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  Film editor - ArticleWorld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A film editor is one of the most important people in creating a finished film, putting together all the different shots of the movie together into a sequence that has both form and function, to create a story.
Film editing began as a very simple and tedious process of taking each film strip, selecting viable shots, cutting them, and taping them together to create a story, using a viewer such as a Steenbeck or a Moviola.
The film editor has the unique and challenging task of taking different shots and assembling them together to create a coherent film, an enormously creative role, since in the hands of the film editor, the film takes on a shape, acquires feeling and character.
www.articleworld.org /index.php/Film_editor   (656 words)

 Film Editor
On some films, the film editor is chosen before cast members and script doctors; people in Hollywood recognize that the skills of a good film editor can save a middling film.
While some editors stay removed from the project during the filming process so as not to steer the director away from his or her concept of the film, many of them do visit the director on set while production is under way.
In this case the film editor’s mission is to ensure that every single piece fits together and that everything “flows” as it should.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=66   (558 words)

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The editor receives the director when the latter is in a state of considerable anxiety and uncertainty, for the film though shot has yet to prove itself.
Because every film is created as an experience for an audience, the director needs the steadying and detached influence of an editor, or that director never gets any distance on the material, and falls prey to subjective familiarity with it.
Sometimes a director will personally edit because he or she was formerly an editor and cannot trust anyone else to "do it properly"; sometimes the director is imbued with the auteur theory, and edits believing this will preserve a unified artistic identity for the film.
www.filmatcolumbia.com /editing.html   (1228 words)

 Cinema -- Editing
he film editor must know how to tell a story, be politically savvy when working with directors and studio executives, and have a calm and confident demeanor.
Editors select sounds and images from all the film that has been shot and arrange them to make the movie.
When an editor was satisfied with the final film, he or she would create an edit decision list, a list of each shot in the film and its length.
www.learner.org /exhibits/cinema/editing.html   (822 words)

 Whittier Career Services Major & Career Information Guides: Film Editor
Editors must estimate how long audiences will laugh at each gag line or situation in order to space scenes so that one funny incident is not lost in the laughter of the previous one.
Film Editors are eligible for membership in the American Cinema Editors, a professional society encouraging communication and interchange of new techniques and developments.
The Film Editor (Motion Picture and Videotape) occupation is expected to grow at a faster rate than the average 25% projected for all California occupations through the year 2006.
www.whittier.edu /career/guide/art/film_editor.htm   (1238 words)

 Film editing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film editing is the connecting of one or more shots to form a sequence, and the subsequent connecting of sequences to form an entire movie.
Film editing evolved from the process of a film editor physically cutting and taping together pieces of film, using a splicer and threading the film on a machine with a viewer such as a Moviola, or "flatbed" machine such as a Kem or Steenbeck.
Film editors often are responsible for pulling together all of the elements of story, dialogue, music, sound effects, visual effects, rhythm and pace of a film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_editor   (2638 words)

 Film Editing by Filmmakers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Postproduction film editing follows a series of stages similar to videotape editing, from preliminary editing that includes viewing a copy of the originally recorded images, called the work print, rushes, or dailies and selecting and ordering specific shots and scenes, called rough cutting, to final editing, called conforming.
A film editor has a great deal of freedom to experiment with a variety of different takes and shot sequences and duration's at all stages of the editing process.
Since films are often shot out of continuity, that is, all shots to be made at one location are recorded at the same time, regardless of when they occur in the script, the editor must assemble the shots into the order specified by the script.
www.filmmakers.com /features/editing/page6.htm   (474 words)

 The Film Producer by FilmMakers Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As a matter of fact, the producer is paid far less than the director of the film, and is not a big consideration when deciding whether a film receives the "green light" or not.
One of the main reasons for this is the increasing wages of the film editor and composer.
These days, the editor and composer are considered major creative forces that will help to shape the film into something spectacular, and they are therefore paid much more for their work than they were in the past.
www.filmmakers.com /stories/Producer7.htm   (1485 words)

 Motion Picture and Video Industries
Filming, or “shooting,” outside the studio or “on location,” however, may require working in adverse weather and under unpleasant and sometimes dangerous conditions.
Writers and editors must deal with criticism and demands to restructure and rewrite their work many times until the producer and director are finally satisfied.
Film and video editors often begin as camera operators or editing room assistants, cinematographers usually start as assistant camera operators, and sound recordists often start as boom operators and gradually progress to become sound engineers.
www.bls.gov /oco/cg/cgs038.htm   (5065 words)

