About Edward Landler
Edward Landler is a filmmaker, media educator and film historian. He made I Build the Tower, the definitive feature documentary on the Watts Towers, and is currently completing a cultural history of film. He can be reached at edlandler@roadrunner.com.

What Our Members Do: Rick Owens, MPSE

March 1, 2019

“As a Foley artist creating sound effects on a sound stage, I am responsible for bringing a natural human element to a sound track by re-creating the movements of characters as seen on screen: footsteps, clothes, props, etc.” […]

There’s More Than a Riot Going On!

February 15, 2019

Prisons are not visually attractive. That may be why prison movies were not a significant genre during the silent era. But after the introduction of talking pictures and as sound technology was refined, the 1930s saw the studios turn out over 60 movies set in penitentiaries. […]

Oscar-Worthy Film Editors

February 10, 2019

This year, for the first time since the Academy started giving an Oscar for Best Editing in 1934, all five editors were nominated for their work on movies based on actual events, with casts largely portraying historical figures. Two of the […]

What Our Members Do: Craig LoGiudice

February 1, 2019

“I discovered audio post while in school for audio engineering. Having always loved film, it seemed like a perfect fit artistically and, to be honest, a good way to make a living.” […]

What Our Members Do: Rachel Chang

January 1, 2019

“I am incredibly proud to be part of the ‘Chicago Med’ family. They also took a chance on me because I had no scripted experience, but I had a couple of friends there who vouched for me.” […]

Lee’s Legion of Fans: Some Words from His Admirers…

December 19, 2018

Lee Dichter is my friend, my mentor, my fellow nerd. What can I say here that isn’t known and spoken out loud by all of us. As I reflect on my start in this business and remember Lee showing the way, I think about his generosity in sharing his knowledge and experience. […]

More Than Just Another Fine Mess

December 19, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut dedicated his 1976 novel ‘Slapstick’ “to the memory of Arthur Stanley Jefferson and Norvell Hardy” — better known as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In the novel’s prologue, the author explains, “I have called it Slapstick because it is grotesque, situational poetry, like the slapstick film comedies, especially those of Laurel and Hardy… […]

What Our Members Do: A. Hobart Young

December 3, 2018

I prepare localization assets for worldwide digital distribution and streaming. That involves collecting and creating localized picture elements — including main titles, locators, end credit sequences for live action, actual scene or background changes with text or images that are in the local language for animation […]

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