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The Editor's Cut
Canadian Cinema Editors
The Editor's Cut is a monthly Canadian Cinema Editors podcast exploring the art of picture editing in Canada.
Sep 6, 2022
In Conversation with Sophie Farkas Bolla
Today's episode is the master series that took place virtually on June 5th 2021. In conversation with Sophie Farkas Bolla editor of BEANS and ROADS IN FEBRUARY. Moderated by Jessie Anthony (writer/director of BROTHER, I CRY) They discuss the ins and outs of editing the breakout film BEANS.
Jun 28, 2022
In Conversation with Jenypher Fisher, CCE, Kelly Morris, CCE and Tim Wanlin, CCE
Today's episode is the master series that took place virtually on March 16th 2021. Veteran unscripted Vancouver editors Jenypher Fisher, CCE, (RUST VALLEY RESTORERS) Kelly Morris, CCE (HIGHWAY THRU HELL) and Tim Wanlin, CCE (HEAVY RESCUE: 401) discuss their vast knowledge on crafting factual storytelling; the importance of finding the story’s truth, it’s language, and the importance of a strong, pivotal opening that will begin the audience’s emotional journey. This panel was moderated by Showrunner, Producer, Director and Writer, Kelly McClughan.
1 hr 7 min
Jun 15, 2022
Creatives Empowered Presents: Why Anti-Racism Still Matters
In today's episode we talk with the Executive Director of Creatives Empowered, Shivani Saini. We talk about how Creatives Empowered came to be and share a panel that Creatives Empowered produced called Why Anti-Racism Still Matters. The panel includes Reneltta Arluk (Director of Indigenous Arts, BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity), Patti Pon (President and CEO, Calgary Arts Development), and Kizzie Sutton (Executive Director, Calgary Society for Independent Filmmakers). CREATIVES EMPOWERED is inspired by and embodies what is truly possible when racialized talent are empowered to thrive.
1 hr 8 min
May 17, 2022
EditCon 2021: Breaking the Mold in Series TV
This episode is part 6 of a 6 part series covering EditCon 2021 that took place virtually in February 2021. We’re currently experiencing a watershed moment for increased representation in storytelling. This year we’ve seen a wealth of stories originating from the BIPOC, LGBTQ2S and female perspectives that not only tackle tough topics surrounding mental health, addiction, sexual assault and racial prejudice, but also present powerful aesthetic and editorial triumphs. The editors behind I May Destroy You, Euphoria, and #BlackAF join us to discuss their groundbreaking work. *This episode conntains strong language
1 hr 16 min
May 3, 2022
EditCon 2021: Thrills & Chills
This episode is part 5 of a 6 part series covering EditCon 2021 that took place virtually in February 2021. The past year has brought our lives no shortage of fear-inducing moments, and yet films that offer us frights continue to be one of our greatest escapes. Join editors Michele Conroy (In the Tall Grass, The Silence, Mama), Jeff Barnaby (Blood Quantum, Rhymes For Young Ghouls), Dev Singh (Incident in a Ghostland, Backcountry) and moderator Erin Deck (Rabid) as they share their insights into crafting successful films that both entertain us and play upon our fears and anxieties. *This episode contains strong language
Apr 19, 2022
EditCon 2021: In Conversation with Jinmo Yang, ACE
Action, comedy, drama, romance, horror and thriller – Jinmo Yang’s outstanding body of work covers almost every genre in filmmaking. His mastery of pacing and tone is often on display as he rides the line between genres, from the action/comedy of LUCK-KEY to the thriller/comedy PARASITE. Whether working on or off set Mr. Yang is truly a master of his artform. Multitalented moderator Sook-Yin Lee sits with Oscar-nominated editor Jinmo Yang for an in-depth conversation about the craft of Picture Editing. Watch Jinmo's short film BANG.
Apr 5, 2022
EditCon 2021: When TV Saved Us
As the world settled into lockdown, TV entertainment went from distraction to lifeline. With audiences trying to make sense of world events, stories and characters matter more than ever. As the entertainment landscape shifts to meet an unprecedented need for engaging content delivered on-demand to an audience stuck at home, how will this change the stories we tell, and the way we tell them? The editors of some of the most binge-worthy shows reflect on how their work landed in this time and place, what the stories meant to audiences, and how that affected their process during a pandemic. In today’s episode we hear from Amy E Duddleston, ACE, Wandy Hallam Martin ACE, CCE, Laura Zempel and Stephen O’Connell. This panel was moderated by the wonderful Christopher Donaldson, CCE.
