About Laura Almo
Laura Almo is a writer and documentary filmmaker. She teaches video editing at El Camino College in Torrance, California, and is a contributing editor at Documentary magazine. Contact her at lauraalmo@mac.com

Lillian’s Devotees: Some Words from Her Admirers…

June 7, 2017

“Lillian Benson is one of the most gifted, resourceful and dedicated editors with whom I have had the privilege to work,” said Debbie Allen. “From Eyes on the Prize II to The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, her talent has enriched every project.” […]

The 100 Club
Editorial Longevity

December 2, 2016

In the midst of a career in television, picture editors may think about how many years they’ve been on a show, but they may not stop to consider how many episodes of it they’ve cut. […]

Not Your Grandfather’s ‘Roots’

June 1, 2016

“Behold Kunta Kinte.” If those words ring a bell, you were around for Roots, one of the most forward-thinking and groundbreaking events in the history of television. […]

Rebooting ‘Roots’

June 1, 2016

The idea to reboot the legendary, award-winning miniseries Roots nearly 40 years later was executive producer Mark Wolper’s, and it did not come easily. […]

Why Is It Called ‘Foley’ Anyway?

February 1, 2016

It was the late 1920s and Jack Foley was a producer, director and writer working at Universal Pictures at its old location on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. […]

Noise Makers: Foley Artists Enhance Character Through Sound Effects

February 1, 2016

The old edict “Necessity is the mother of invention” certainly rings true for Foley artists — the people who create sounds for film and television. To be a Foley artist is to be creative and detail-oriented, intuitive and analytical; they must be in good physical condition and, as it turns out, quite often a mind reader.
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