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LIFE, ART, AND JIM LYONS ON THE CRAFT OF EDITING

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in Filmmaking
on Apr 25, 2007

In the comments section of my post on the passing of Jim Lyons, Josh Apter notes a podcast he’s put up of Lyons at the website for the Manhattan Edit Workshop. Click over to the site and into the section on Jim and you can download a podcast of him discussing the craft of editing. And here’s what Apter wrote in his post:

Jim’s viewpoint and candor were always refreshing, and his commitment to process had a devilish enthusiasm. Whether screening an ancient 16mm copy of Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour or deconstructing Roland Barthes’ essay on Greta Garbo’s face, his methods were curious and his curiosity endless.

I hope to share some of Jim’s insight through the lectures he gave at the Motion Picture Editors Guild. Though only a fraction of the man in person, Jim’s take on the craft of editing is full of vitality, humor and honesty.

With the belief that anything you do can be elevated to an art form, Jim’s life was his art, both in the way he lived it and how fully he shared from it.

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