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Robert Redford’s ‘Ordinary People’

It was March 31, 1981. I was celebrating my second anniversary of becoming a union story analyst by watching the 53rd Academy Awards. The host was Johnny Carson and the field of films was perhaps the strongest it had been in decades. […]


The Iron Men of Post-Production

CineMontage caught up with the editors, and their first assistants Matthew Schmidt and John Dietrick, as they were finishing the film, which sees Stark/Iron Man pushed to his limit while battling the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). […]


Stand Up for Your Work!

The idea of standing while sound editing had been in my mind for many years. My initial thoughts were that it would be too hard to be on my feet all day, and I didn’t really have any idea how to do it from a practical standpoint. […]