75 Best Edited Films: By the Numbers

May 1, 2012

The 75 Best Edited Films’ years of release range from the 1920s to the 2010s — with 3 titles each in both of those decades. Most of the films cited are from the 1970s (17), followed by the ‘90s (16), the ‘60s (13), the ‘50s (8), the ‘00s (7), the ‘80s (5) and the ‘40s (3). Curiously, there were no films chosen from the 1930s. […]

Post-Post-Production: Sound Bites from Guild Retirees

July 1, 2011

Motion Picture Editors Guild retirees are goldmines of information; they are walking encyclopedias of the industry with priceless experience and wisdom to offer. While the technology may have changed, the necessity of navigating through the challenges of the craft and the politics still remains. […]

What if There Was an Oscar for Best Music Editing?

March 1, 2011

Whether they selected films or not, the music editors voiced a range of opinions about whether an award for Best Music Editing was even a good idea.  Their perspectives on the question provided some insights into the nature of their work. […]

The Hutshing Hustle: Self-Taught Editor for Hire

November 1, 2007

Hutshing’s career has certainly come a long way from the time he arrived in Los Angeles after college in 1981 and hustled for work by advertising himself as an “editor for hire” on the bulletin boards at UCLA. […]

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