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  • Complete List Of 2017 HPA Award Winners Revealed

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    The HPA Awards, presented by The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) have become the banner awards ceremony for the post production community. The winners of the 2017 HPA Awards, which recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content, were awarded November 16, 2017 at the Skirball…

     

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  • “Mr. Robot” Editor Franklin Peterson Enjoyed Season Two’s Creative Freedom

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    By: Marjorie Galas Franklin Peterson was a relative newbie to television editing in 2014.   He’d surpassed the assistant-to- editor hurdle on indie films including “Safety Not Guaranteed” when he had the good fortune to cut director Sam Esmail’s feature debut, “Comet.”  It was Peterson’s work on this film that inspired Esmail to reach out to…

     

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  • Editor Hughes Winborne Describes Process Behind “Fences”

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    Whether traveling through the universe with an unlikely band of misfits or following the family dynamics that churn in their own back yard, editor Hughes Winborne skillfully cuts the story.  Winborne’s attention to the craft of editing has defined some of the most notable films of the last twenty years, from Billy Bob Thorton’s “Sling…

     

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  • From Commercials To Features: Editor Patrick Colman Discusses “Other People”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Despite spending nearly ten years as a commercial and music video editor, Patrick Colman never worked with director Spike Jonze. It was during a transitional stage, when Colman worked as a cutting assistant on Jonze’s short, “Scenes from the Suburbs”, the two crossed paths, and Jonze gave full endorsement to the emerging narrative editor.  The praise created…

     

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  • 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Award Recipients Announced

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    On August 18th, the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the 2016 recipients of the organization’s prized  HPA Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving. The…

     

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  • Dexter In The Cut

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    Louis Cioffi, ACE, has found “Dexter” to be an enthralling assignment for the past 4 seasons. An award-winning editor for his work on the highly acclaimed series, Cioffi joined “Dexter” in 2007. Cioffi has worked extensively in network, cable and features and is currently working on independent film, “Hidden Moon.”   Createasphere: What was your…

     

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  • Her Editing Secret: It’s All About The Characters

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      She used to work with gritty city cops, now she’s spending her time with lusty teenage vampires.   Lynne Willingham has been the editor for shows as diverse as “The X-Files” and “Without a Trace.”   411 Publishing recently caught up with Willingham to discuss her approach to editing and what it was like to…

     

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  • Working Hard For A “Bad” Look

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      A vision had been laid out: provide a character driven tale of an everyman who falls into hard times.  Employ the desert of New Mexico to elevate his feelings of desperation as he battles cancer and tries to provide for his family.  Vince Gilligan and his crew laid this foundation during the first season…

     

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  • Cut The Fast Edits : Advice From The ACE Eddie Awards

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    The ACE Eddie Awards jumped right into their award ceremony presenting the Technical Excellence Award to Avid’s CEO Gary Greenfield for the advancements the Avid Media Composer software has made towards the craft of editing.  “Avid’s software addresses the needs of editors and promotes the art of cinematic storytelling,” said Randy Roberts, A.C.E. and President…

     

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  • Perspectives On Editing: A Conversation with Anne Coates

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      Anne Coates has been editing film for over 57 years.  This Oscar winning editor is an example of pure dedication, hard work, and lucky breaks.  After her first experience splicing educational films together for the church circuit, Coates talked her way into an assistant editing job with Pinewood Studios.  “They asked me if I…

     

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  • Perspectives On Editing: A Conversation With Walter Murch

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    Oscar winning editor Walter Murch opened his discussion at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a quote by Victor Fleming:  “Good editing makes a director look good.  Great editing makes a film look like it wasn’t directed at all.”   Murch began his career as a sound mixer/sound designer.  After being hired…

     

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  • When Producers Are Above And Below The Line

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    Many up-and-coming producers get their start by toiling through grunt work at a major production company. Doug Lloyd and Georgia Menides took a different path.   “We met when we were both volunteering for a public access station in Worcester, MA,” said Menides.  “We both had the desire to raise the bar pretty high.”   …

     

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