Cutting to the Chase
Editors Discuss Their Craft at EditFest LA
by Laura Almo photos by Peter Zakhary/Tilt Photo
The American Cinema Editors’ (ACE) third annual EditFest LA took place the first weekend of August at Universal Studios. It was a veritable feast of editing talk. The five panel discussions covered a lot of ground––from breaking into the business and making the transition from assistant to editor, to analyzing scenes and talking shop. The opening panel, Welcome to EditFest, moderated by the organization’s president, Randy Roberts, A.C.E., highlighted just how much the field of editing has changed in the digital age, a topic on everyone’s mind throughout the two-day gathering.
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