Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5

Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a one-hour movie, moved to LA, and has worked on five Sharknado movies, including the most recent, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. You know, your usual run-the-the-mill American Dream story. In Ana’s case, the journey also… Continue reading Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5

Power Dynamics Below the Line in Hollywood (and everywhere else)

If you’re anywhere near Hollywood this week, you’ve got a hot take on Harvey Weinstein. I’ve only been here a few years, exclusively “below the line”, and I heard all the rumors too. I dreaded ever having even secondhand contact with the man and his company: a powerful star maker with the ability to squash any… Continue reading Power Dynamics Below the Line in Hollywood (and everywhere else)

Growing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next Generation

Sabrina Cruz’s first video on YouTube was a review of a cookie. It was eleven minutes long. To be fair, she was twelve years old. Since then, things have only improved. Sabrina is now one of the most visible YouTubers in the online creator space with over 160,000 subscribers and 10 million views on her… Continue reading Growing Up on YouTube: Video Production, The Next Generation

Women are tired and I’m watching them leave post production

July 2018 edit: It’s been about a year since I originally wrote this, and it’s sparked endless conversations about paper cuts and microaggressions in the post production industry, and even a session with the Diversity Steering Committee at the Motion Picture Editors Guild last fall. This isn’t a problem that’s going away anytime soon, but… Continue reading Women are tired and I’m watching them leave post production

Come to my Gender Equality Panel at NAB 2015!

I just realized I haven’t formally invited the entire internet to a panel I’m putting together at this year’s NAB Show. After reading my Sexism in Post article, Adobe reached out to see how they could help the visibility of women in the industry. Long story short, I’ve been working on this for the last… Continue reading Come to my Gender Equality Panel at NAB 2015!

Support Women & Minorities in Production and Post at NAB – Expanded Focus Meet-Up

A few weeks ago, Megan McGough (post supervisor for PBS Frontline and all around rad lady) emailed me about the prospect of putting together a meet-up for women at NAB this year. I’d been pondering the idea myself, so we decided to combine forces and see what we could do. Thanks to some assistance by… Continue reading Support Women & Minorities in Production and Post at NAB – Expanded Focus Meet-Up