‘Wonder’ Woman

December 8, 2017

Over the past two decades, editor Alisa Lepselter, ACE, has worked on a range of films. Her credits include a caper set in the cookie business, a farce focused on a filmmaker afflicted with blindness, and a crime story populated by England’s upper classes. […]

Wishful Shrinking

December 8, 2017

In a CNN.com article about picture editor Kevin Tent, ACE, on the occasion of his Academy Award nomination for cutting director Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” (2011), actress Laura Dern was quoted as saying of the editor: “Kevin’s art lies in the genius of trusting human beings.” […]

Deaf Jam

December 8, 2017

Picture editor Affonso Gonçalves, ACE, and sound editor/sound designer/re-recording mixer Leslie Shatz solved a cinematic conundrum for director Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck.” […]

Disney’s Deus Ex Machine Shop

December 8, 2017

In the early days of the motion picture industry, progress often required that new technologies be innovated by a studio that was advancing the art of cinema. […]

December 8, 2017

The year was 1976. The place was the New York brownstone of editor Ralph Rosenblum, ACE. And the film was Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, released the following year to wide acclaim and four Oscar wins. One day after work, Allen and Susan E. Morse, ACE — later his main editor, then an assistant editor — found themselves leaving the cutting room at about the same time. […]

Sound Supervising ‘Battle of the Sexes’

August 4, 2017

In 1973, the tennis court became an unlikely showcase for the heated battle of feminists and their foes. Bobby Riggs, a top tennis player in the 1940s and showman extraordinaire, challenged top female tennis players to try to beat him on the court. […]

The Del Spiva Experience:

August 4, 2017

Music editor Del Spiva chuckles when asked how he explains the job of a music editor to the uninitiated. For Spiva, explaining the job can be a Socratic experience; he throws challenges at his questioners until they comprehend the nature of his work. […]

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.” […]

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