Editors' Lounge

Moderator Debra Kaufman bypassed all the usual technical talk about systems and platforms and technologies in favor of a wide-ranging and personal discussion about creativity: how do editors foster and nurture it, how do they deal with creative blocks, and more.

The panel was composed of a fantastic lineup of truly talented editors across the film and television disciplines, including Zack Arnold - imdb.com/name/nm2094093 (Burn Notice, Glee, and writer/director of Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story), Ryan Case - imdb.com/name/nm1884278 (Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Jay Cassidy - imdb.com/name/nm0144203 (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Into the Wild, An Inconvenient Truth), and Dan Lebental - imdb.com/name/nm0495603 (Thor: The Dark World, Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man 2, and creator of TouchEdit for iPad - toucheditapp.com).

It was a wildly successful evening with a packed house. Many thanks to the panelists for sharing their thought processes with everyone, and to AlphaDogs.tv & keycodemedia.com for graciously hosting the event!

Jump Directly to Discussion Topics:
00:19 How panelists got into editing, work they do currently, and projects they are most proud of
03:49 Influences from the past
17:20 What inspires them now?
21:30 Do they avoid watching television and movies while working on a project?
22:32 Dealing with editor's block
25:30 Impact of digital editing
26:20 How does an editor know when he/she is finished with a project?
30:06 Over cutting—how much content is too much content?
31:32 Working with producers and directors

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Editors' Lounge

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Videos showcasing events at the world-famous Editor's Lounge hosted by alphadogs.tv in Burbank, CA.

Editors' Lounge is a gathering place for film and video editors to network, share tips & tricks, and learn from others in an intimate environment. We often showcase demonstrations of the latest post-production hardware and software. Visit us at editorslounge.com to learn more.

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    Editing is such an isolating process for me, that I really needed to be reminded that I'm not alone. BTW, swimming is my yoga/meditation/morning walk. Whenever I'm stuck, I'll go do a few laps and I invariably get some ideas.

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