If you haven’t heard, the American Cinema Editors held their 2011 Eddie Awards last Saturday night, February 19. Along with the list of winners was the Lifetime Achievement Award handed out to Michael Kahn. Often you’ll heard him credited as Steven Speilberg’s longtime editor and while he has edited a lot of films for Spielberg he has also cut a lot of other legendary films as well. Just check out his IMDB profile.
The tribute reel that played at the event has been posted to Vimeo and I embedded it above. I saw it linked from Edgar Wright’s blog, who himself is a great filmmaker. It’s a very inspiring reel to watch. I see the event also gave a lifetime achievement award for television editing to Michael Brown. He’s got quite a nice IMDB profile as well. I haven’t seen his tribute reel posted anywhere.