Flipping Reality – There’s Power in Post

June 7, 2017

In February 2013, about a year before the formation of the Guild’s Membership Outreach Committee, I and the other editors and assistant editors of the fourth season of Swamp People (2010-present) returned to work under an IATSE contract after a four-day work stoppage that “flipped” the previously non-union show. […]

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.” […]

From VHS to VFX, a Career Is Born

June 7, 2017

It all started when I was four years old. I was being forced against my will to eat the most vile of all beans, the dreaded lima. In protest, I made a film starring my cabbage patch dolls to illustrate the grossness of the bean. Okay, you might ask, how does a four-year-old make a movie? With her father as camera operator, of course! I lined up the dolls, instructed my dad to set up our trusty VHS camera, and told him to start rolling. […]

What Our Members Do: Telon Weathington

May 31, 2017

“I log and transcribe reality footage and interviews in real time. When I am logging footage, I am typing detailed descriptions of the scenes and noting what is important. When I am transcrib- ing, I am typing what is said in the interviews word for word.” […]

The Great Society: The Beginnings of the Editors Guild

May 15, 2017

In celebration of the Editors Guild’s 80th anniversary on May 20, 2017, we reprint this story on the founding of the Society of Motion Picture Film Editors, the forerunner of today’s Guild, which originally appeared in CineMontage JAN-FEB 2012 […]

Switch Hitters: Technical Directors Edit Live!

March 24, 2017

More than 40 people filled the Dede Allen Seminar Room at the Hollywood offices of the Motion Picture Editors Guild on Saturday morning, March 18 for the third installment of the four-part “Meet the Artists” discussion series. […]

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