“Finish Your Scene Before You Go to Lunch”: Five Questions for After the Fall Director Saar Klein

After the Fall (Photo: Marrakech International Film Festival)After the Fall (Photo: Marrakech International Film Festival)

First-time director Saar Klein got his start in Hollywood as an editor, where he’s been working with top directors for the past two decades. He has two Academy Award nominations under his belt, for Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line and…  Read more


Editing Boyhood: Dealing with Changing Technology

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in BoyhoodEllar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood

The filming of Boyhood, shot over 12 years, posed some unexpected challenges in post-production. At a recent meeting of the Boston Creative Pro Users Group, First Assistant Editor Mike Saenz explained the difficulties of the editing process, made more complicated by…  Read more


Lessons from the Cutting Edge Tour


I spent a half-day at Adam Epstein’s “The Cutting Edge Post-Production Tour” last week. Epstein, who is the editor for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit, has spent the past month and a half traveling the country presenting on how…  Read more


“This is Softcore”: The History of Radley Metzger

The Lickerish QuarterThe Lickerish Quarter

Opening today, August 7, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center is This is Softcore: The Art Cinema Erotica of Radley Metzger, a survey of the director whose arty erotica more or less defined what in the ’70s was dubbed…  Read more