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. […]

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.” […]

Let’s Continue the Solidarity

February 15, 2019

Last year was a challenging one for our Guild, but also one of great promise. In our struggle to get a fair deal for our members, we discovered how strongly you were behind the position of our Board of Directors (pictured here) to fight for better protection of our pension and welfare plan, as well as better and safer turnaround times and other issues. […]

Tommy Vicari on ‘Road to Perdition’

February 15, 2019

You might say that Tommy Vicari, CAS, is the beneficiary of good timing. A few years after director Sam Mendes and composer Thomas Newman were the toast of the film world for the Academy Award-winning American Beauty (1999), Vicari was asked to serve as scoring mixer on their follow-up film, Road to Perdition (2002). […]

Government Reopens; New Shutdown Narrowly Averted

February 15, 2019

President Donald Trump got no funding for his wall along the Mexican border. The 35-day standoff between the White House and Democrats, who now hold a majority of seats in the House, yielded the President nothing. […]

Editors Guild Fetes 2019 Board of Directors

January 16, 2019

On Saturday January 12, the Editors Guild held the first monthly meeting of 2019 of its Board of Directors at the Los Angeles offices. New York members joined the meeting by video conference. […]

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