Art of the Cut

ART OF THE CUT with “A Quiet Place” editor, Chris Tellefsen, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with “A Quiet Place” editor, Chris Tellefsen, ACE

Editor Christopher Tellefsen has a great body of work. Starting as an assistant editor on The Color of Money under Thelma Schoonmaker. His work as an editor started in 1980s…

ART OF THE CUT with “Rampage” editors Jim May and Bob Ducsay

ART OF THE CUT with “Rampage” editors Jim May and Bob Ducsay

Editors Jim May, ACE and Bob Ducsay have worked together numerous times, including Deep Rising, The Mummy, and Van Helsing. Ducsay’s credit also include Star Wars: The Last…

ART OF THE CUT with Ben Mercer on editing “Unknown Soldier” in FCP-X

ART OF THE CUT with Ben Mercer on editing “Unknown Soldier” in FCP-X

Benjamin Mercer has been a feature film editor for more than a decade, after transitioning from a successful high-profile TV commercial editing career. In addition to cutting TV series…

ART OF THE CUT with RED SPARROW’s Alan Edward Bell, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with RED SPARROW’s Alan Edward Bell, ACE

This is not my first conversation with veteran editor, Alan Edward Bell, ACE. You can read about the editing of The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2 here.  In addition…

ART OF THE CUT with documentary editor David Tillman

ART OF THE CUT with documentary editor David Tillman

It’s always a pleasure for me when Art of the Cut focuses on a documentary editor. The role of the documentary editor in shaping the content – and really…

READ ALONG WITH THE OSCARS

READ ALONG WITH THE OSCARS

Trying to figure who’s going to win Best Editing? Check out these interviews with the editors themselves. Baby Driver with Paul Machliss Shape of Water with Sidney Wolinsky…

Congratulations to BAFTA Best Editing Winner

Congratulations to BAFTA Best Editing Winner

Art of the Cut congratulates Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos for winning the BAFTA for Best Film Editing for Baby Driver. You can read the interview with Machliss here. Interviews…

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar nominee Tatiana Riegel, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar nominee Tatiana Riegel, ACE

Tatiana Riegel, ACE just won the ACE Eddie for Best Edited Feature Comedy and has been nominated for this year’s Best Editing Oscar for her work on I…

ART OF THE CUT with Dylan Tichenor, ACE on Phantom Thread

ART OF THE CUT with Dylan Tichenor, ACE on Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread features a collaboration between editor Dylan Tichenor and director Paul Thomas Anderson. They had previously teamed on numerous projects, including Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There Will Be Blood…

ART OF THE CUT: Cutting The Post simultaneously with Ready Player One

ART OF THE CUT: Cutting The Post simultaneously with Ready Player One

When editors talk about the long-term “marriages” between a director and their editor, the discussion probably centers around three “power couples”: Thelma Schoonmaker and Martin Scorsese, Joel…