Mar 15, 2022
EditCon 2021: In Conversation with Michelle Tesoro, ACE
Today’s episode is part 2 of a 6 part series covering EditCon 2021 that took place virtually in February 2021. Michelle Tesoro, ACE, is a master of drama, intrigue and suspense. From FRINGE to THE NEWSROOM, Michelle’s work shows a range of storytelling techniques. Paul Day, CCE, and Michelle Tesoro, ACE, discuss Michelle’s work, including her most recent feat of editing an entire mini-series, THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT.
Mar 1, 2022
EditCon 2021: In Conversation with D. Gillian Truster, CCE
Today’s episode is part 1 of a 6 part series covering EditCon 2021 that took place virtually in February 2021. Working from home: has Covid-19 changed the collaboration dynamic forever, or are we just waiting to head back into the office? Stephen Philipson, CCE, and D. Gillian Truster, CCE, kick things off by sharing stories of rolling with the punches in 2020, and reflecting on how the job of editing may or may not change when the pandemic finally ends.
Feb 1, 2022
Editing SEDUCED: INSIDE THE NXIVM CULT with Inbal B. Lessner, ACE and Gillian McCarthy
Today’s episode is the master series that took place on January 12th, 2021, Editing SEDUCED: INSIDE THE NXIVM CULT with Inbal B. Lessner, ACE and Gillian McCarthy. SEDUCED: INSIDE THE NXIVM CULT is about women by women. It had women in all key positions, and they took great care in creating an environment for the cult survivors who shared their stories, in which they felt supported before, during and after filming. We discussed the ins and outs of shaping such a complex and sensitive story and the challenges that Inbal and Gillian came across in the edit suite.
1 hr 39 min
Jan 4, 2022
The Business of Freelance with accountant Brian James Taylor
In today’s episode Sarah Taylor chats with Brian James Taylor. Brian is a retired chartered accountant and also happens to be Sarah’s Dad. Sarah and Brian talk about all things tax. He shares the same wisdom that helped Sarah succeed in her freelance career with all of you!
Dec 7, 2021
Editing Unorthodox with Gesa Jäger and Hansjörg Weißbrich
This episode is the master series that took place on October 18, 2020 with the editors from the Netflix mini-series UNORTHODOX - Gesa Jäger and Hansjörg Weißbrich. Released in spring 2020, Unorthodox became one of the most popular titles on Netflix immediately after its premiere. With millions of views around the globe, this mini-series received rave reviews and eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations, culminating in a win for director Maria Schrader (Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series). This talk focused on the collaboration between the series’ two editors, and their journey in making the project a success. This master class was moderated by Sandy Pereira.
1 hr 12 min
Nov 16, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife with Dana Glauberman, ACE & Nathan Orloff
Today’s episode is the masterclass that took place at the Calgary International Film Festival on September 26th, 2021 with the editors from Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Dana Glauberman, ACE and Nathan Orloff. Dana E. Glauberman, ACE is an award-winning Film Editor known for her work on critically-acclaimed projects including JUNO, UP IN THE AIR, and THE MANDALORIAN. She has garnered recognition for her craft, receiving five ACE Eddie Award nominations, a BAFTA Award nomination, a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and three “Editor of the Year'' accolades. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE will be Glauberman’s seventh feature film partnership with director Jason Reitman. She is currently working on Disney+’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. Nathan Orloff is an editor who has worked in various positions in post production before cutting for Jason Reitman on TULLY. He’s been to a galaxy far, far away… and where no one has gone before. With his latest feature, he’s busted ghosts one frame at a tim…
Nov 2, 2021
The Business of Freelance with Lawyer Gregory Pang
In today’s episode Sarah Taylor chats with Gregory Pang. Gregory is a lawyer, registered trademark agent and notary public who has been practising since 2009 in the areas of business and intellectual property law. In 2013 he started his company RedFrame Law. Before his law career, Gregory worked in film and television for 5 years in various roles, and now counts film and television production companies among his clientele. He also co-hosts the podcast Legal Cut Pro. Gregory and Sarah talk about all things contracts/deal memos, stock licensing protocol and what to do if we don’t get paid!
Oct 5, 2021
In Conversation with Terilyn Shropshire, ACE
Today’s episode is the online master series that took place on October 13th, 2020. In conversation with Terilyn Shropshire, ACE. She provides an in-depth look at her stellar career and her collaborations, which include a 20-year working relationship with director Gina Prince-Bythewood, as well as with notable directors Kasi Lemmon, Catherine Hardwicke, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Ava DuVernay. From feature films (THE OLD GAURD, MISS BALA, THE SECRER LIFE OF BEES, LOVE & BASKETBALL, EVE'S BAYOU) to network television (WHEN THEY SEE US, Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER, SHOTS FIRED, and QUANTICO) Terilyn has had a hand in crafting some of the most revered stories on screen. This talk was moderated by filmmaker V.T. Nayani.
