The Art of Being Industrious: Dody Dorn ACE on Cutting Fury

I talked to editor Dody Dorn on cutting Fury for David Ayers: Film editor Dody Dorn, ACE, is best known for her work on films like Memento, Kingdom of Heaven, and End of Watch, collaborating with such directors as Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, and David Ayer. Her latest film directed by Ayer, Fury, involved 16… Continue reading The Art of Being Industrious: Dody Dorn ACE on Cutting Fury

Unbroken: William Goldenberg & Tim Squyres on Editing Angelina Jolie’s War Drama

I interviewed William Goldenberg and Tim Squyres about editing Unbroken. “I don’t think anybody can edit a film to be the best it can be by themselves,” editor Tim Squyres, ACE, told me when I asked him about his first time as co-editor. “You need to push each other and try other things and react… Continue reading Unbroken: William Goldenberg & Tim Squyres on Editing Angelina Jolie’s War Drama

Are Software Certifications a Complete Waste of Time?

Read this post at Creative COW >> Occasionally I’ll find myself in a discussion about FCP or Avid or Adobe certifications, typically on Twitter because where else do I ever talk to anyone? Usually a younger editor is asking about a specific certification, and a dozen industry vets jump in and go on and on… Continue reading Are Software Certifications a Complete Waste of Time?

Musings on Assaulting Overweight Women – My First Feature (The Impersonators)

This is an on-going post-production diary I’m keeping while I cut my first feature film, The Impersonators, an indie comedy. To my delight, this year has been filled with many opportunities to get advice and tips on editing from some of the top editors in the world. Between NAB, Editfest, and the weekly Twitter chat… Continue reading Musings on Assaulting Overweight Women – My First Feature (The Impersonators)