 Film Editors
Editors choose how to move from scene to scene, using many different kinds of cuts and transitions to set the mood and pace of the project they're working on.
During filming, editors attend the daily screenings of each day's "rushes"--all the film shot that day--looking at the footage over and over, learning what has been shot and what the director wants to make of it.
Film editors earn salaries in the $20,000-$80,000 range with a median of about $45,000 in 2005, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
www3.ccps.virginia.edu /careerprospects/briefs/E-J/FilmEditors.shtml   (1778 words)

 Film Freak Central Interviews Editor Walter Murch (page 4)
Another challenge was that the whole film is told from Harry Caul's point-of-view, and he's confused a lot of the time, so we had to make the film interesting and understandable, even though the main character is confused about what is going on until the very end.
An editor will wind up spending a year working on a project, so you'd better be interested in the subject matter, because if you're not, it'll be a long year.
It depends on how many editors there are, but generally at least five or six months from the end of shooting until the film is in the theatres, including all the sound mixing.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /notes/wminterview4.htm   (1850 words)

 American Cinema Editors > Education
The film is then shot and when the dailies (sometimes called rushes) are processed, the editor begins his/her job.
Ideally, the editor has previously consulted with both the producer and director so that all three persons are aware of the concept, which is desired.
The editor then assembles the dailies into a continuity of story as envisioned in the beginning, creating drama and pacing suitable to the type of picture involved.
www.ace-filmeditors.org /newace/abt_Edu.html   (647 words)

 Marthand K Venkatesh - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film editor
It is left to the editor to change the fortune of the film with fine editing.
Depending on the situations in the film, we increase or decrease the pace of the film.
My father told me that when we edit the film we should involve so much in that film that we should laugh when there is a comedy scsne and cry in emotional scene.
www.idlebrain.com /celeb/interview/marthandkvenkatesh.html   (3120 words)

 Imdb Glossary letter: A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
DVD mastering process whereby a film source with an aspect ratio greater than 4:3 (usually also greater than or equal to 16:9) is transferred to the DVD video master in such a way that the picture is vertically stretched by a factor of about 1.33 (e.g.
The first graded print of a film that combines sound and picture, which is created for the client to view and approve before printing the rest of the copies of the film.
Assistants may be permitted by the editor to do some creative work, such as commenting on the editor's work; cutting temporary ("temp") sound effects and music into the track; and sometimes even editing scenes.
www.imdb.com /Glossary/A   (1943 words)

 Home Theater: Film Editor Thelma Schoonmaker
But feature films are a different challenge: You have a story and dialogue for which you have to find the right shape and pace.
When Scorsese and I were film students, we could only go to the art houses and see a film up on the screen.
But we make our own films to be seen that way, and the first impression one gets of a film should ideally be from seeing it on a big screen.
www.hometheatermag.com /httalksto/1105talks/index.html   (1237 words)

 THE SOUND EFFECTS EDITOR - one of the "invisible" folks behind the movies
For the sound-effects editor, the makeup woman, and the film editor, a trip to the podium of the Kodak Theater means more than the recognition of their peers or greater career opportunities.
And their presence is a reminder that film is a collaborative process that relies on craftsmen as much as actors.
Sound-effects editor Bruce Stambler knows he's one of the "invisible" folks behind the movies, the kind that make people ask their TV screens on Oscar night, "Who is that guy and what does he do?" His response is quick and a bit testy.
www.filmsound.org /sound-editor/sound-editor.htm   (699 words)

 8mm Film Decay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is due to a common misunderstanding as to the behavior and causes of the natural film decay.
8mm film storage is a key element in the survival and longevity of your family treasures.
The perforations are the square holes on the side that the projector uses mechanically to move the film.
www.dvdhomevideoeditor.com /ARTICLES/FILM_DECAY_ISSUES.htm   (2012 words)

 Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors
Camera operators in the film and television industries usually are hired for a project on the basis of recommendations from individuals such as producers, directors of photography, and camera assistants from previous projects or through interviews with the producer.
Employment of camera operators and editors is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.
Information about career and employment opportunities for camera operators and film and video editors also is available from local offices of State employment service agencies, local offices of the relevant trade unions, and local television and film production companies that employ these workers.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos091.htm   (1716 words)

