Letter From Editor

Letter From the Editor – 2nd Qtr 2019

  [vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1546978891297{padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1546978755013{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1559605503567{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;}"]` 2nd Qtr, 2019 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1559606970950{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="21618" 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_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]There’s a cool, early-morning breeze off the ocean carrying with it the aroma of woodsmoke and orange blossoms. I’m with CinemaEditor magazine Editor in Chief Edgar Burcksen, ACE, who has just finished a 25-mile ride down the coast on his Cannondale Supersix bike with Velo Club LaGrange. We’re sitting outside Peet’s Coffee on 14th and Montana in Santa Monica. “I love California. When I left Amsterdam, I came first to...

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Letter From the Editor

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1546978891297{padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1546978755013{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1554946066833{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;}"]` 1st Qtr, 2019 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1555192708650{background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="13070" 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_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]ACRONYMS Honorary societies in the motion picture industry such as American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Casting Society of America (CSA) and, of course, ACE are mostly known to the public by the acronym that they allow their members to carry after their name. Just like M.D. or Ph.D., these acronyms reflect experience and professionalism. Films and TV series earn a badge of distinction when they...

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Letter From the Editor 4th Qtr, 18

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1521515563752{padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7231" img_size="full" alignment="center" 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_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1544133308312{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"] Nonlinear Casualties [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As I was preparing an advanced editing course I was invited to teach in Beijing, I stumbled upon a documentary called The Editdroid, Rise and Fall, for which I was interviewed about 12 years ago. The Editdroid, dreamed up by George Lucas, was the first nonlinear editing device using a battery of eight laser-disc players; while one was playing a shot, the others were lining up the next shots. In the early ‘90s I edited about half of the episodes of the Young Indiana Jones TV series on it before Lucas...

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Letter from the Editor 2nd Qtr-2018

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1521515563752{padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7231" img_size="full" alignment="center" 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_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1527536714464{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"] EDITORS WITHOUT BORDERS [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]It is one of ACE’s main goals to propagate, inform and educate the moviemaker and society in general with events such as the Eddie Awards, Invisible Art/Visible Artists, EditFest and, of course, CinemaEditor. Next up is EditFest London, which takes place June 30 at BFI Southbank. The day will feature several editor panels including such talent as Una Ni Dhonghaile; Andrew J. McClelland; Eddie Hamilton, ACE; John Venzon, ACE; and Martin Walsh, ACE; as well as a featured conversation with Chris Lebenzon, ACE. Another ACE initiative that has truly transcended international...

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Letter From the Editor 1st Qtr 2018

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1521515563752{padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7231" img_size="full" alignment="center" 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_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1521516777099{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"] DISCOVERING EXCELLENCE   With the annual ACE Eddie Awards behind us, we always explore what can be improved and how we need to evolve with the changing way content now comes to us – in terms of how it affects our awards ceremony and also the many others during awards season. Because it is not only the financial and economic bottom line and the amount of viewers that select winners but there are also aspirational, artistic and inspirational considerations that play an important role determining what will, needs to be or should be awarded....

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