Dispatches from PyeongChang: Preparing to Edit the Olympics (Part 2)

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: Preparing to Edit the Olympics (Part 2)

Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1)

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. Between pre-cut packages and live footage and montages put together with moments that had happened seconds ago, I couldn’t fathom what went… Continue reading Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1)

Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on “The Game Changers”

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made — and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a “below-the-line” crew of anywhere… Continue reading Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on “The Game Changers”

Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on ‘Half the Picture’

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made — and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a “below-the-line” crew of anywhere… Continue reading Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on ‘Half the Picture’

Sundance Impressions: Main Street, Friends, and Lizzie

Boarding my flight from LA, I knew I was in for an interesting trip when half the people around me were already wearing snow boots and hats. It was a chilly morning by Southern California standards, but my sweaty self was regretting even wearing a long sleeved shirt. (I really enjoy visiting cold places because… Continue reading Sundance Impressions: Main Street, Friends, and Lizzie

Searching: Creating Cinematic Drama From Small Screen Trauma

On the feature film Searching, editors Nick Johnson and Will Merrick were tasked with some hefty new challenges: a film shot almost entirely on GoPro (with a little dash of iPhone and MiniDV) requiring thousands of layers of continuously rasterizing vector files — which takes place entirely on computer screens, in application windows that were… Continue reading Searching: Creating Cinematic Drama From Small Screen Trauma

Being a Post PA on a Sundance Indie Feature

Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made — and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge, a “below-the-line” crew of anywhere… Continue reading Being a Post PA on a Sundance Indie Feature

2017: Year in Pictures

Sometimes I get to the end of the year and feel I haven’t accomplished enough. When I review my Camera Roll, I realize why I’m so tired. 2017 was an exhausting year for a lot of reasons. But so many good things happened, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.