[Podcast] Ep116: What Does It Take to Be An “ACE” Editor?

“What is ACE, how do I become a member, and what are the benefits?” are common questions I’m asked often by fellow film editors (that I’ve also asked myself).

Beyond simply breaking down the criteria for entry into the most prestigious organization in the post-production industry, in this episode I speak with Steve Rivkin, ACE President and editor of such films as Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ali, and many more, about what it really takes to be considered an elite editor, whether or not you belong to ACE.… Read more...

[Podcast] Ep115: What Every College Student (and Recent Grad) Needs to Know About ‘Making It’ In Hollywood, pt2

Let’s be honest…many of the poor habits that we have living in front of our computers did not materialize overnight. Instead they formed very slowly over years and years, and most likely many of the bad habits that you carry with you today started way back in college, or when you were a recent graduate killing yourself trying to “make it” in the film industry.… Read more...

[Podcast] Ep114: What Every College Student (and Recent Grad) Needs to Know About ‘Making It’ In Hollywood, pt1

Let’s be honest…many of the poor habits that we have living in front of our computers did not materialize overnight. Instead they formed very slowly over years and years, and most likely many of the bad habits that you carry with you today started way back in college, or when you were a recent graduate killing yourself trying to “make it” in the film industry.… Read more...

[Podcast] Ep 113: The Art of the Cut

Film editing is a magical art form that very few people truly understand. Frankly, there are people within the film industry that don’t understand the power the editor yields in shaping the finished product.

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with Steven Hullfish, a feature film and tv editor, instructor, and author of multiple books on editing (and the entire post-production process) including his latest book Art of the Cut.… Read more...

[Podcast] Ep111: When It’s Time to Hit the ‘Reset’ Button

No matter how passionate, energetic, and dedicated you are to your creative profession, you will inevitably reach a point of exhaustion and burnout. It happens to the best of us including me.

In today’s episode I have a conversation with post-production guru Michael Kammes that runs the gamut from tech all the way to really in-depth and honest conversations about mental health.… Read more...