Director & Editor Julius Ramsay on Directing and Editing "The Walking Dead"


Director Julius Ramsay on his experiences directing and editing "The Walking Dead." Recorded at "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 10, 2017.

Julius Ramsay is an Emmy-nominated editor and director who has worked on some of the most popular shows on television. He began his career as an editor on documentary series, such as VH1's Behind the Music and ESPN's "SportsCentury." He moved on to such blockbuster reality shows as "American Idol," "The Bachelor" and its spin-off "The Bachelorette." In 2006, he began editing episodic dramas, such as "Alias," "Battlestar Galactica" and "FlashForward." From 2010 to 2015, he edited 23 episodes of The "Walking Dead," the highest rated drama in the history of cable television. His work as an editor has earned him three Emmy nominations, once for "The Contender" and twice for "Battlestar Galactica" ("He That Believeth in Me" and "Daybreak, Part 2”). 

 Mr. Ramsay began directing episodes of "The Walking Dead" in 2014. His directorial debut in Season Four (‘Still’) was voted the season’s fan favorite; his Season Five episode (‘Them’) aired in 2015. He has also directed such popular series as MTV's "Scream" and Cinemax's "Outcast." In 2017, Mr. Ramsay made his film directorial debut with the feature film "Midnighters," a noir thriller set on New Year's Eve that will screen at film festivals later this year.

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