Monty the Mentor
In-Demand TV Editor DeGraff Eager to Help Any Assistant Who Asks

February 16, 2018

The editing career of Monty DeGraff has been in sync with some of television’s cultural icons. Starting off with his first editing credit, cutting a 1989 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), followed by five early episodes of Melrose Place (1992-1999) as an assistant editor, he went on to edit throughout five seasons of Law & Order (1990-2010), nine episodes of Daredevil (2015-present), and now several yet-to-air installments of Amazon Studios’ The Man in the High Castle (2015-present) and the pilot of the much-anticipated upcoming ABC sci-fi thriller The Crossing (2018). […]

Train Spotting
Scoring Mixer Bobby Fernandez
Catches ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

February 16, 2018

Robert “Bobby” Fernandez was never in any doubt about what he wanted to be while growing up. “My mother used to take me every week to see a movie in downtown Los Angeles,” he recalls. “I loved to hear film music in those large, historic theatres, the Warner Theatre and the Los Angeles. I always wanted to be a scoring mixer — even before I understood the job. And even though I play a little guitar and bass, I never considered myself to be a musician. I just love being involved with the capturing of movie music. I love film; it’s my passion!” […]

Bridge of Lies
Editor Keith Fraase Shapes
the Political Drama ‘Chappaquiddick’

February 16, 2018

Originally intending to be an actor, Keith Fraase fell in love with behind-the-camera work while at the University of Texas at Austin. Then he thought he wanted to be a cinematographer, but eventually fell into an apprentice editor job with Sandra Adair, ACE, to replace a friend who was leaving that position on Elvis and Annabelle (2007). From Adair, he learned a work ethic, a sense of a film family and a love of editing that would serve him well after she later referred him to director Terrence Malick. […]

Guild’s Goal for 2018:
More Member Involvement

February 16, 2018

Last year our great organizing team of Rob Callahan and Preston Johnson was successful in organizing Vice Media. We negotiated a card check agreement, and the Guild was certified as the bargaining agent. Our National Executive Director Cathy Repola is currently negotiating a first contract for about 200 members. This will bring our national membership roll up to nearly 8,000. […]

Resolve vs. Intransigence
The Key to Organizing a Workplace

February 16, 2018

An interminable freeze in New York. Thirty-eight minutes of existential dread in Hawaii. The grinding dysfunction of our political system nationwide. The loss of 30 seconds off the Doomsday Clock globally. The burnish has already worn off of 2018. So how are your resolutions coming along? […]

Cartoons Created a Career Choice

February 16, 2018

Growing up in Tucson in the late ’70s and ’80s, I enjoyed cartoons. Some I learned were originally Japanese produced and were re-picture-edited, re-dubbed and re-marketed to US audiences. Later, I got an idea that I wanted to be a part of this — and create better-sounding — animation. […]

Stephanie Lowry on ‘61*’

February 16, 2018

Even if she was not a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, music editor Stephanie Lowry would have been proud of having worked on the made-for-television movie 61*. […]

School of Doc

February 16, 2018

Documentary Editing: Principles and Practice by Jacob Bricca Routledge/Focal Press Softcover, 262 pages, $44.95 ISBN #978-1-138-67573-5 by Betsy A. McLane […]

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