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Dealing with Archival Footage: Making The Prime Ministers

Director Richard Trank interviewing Yehuda Avner for The Prime Ministers | Moriah FilmsDirector Richard Trank interviewing Yehuda Avner for The Prime Ministers | Moriah Films

Documentary films often rely extensively on archival film, and dealing with different archive sources and the variety of formats involved can become a significant headache. For The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers, co-producer and editor Nimrod Erez had to deal…  Read more

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“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

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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

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Lessons from the Cutting Edge Tour

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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

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