Editor Tom Haneke on Sculpting a Documentary in "Middletown...





Tom Haneke's work includes Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary "American Dream" and "My Generation" (which he also co-directed). Tom edited From "Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China," and "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'", which both received Academy Awards for best documentary. Haneke has also done several projects for HBO as well as Sundance Film Festival nominee "American Teen."

Inspired by the studies of Robert and Helen Lynd in 1929 and 1935, this classic six-part series by Academy Award and Emmy winner Peter Davis ("Hearts and Minds") explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. This episode, "Middletown: Second Time Around" Focusing on the wedding arrangements of David and Elaine, each of whom is a divorcee, this program presents the complexities of contemporary marriage in the United States.

Editor Tom Haneke on "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'"





Tom Haneke's work includes Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary "American Dream" and "My Generation" (which he also co-directed). Tom edited From "Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China," and "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'", which both received Academy Awards for best documentary. Haneke has also done several projects for HBO as well as Sundance Film Festival nominee "American Teen."

"He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'" is a 1983 documentary film directed by Emile Ardolino about Jacques d'Amboise, a noted former American ballet star who had dancing roles in such films as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "Carousel," and who later became a New York dancing instructor. It won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and a 1984 Emmy Award for Best Children's Programming after it was shown on television. It is one of the few theatrical films to win both awards.

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VIDEO - Editor Bill Pankow, ACE discusses the Film "The Black Dahlia"





From Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Critical Ends" series, featuring award winning editors discussing their craft as a part of our Six Week Editing Intensive.

Bill Pankow, ACE, has enjoyed a long collaboration with renowned director Brian De Palma, beginning as an associate editor on the films "Dressed to Kill" and "Scarface." Pankow graduated to editor on "Body Double" and continued his affiliation with De Palma on such films as "The Untouchables," "Casualties of War," "Carlito's Way," "Redacted," and "Femme Fatale," for which he received the Seattle Film Critics Best Editing award for 2002. Bill has also collaborated with Charles Stone III on his films "Drumline," "Paid In Full" and "Mr. 3000 "and with Jean Francois Richet on "Assault On Precinct 13."

"The Black Dahlia" is a 2006 American neo noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. It is drawn from a novel of the same name by James Ellroy, writer of "L.A. Confidential" and stars Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank. The film is based on the murder of Elizabeth Short and had its world premiere as opener at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2006. Wide release was on September 15, 2006. Despite being both a critical and financial failure, the film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 79th Academy Awards but lost to Pan's Labyrinth.

LAPPG’s L.A. Post Fest featured on Digital Production BUZZ

LAPPG’s L.A. Post Fest featured on Digital Production BUZZ

BuZZ_Tile-125x100On January 7th, 2016 LAPPG Executive Director, Wendy Woodhall, was interviewed on Digital Production BUZZ, the popular podcast dedicated to production and post production hosted by Larry Jordan and Mike Horton. Wendy spoke about success of launching the first year of L.A. Post Fest and how people can participate in this unique editing challenge. Click here for the interview.

VIDEO -Artist in Residence Michael Berenbaum, ACE on a Cutting Challenge in "Se...

Artist in Residence Michael Berenbaum, ACE on a Cutting Challenge in "Se...