 A chat with editor Thelma Schoonmaker: this feature film editor has enjoyed 30 years of working with one of Hollywood's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was as deeply influenced by those films as he was by the [the French] New Wave.
So in a way there were parts of that scene that were put together like a documentary But he did have the idea that he wanted it to be very fractured and abstract like the Sergei Eisenstein clip that he showed me from Battleship Potemkin (1925) with the sailor washing the dish and breaking it.
The film had so much energy and drive because of the subject matter that it was something that we were barely staying on top of.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0HNN/is_4_18/ai_100401228   (1034 words)

 NPR : Behind the Scenes with Film Editor Walter Murch
Walter Murch is one film editor whose profile is much higher than most.
"My job as an editor is to gently prod the attention of the audience to look at various parts of the frame," he says.
It wouldn't have been surprising if film editing had been tried and then abandoned when it was found to induce a kind of seasickness.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4994411   (1253 words)

 FilmSchools.com - The Film School Directory
Prospective film students can find and compare film schools, film degree programs and workshops in the United States and abroad.
Our film career guides can help you start or advance your film career as an animator, director, film editor, producer, etc.
More than 4/5ths of jobs in the film industry are with companies with more than 20 employees, despite the fact that most studios employ fewer than 5.
www.filmschools.com   (964 words)

 Peter Honess, "Chamber of Secrets" Film Editor
Peter Honess, the British-born film editor for the second Harry Potter movie, has been in cutting rooms for more than 35 years.
To become a film editor in the UK, Honess had to endure a long apprencticeship, including as an assistant to a sound editor.
They have to be able to listen to the editor, listen to the director and work with the visual effects houses.
www.angelfire.com /mi3/cookarama/honess.html   (1193 words)

 Michael Kahn (film editor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michael Kahn (born in New York, December 8, 1935) is a widely recognized film editor.
He has won the Academy Award for Film Editing for "Raiders of the Lost Ark," (1981), "Schindler's List" (1993) and Saving Private Ryan" (1998).
He is one of the few editors who still edits on film (though he has edited digitally on projects not directed by Spielberg).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michael_Kahn_(film_editor)   (146 words)

 Editor Blog: Misconceived Expectations, The Queen and Podcasting - /FILM
Editor Blog: Misconceived Expectations, The Queen and Podcasting
The guest co-host only gave the movie a mild thumbs up because she claims that although the movie was as good as it gets, it didn't have the Saving Private Ryan like action she was expecting.
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www.slashfilm.com /article.php/20061010editorsblog   (431 words)

 filmmaking.net forums - Skilful video / film editor available. house calls
I am a skilful video and film editor.
I have worked with a wide range of subject matter including documentaries, wedding footage, medical, corporate advertisments, film projects, and dance and art related footage.
I am skillfull in editing footage to support the message you are trying to relate.
www.filmmaking.net /fnetforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2938   (117 words)

 Film School Directory Worldwide
Film and Video Department Chair and documentary practitioner and author, Michael Rabiger, is one of several notable instructors teaching in the program.-UK Denmark Danish Film School-Denmark
Film School Confidential: The Insider's Guide to Film Schools is a book by Tom Edgar and Karin Kelly.
FSU Film School -- info on the Florida State University Film School -- its faculty and staff, as well as its alumni and students.
www.mfilms.com /index.php?page_id=15   (432 words)

 Apple - Pro/Film - Walter Murch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Clearly, the 8th-century poet never met 21st-century master film editor Walter Murch, whose 16-month editing effort on the movie version of “Cold Mountain” cut such a compelling throughline across half a million feet of accumulated footage that the Civil War epic is generating early but substantial Oscar buzz.
Writer/director Anthony Minghella’s adaptation of Frazier’s book covers the long, treacherous journey of Inman (Jude Law), a wounded Confederate soldier, as he tries to return from the war to his love, Ada (Nicole Kidman), on Cold Mountain, where she runs her dead father’s farm with help from a drifter, Ruby (Renee Zellweger).
To keep it interesting, Murch conducted his experiment halfway across the world in rural Romania, where the film was shot to capture the look and feel of 19th-century North Carolina.
www.apple.com /pro/film/murch   (773 words)

 Filmmaking Careers: Film industry information, including cinematography, videography, film education and more
Your resource for film making information; including cinematography, high-def videography, script writing, film education, and more.
Petulla Pictures is among today's independent film makers that's bucking the studio system by bringing low-budget, high-quality, audience-pleasing films to the screen.
Their recent productions include an award-winning family story about high school wrestling, and a soon-to-be-released film of political intrigue.
www.filmmaking-careers.com   (156 words)

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