The Art of the Supertease

December 1, 2015

What we do doesn’t achieve the kudos that our drama or cinema brothers and sisters do, but our work is still seen by millions of people all over the world and its technique is definitely worthy of more study. […]

AE: Acrimony Over an Acronym

December 1, 2015

The first time I heard my assistant editor referred to as an “AE,” the hairs on my back went up! I felt it was disrespectful and unbecoming — but why? After all, we call production assistants PAs without offense, so why not call assistant editors AEs? Well, for starters, PAs fetch coffee and deliver scripts, whereas assistant editors perform highly skilled creative and technical work in an artistic craft. […]

Ivan Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’

June 1, 2015

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Ghostbuster. For a kid growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, enduring frigid, snowy winters, there was a certain level of comfort to be found in the warm glow of Saturday morning television. […]

Crystal Method

September 1, 2013

Allow me to introduce you to the post-production alchemy that produces the show that, according to Newsweek senior writer Andrew Romano, is “right now…the best program on TV, period.” […]

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. […]

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