ACE or online at americancinemaeditors.org INTRODUCTION Until 2020, a minority of professional editors and assistant editors were consistently working from home....

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Aspects of Editing 1st Qtr 2021

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592680641916{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682899490{margin-right: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="27003" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1606958556310{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 15px !important;border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;border-left-color: #000000 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #000000 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #000000 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #000000 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1613348733233{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;border-left-color: #1e73be !important;border-right-color: #1e73be !important;border-top-color: #1e73be !important;border-bottom-color: #1e73be !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}"]1st Quarter, 2021 ACE Board Message FEATURES ` Animation Showcase The Midnight Sky News of the World One Night in Miami Minari Mank Wonder Woman 1984 Nomadland EDITOR’S CUT ` ACE Board Message ACE Holiday Party STOCK FOOTAGE ` Aspects of Editing Tech Corner Cuts We Love BACK ISSUES[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Unscripted television has...

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Aspects of Editing – Stepping Stones

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592680641916{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1606960275305{margin-bottom: 20px !important;background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="26435" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682899490{margin-right: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text]The following is an excerpt from the memoir of Jason Rosenfield, ACE, Everything Has Meaning: Confessions of a Film Editor, Chapter 9, “Stepping Stones.” Rosenfield is a three-time Emmy® Award-winning film editor, producer, director and writer and member of the faculty of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. His credits range from Robert Altman’s Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean to Jordan Peele’s four-part series Lorena. This excerpt is reprinted with the permission of Rosenfield; a memoir publication...

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Aspects of Editing – Reflections of an ‘Alter Kocker’

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592680641916{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682503390{margin-right: 50px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="25934" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1596742967100{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column_text]At any ACE meeting 20 years ago, near the front of the meeting hall was a table of well-dressed white-haired editors engaged in spirited schmooze. We younger folks referred to them endearingly as the ‘alter kockers.’ Alter kockers is a Yiddish phrase literally meaning ‘old shits’; these fellows were anything but. The alter kockers were the most respected editors. They dressed for the part, wearing crisp white shirts and ties, some sporting three-piece suits. Many of these men served in the Army Signal Corps in World War II, or...

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Aspects of Editing

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592680641916{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682899490{margin-right: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="25396" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592681759763{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1592855742538{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"]“Unprecedented.” “In these uncertain times.” Can we all collectively agree we should stop using these terms as the tag lines for our present circumstances? I’m going to share what is perhaps an unpopular opinion – nothing about what we are experiencing right now is unprecedented. Unsure where your next gig is coming from? No idea how long your current finances will last until you do find work again? Or if you can live off unemployment? Or if you have enough union hours...

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