1 hr 5 min
Sep 7, 2021
Interview with Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with Elisabet Ronaldsdóttir. Elisabet has a killer film resume and has cut many much loved action films - Atomic Blond, John Wick and Deadpool 2 to name a few. This month she has two new films coming out - Marvel's latest Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the Netflix film Kate. Elisabet shares her career journey and so much wisdom!
Jul 6, 2021
The Editor's Cut is taking a summer vacation but we'll be back in September with loads of new episodes! In the meantime have a listen to our back catalogue and check out L'art du montage.
Jun 22, 2021
Interview with Kim French
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with Kim French the creator of Edit Girls. Edit Girls is a collection of career stories from women working in Post-Production. It began life as an Instagram page, which was founded by Kim French, and kept going with the support of Mathew White and now has a home on it’s webpage www.editgirls.org Edit Girls was born out of frustration at a lack of seeing these stories being told when Kim knew they were out there. She started her career as an editor back in 2006 and would have loved to have had this kind of insight into how other women started their journeys as editors, VFX artists, colourists and sound engineers. Kim started by reaching out to editors that she knew to share their stories but it didn’t take long for women to start approaching her wanting to share how they started their careers and give insight into their working life. It quickly became clear that this was a much-needed space and the response has been so heartwarming. Kim and…
Jun 8, 2021
Animation with John Venzon, ACE
Today’s episode is the online master series that took place on September 29th, 2020. Canadian Cinema Editors and American Cinema Editors presented a discussion with animation editor John Venzon, ACE. John Venzon, ACE is a feature film editor who works primarily in Animated Feature films. He was the lead editor on "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut", DreamWorks Animation/Aardman Pictures' "Flushed Away" Warner Animation Group's "Storks",”The Lego Batman Movie” and is currently editing a new animated feature for DreamWorks Animation. This event was moderated by Carolyn Jardina, Tech Editor at the Hollywood Reporter.
1 hr 33 min
May 25, 2021
Interview with Jane Tattersall
Today’s episode is an interview with the recipient of the CCE Career Achievement Award for 2021 — Jane Tattersall. This award is presented to a non-editor who has shown great support for Canadian editors and the editorial profession over the course of their career. Jane has been a fixture in the Canadian post-production industry for over 30 years. Her enormous support for Canadian filmmakers, from our most recognized artists to first-time storytellers, has fostered incredible growth of talent across our industry. Jane’s sound work has taken her to studios beyond Canada, including stints in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, London, LA, Skywalker, and New York. Numerous credits, nominations and awards followed and today Jane counts over 170 credits (film and television), and over 100 nominations and awards. Jane’s recent sound supervising includes THE HANDMAID’S TALE, THE NORTH WATER and 13 MINUTES.
May 11, 2021
In Conversation with Madison Thomas
Today’s episode is the online master series that took place on August 27th, 2020. In Conversation with Madison Thomas. Named one of Playback’s 2019 Five to Watch, Madison Thomas is a Writer, Director and Editor from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her work reflects her mixed cultural roots, Ojibwe, Saulteax, Russian and Ukrainian. Thomas draws inspiration from experiences growing up in the inner city and has committed herself to diverse representation in her work. This episode offers a look at a unique and impressive career in which Thomas has often taken on multiple roles and frequently edits her own work. This experience includes being a Senior Editor- as well as Researcher and Director - on four seasons of the CSA-nominated CBC / APTN series Taken, which shares the true stories of Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous women. Thomas also wrote, directed, and edited her feature film Ruthless Souls, which was selected as part of Telefilm’s inaugural Talent to Watch program, as well as…
1 hr 1 min
Apr 27, 2021
In Conversation with Nena Erb, ACE
Today’s episode is the online master series that took place on August 25th, 2020. In Conversation with Nena Erb, ACE. We discussed her television career which started as a PA in the art department of MADtv and has progressed to being an Emmy winning editor on HBO's documentary series Project Greenlight and Insecure. She has also worked on Crazy Ex Girlfriend and the Apple series Little America. We talked about her work on Insecure which landed her an Emmy win in 2020 and most recently an Eddie award nomination.
1 hr 21 min
Apr 6, 2021
L'art du montage is here!
The CCE is proud to launch the official channel of our French podcast: L'art du montage. Francophone and Francophile friends, you will finally be able to listen or re-listen to your favourite episodes of our podcast in one place. We hope you're as excited as we are. So, more than ever, don't hesitate to like, subscribe, share and even tell your friends about our new channel. L’art du montage is available wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.
