Last Call

August 5, 2019

In the final throes of my decade-and-a-half tenure as the Editors Guild’s Publications Director and editor of this publication (and a retiree by the time you read this), my thoughts naturally turn back to the beginning of my journey into this line of work. […]

Time to Raise a Glass

August 5, 2019

Fifteen years ago, when our Board of Directors decided to bring the publication of our Editors Guild Magazine in-house, what seemed most daunting was finding the right person to lead us forward. […]

A Bundle of Sounds – New Krotos Audio Plug-Ins Cover a Spectrum of Sonic Effects

June 7, 2019

Along with a compelling musical score, convincing sound effects are one of the most important audible ingredients in a motion picture or television production. In a movie with a chase scene through the downtown area of a city, all sorts of sounds are required, such as revving engines, flying helicopters and the rapid fire of automatic weapons. In an off-world, sci-fi movie, you might need the sounds of futuristic spaceships, laser beams and robots (maybe even a scary monster or two). Whatever the movie happens to be, if you’re the sound designer, you’ll need to create authentic effects so that audiences believe what they’re watching is real. […]

Beginnings and Endings

June 7, 2019

It’s well known, and often cited, that of all the filmmaking crafts, editing is the only one that did not exist before the advent of moving pictures. In fact, editing was actually created in the process of making those early films — first within the movie camera (or kinetograph or cinématographe) and then after the film was developed and printed, in the phase that became known as post-production. […]

PASSAGES – William L. Manger

June 7, 2019

William (Bill) L. Manger, age 79, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Van Nuys, California. A loving husband, father of three daughters and grandfather of seven grandchildren, he succumbed to a long-fought battle with diabetes and is now at peace. […]

PASSAGES – Norman Hollyn, ACE

June 7, 2019

Norman Hollyn, ACE, was a large persona: tall, with a head of snow-white hair and a great laugh. His life was enormous and touched thousands of people around the world. He was an assistant editor, a music editor, a picture editor, an author, a teacher, a husband and a father. He was also the first holder of the Michael Kahn Endowed Chair of Editing at the University of Southern California, where he served as a full professor at the School of Cinematic Arts. […]

PASSAGES – Barry Malkin, ACE

June 7, 2019

Barry Malkin.

Although I was a new kid in a new neighborhood — pretty much in a new school each and every year — I do have a memory of another boy I met when I was about 14 years old. He was shooting baskets alone at the public playground near Springfield Boulevard in Queens and, seeing me watching, asked me to shoot baskets with him for 25 cents apiece. I knew I had no such skill, but was anxious to have a friend, so I took on the challenge. I lost about $1.25 in quick order, but little did I know that this boy, Barry Malkin, would remain a friend and more; he became an important professional associate throughout my life. […]

Personal Effects: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Interaction

June 7, 2019

One of the social media companies competing for my ever-diminishing supply of attention sends me almost daily e-mails imploring me to log onto its site so that I can build an online simulacrum of my professional network. Those e-mails egg me on with a declarative catchphrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” […]

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