Filmmaker U Announces New Class on Documentary Film Editing with Oscar-nominated and Multiple Emmy-winning Director/Editor Sam Pollard

Sep 27, 2021

Filmmaker U (www.filmmakeru.com), the online education series that brings the best in the industry to aspiring filmmakers, announced today that acclaimed Director/Editor Sam Pollard will teach a course in Documentary film editing. Oscar-nominated and multiple Emmy-winning documentary Director/Editor Sam Pollard ("Four Little Girls," "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," "Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me"), will...

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Meet the Emmy-nominated Editor Melissa McCoy, ACE and Emmy-winning Editor AJ Catoline, ACE, of "Ted Lasso"!

Sep 17, 2021

Last month we spoke with  Emmy-nominated Editor Melissa McCoy, ACE, and Emmy-winning Editor A.J. Catoline, ACE of the smash hit "Ted Lasso."   Go behind the scenes with these super talented editors!

Melissa McCoy, ACE, first fell in love with filmmaking, and editing specifically, while a student at Western Michigan University. She then made her way to California and earned a Master’s in Editing from Chapman...

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The Importance of Narrative Ellipsis For Editors

Jun 08, 2020

Written By Parker Mott | Twitter: @parkermott

 

Martin Scorsese famously said, “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out”. However, narrative ellipsis- the subject of this article- primarily concerns “what’s out”. What filmmakers and editors choose to leave out of their film is equally as important as what they choose to keep. Actually, it may even be more important....

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Netflix's The Crown's Assistant Editor Siân Fever discusses her approach

May 27, 2020
 

 

 

During the COVID 19 quarantine, we, at Filmmaker U, decided to launch a weekly live chat series.  This series will bring in experts from the industry to discuss their work and to answer people's questions. To take part in upcoming events, join us on Facebook Live or Youtube Live Fridays at 2 PM EST | 11 AM PST.

 The Crown

Netflix’s The Crown focuses on the life of Queen Elizabeth, each season covering a new...

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The Most Challenging Scene to Edit in Parasite: An Interview With Oscar Jinmo Yang

Feb 04, 2020

 

 

Jinmo Yang has been editing for ten years, and in that time he's established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of film editing. He's become South Korea's premiere editor, working on some of the most internationally successful films coming out of that industry. Yang's work includes the phenomenal Train to Busan, Okja, and of course Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, for which he is nominated for the Editing Oscar.

His...

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What a Master Editor Expects From His Assistants

Jul 30, 2019

 

 

One of the best ways to become a film editor is the traditional route of working your way up through the assistant ranks. Roles as an assistant under the tutelage of a master editor are highly coveted, so what are the editors who have achieved success looking for in young assistants? Brian Kates, ACE, Emmy award-winning editor for Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, took a break from shooting his masters class with us to reveal what he...

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The Films That Inspired a Master Editor

Jul 03, 2019

 

 

Becoming the best editor requires work, knowledge of your tools, experience dealing with others, and hours upon hours of editing. It also requires knowledge of film history, techniques, and tricks, and necessitates having a cinephile knowledge of films. Brian Kates, ACE, Emmy award-winning editor for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and go-to editor for renowned filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell sat down with us during a break in...

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