Space Farce:
The Exploratory Workflow of ‘The Orville’

August 17, 2018

Despite being buried under various deadlines while cutting ‘The Orville,’ Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi dramedy series that has its second season premiere in December on Fox, the show’s core editorial team still found time recently to convey the zeitgeist of what they consider to be an exceptionally collaborative editing room. […]

30 Years on Sunset

August 17, 2018

Over the summer and fall of 1988, the Motion Picture Editors Guild in Hollywood, then IATSE Local 776, made two very auspicious hires to its staff. On July 25, Adriana Iglesias (now Iglesias-Dietl) became assistant bookkeeper and, on October 17, Lisa Berniker (now Dosch) was named administrative assistant. […]

The Eyes and Ears of Reality TV

August 17, 2018

Logging and transcribing are key responsibilities in the making of reality TV, as well as documentaries and occasionally other televised fare, but few know the subtle differences between the two and what the purveyors of these crafts actually do. […]

American Soundtrack Story

August 17, 2018

The world of episodic TV and cable has been experiencing some major challenges during recent seasons. As appointment viewing transitions to more on-demand streaming and even binge-watching, there is a pressing need to deliver increasingly innovative and enveloping soundtracks for a wider range of offerings. […]

The ‘American Ninjas’ of Post

June 12, 2018

NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’ (2009-present), now celebrating its 10th season with its May 30 premiere, is a monster success. The series features thousands of athletes/contestants from dozens of US cities, who compete for the title of American Ninja champion. […]

13 Questions Why:
Editor Jacques Gravett

June 12, 2018

When Jacques Gravett, ACE, first started working in television, any talk of diversity in Hollywood was a long way off. The industry was comprised of mainly men, most of them white. […]

She’s Got the Music in Her:
Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe

June 12, 2018

Music editor Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe exemplifies the possibilities offered by the world of post-production if one is willing to throw oneself in and find one’s way. Yabe was born in New York but grew up in Tokyo, where she trained in violin and taught herself guitar. […]

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