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. […]

Oscar’s Favorite Sound Editors 2018

February 9, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ list of nominees for the 2018 Oscars. In the sound editing category, nominations went to the teams behind ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Dunkirk, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ […]

Oscar’s Favorite Re-Recording Mixers 2018

February 9, 2018

Once again, the Academy Awards nominees in the Best Sound Mixing category cover a wide cross section of offerings — from a hearing-challenged getaway driver to a family squabble across multiple dimensions […]

Oscar’s Favorite Picture Editors 2018

February 9, 2018

The 2018 Academy Award nominations for Best Achievement in Film Editing in 2017 focus on five distinctive approaches to movie storytelling, each with itsown effective rhythms and emotional tones. […]

What Do ‘Electric Dreams’ Sound Like?

February 8, 2018

“Our original idea for ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ originated five years ago, when we discussed the idea of an anthology series of the author’s short stories with diverse points of view” […]