‘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.” […]

Deconstructing Woody

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. […]

What Our Members Do: Rita Sanders

November 1, 2017

“I try to make creative choices that will align as closely as possible with the writer’s and director’s intentions, trusting my instincts and personal tastes as my guiding principles.” […]

Brandon, Lee, Join AMPAS Tech Panel

October 4, 2017

Picture editor Maryann Brandon, ACE, and sound editor/sound designer/re-recording mixer Ai-Ling Lee have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. […]

Planet Waves – Walter Murch and the Sounds of the Solar System

August 4, 2017

The title of Lawrence Weschler’s book, “Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists,” is complex and slightly mysterious, fitting for an exploration into the mind of legendary picture editor, sound designer, sound editor, re-recording mixer, writer and director Walter Murch, ACE, CAS, MPSE. […]

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