One in Eight Million

March 1, 2013

Sixty-five years after the semi-documentary film The Naked City (1948) premiered in March 1948, it still reveals much about New York City that has not changed. […]

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’

March 1, 2013

If I had been asked 20 years ago whether a glass of rippling water would become one of the most iconic and recognizable images in cinematic history, I probably would’ve said, “No way.” But then again, I guess that’s not really a question you would ask an eight- year-old. […]

Animation Nation: A Quintet of Editors Reveal Just What It Is They Do

March 1, 2013

The job of the animation editor is often a misunderstood one. “Animation editors are still an enigma throughout the industry and even within the ranks of fellow editors,” claims Darren T. Holmes, A.C.E. (How to Train Your Dragon, 2010; Ratatouille, 2007). “I take every opportunity to inform and enlighten anyone who will listen.” […]

John Roesch: MPSE 2013 Career Achievement Award

March 1, 2013

The first Foley artist to receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) Career Achievement Award, Foley artist John Roesch has contributed to over 400 movies in the last four decades, including — to name a very few — Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Back to the Future (1985), Unforgiven (1992), The Matrix (1999) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), the latter for which he received two MPSE Golden Reel Awards nominations as part of the film’s sound editing team. He was presented the award acknowledging his career accomplishments at the MPSE’s 60th annual Golden Reel Awards on February 17.
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Larry Silk: ACE 2013 Career Achievement Award Honoree

March 1, 2013

Lawrence Silk, A.C.E., links his interest in documentaries to an early social consciousness, derived in part from his parents. As a teenager, Silk’s father had guided Eugene Debs through factories near Pittsburgh and, when they moved from Detroit to New York’s Washington Heights, Silk was well aware of the plight of the German Jewish refugees from the war, who were his classmates. […]

Richard Marks: ACE 2013 Career Achievement Award Honoree

March 1, 2013

Not long ago, Richard Marks, A.C.E., sat down and began watching his old movies — not just his best-known movies or his personal favorites, but all of them. The four-time Academy Award- and ACE Eddie Award-nominated editor says it was “a strange experience” to be reminded of the tens of thousands of decisions — large and small — that he made in the cutting rooms of such films as Apocalypse Now (1979), Pennies from Heaven (1981), Terms of Endearment (1983) and As Good As It Gets (1997). […]

Settler of Scores: John Kurlander Mixes Music for Film

March 1, 2013

Probably best known for his creative work on the scores for director Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings trilogy, scoring mixer John Kurlander earned three consecutive Best Score Soundtrack Album Grammy Awards for Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. […]

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