Light From Light: Editor Courtney Ware on Returning to Sundance

Editor/Director Courtney Ware got her start in the industry as a PA, quickly working her way up to producer before her 21st birthday. After her directorial debut on Sunny in the Dark, she realized a pivot away from producing and into storytelling was in her future, and she got started on being an editor in… Continue reading Light From Light: Editor Courtney Ware on Returning to Sundance

Cutting Honey Boy: Mónica Salazar on Editing The Sundance Hit

One of the most anticipated films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (according to Indiewire and MTV, among others), Honey Boy is a semi-autobiographical story penned by actor Shia LaBeouf that spans a decade in the life of a child actor. It’s also the first feature film cut by editor Mónica Salazar, a Mexican immigrant… Continue reading Cutting Honey Boy: Mónica Salazar on Editing The Sundance Hit

2018 in Review

Just like years past, I get to the end of a year – an arbitrary but useful line – and simultaneously feel like I haven’t done enough and I just got done running a marathon. Then I look back at the photos I captured during the year of moments I felt were important, and I… Continue reading 2018 in Review

Finding a Place in LA’s Post Industry: Emerging Editor Kelsey Myers

Note: This blog was written by Kelsey Myers, one of two recipients to be sent by Blue Collar Post Collective to ACE EditFest LA, an annual celebration of the craft of editing hosted at Disney by the American Cinema Editors. Blue Collar Post Collective’s Professional Development Accessibility Program identifies lower income emerging talent in post… Continue reading Finding a Place in LA’s Post Industry: Emerging Editor Kelsey Myers

Editing Marvel’s Black Panther: Debbie Berman ACE

Debbie Berman, ACE, took a path to Hollywood blockbusters that wound through three countries over two decades and included South Africa’s first reality TV breakthrough Big Brother: South Africa, indie hit The Final Girls, 2017’s biggest grossing superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now the box-office-record-breaking Black Panther, co-edited by Michael P. Shawver. Debbie Berman, ACE… Continue reading Editing Marvel’s Black Panther: Debbie Berman ACE

An Emerging Editor’s First Trip to New York: Sight, Sound, and Story Recap

Note: This blog was written by Brandon Marchionda, one of two recipients to be sent by Blue Collar Post Collective to New York City and Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound, and Story” educational event which highlights the life and work of top editors working in the industry today. Blue Collar Post Collective’s Professional Development Accessibility… Continue reading An Emerging Editor’s First Trip to New York: Sight, Sound, and Story Recap

Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 5)

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic… Continue reading Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 5)

Dispatches from PyeongChang: The Edit Infrastructure of the Olympics (Part 4)

Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for NBC in his second Olympic… Continue reading Dispatches from PyeongChang: The Edit Infrastructure of the Olympics (Part 4)