Mar 30, 2021
In Conversation with Sonia Godding-Togobo
Today’s episode is the online master series that took place on August 18th, 2020: In Conversation with Sonia Godding-Togobo. Sonia is a film and television editor to know. Her rise in the industry is nothing short of prolific. After 20 years, she has acquired an assortment of credits including editing television programs for the Oprah Winfrey Network, Channel 4, The Discovery Channel, HGTV and the BBC. In this episode we discuss the award-winning CBC POV documentary Mr. Jane and Finch, a portrait of long-standing community activist and amateur documentarian, Winston LaRose. This talk was moderated by Sedina Fiati, a performer, producer, creator and activist for stage and screen. She holds a BFA in Music Theatre from the University of Windsor and is also a graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts. Sedina is very active in the Toronto media arts scene advocating for increased representation of people of colour, LGBTQ+, D/deaf and disabled artists on camera and in all creative and cre…
Mar 16, 2021
Mental Health with Rebecca Day
It’s been one year since our worlds have changed and we thought it was a good time to check in on our mental health. Sarah Taylor sits down with psychotherapist Rebecca Day to talk about our mental health as creatives in the midst of a pandemic. Rebecca Day is a qualified psychotherapist and freelance documentary producer. She founded her company, Film In Mind in 2018 to address mental health in the film industry and has spoken at festivals such as Berlinale, IDFA, Getting Real Documentary Conference, WIFT and Sheffield DocFest on the issue. She offers therapeutic support and supervision to filmmakers working in difficult situations and with vulnerable people, as well as consultancies and workshops on mental health in the film industry. Her previous feature, Becoming Animal, directed by Emma Davie & Peter Mettler was a Scottish/Swiss co-production and premiered at CPH Dox in 2018. She is currently working with the impact team on Evelyn, an intimate and poignant film about death by…
Mar 1, 2021
In Conversation with Tom Cross, ACE
Today’s episode is the online master series that took place on August 4th, 2020. In Conversation with Tom Cross, ACE. Tom and Sarah Taylor discuss his career journey from video store clerk to assistant editor to Oscar awarding winning editor. As well as his collaboration with director Damien Chazelle on the films Whiplash, La La Land and First Man. They also talked about the anticipated release of No Time to Die and what it was like working on the James Bond series.
1 hr 43 min
Feb 15, 2021
In Conversation with Jeremy Harty, CCE & Cory Bowles on the film Black Cop
This episode is the online master series that took place on July 21st, 2020. The CCE partnered with BiPOC TV and film to bring you In Conversation with Jeremy Harty, CCE and Cory Bowles about the movie Black Cop. On its release in 2017, Black Cop garnered critical acclaim as an unapologetic challenge of race and police. With a range of visuals from body cam to camera phones - dash cam to traditional camera work, Black Cop made use of multiple techniques to bring a fast paced hyper connected narrative to life. Edited by Jeremy Harty, CCE and was the directorial debut for Cory Bowles. This event was moderated by Shonna Foster.
1 hr 18 min
Feb 1, 2021
In Conversation with Mary Stephen, CCE
This episode is the online master series that took place on May 24th, 2020 - In Conversation with Mary Stephen, CCE. Born in Hong Kong and based in Paris, Mary Stephen has been working in narrative film and documentary for more than 30 years as an editor. Her work has been screened internationally at Venice, Cannes, and Tribeca film festivals. Known for her decades-long collaboration with French filmmaker Eric Rohmer, she has worked in Europe and Asia on numerous award-winning feature documentaries and fiction including Tiffany Hsiung’s The Apology, Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home, Li Yang’s Blind Mountain, Ann Hui’s Our Time Will Come and the upcoming Love After Love. This event was by moderated by Xi Feng.
1 hr 9 min
Jan 22, 2021
Edit Chats with Ken Filewych, CCE
This episode is the online master series that took place on May 13th, 2020. Edit Chat's with Ken Filewych. CCE. Ken's diverse career has included editing Joni Mitchell’s ballet The Fiddle and the Drum, Tricia Helfer’s Walk All Over Me and the legendary band the smalls reunion tour documentary Forever Is A Long Time. He has also cut over 100 episodes of Heartland - the longest running one hour drama in Canadian history on which he is currently serving as Supervising Picture Editor. Besides editing, Ken has directed dramatic television, commercials and live sports events. Sarah Taylor and Ken talk about workflow and process with an emphasis on speed and why Ken thinks being fast is part of being a great editor.
1 hr 14 min
Jan 15, 2021
L’art du Montage: Entretien avec Benjamin Duffield
Dans ce nouvel épisode, Justin Lachance, CCE s’entretient avec Benjamin Duffield. Ils passent en revue les derniers projets de Benjamin : la série télé populaire C’EST COMME ÇA QUE JE T’AIME, le documentaire RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD, ainsi qu’un film documentaire de longue haleine où il tient à la fois le rôle de réalisateur et de monteur, et sur lequel il a travaillé pendant près de 10 années, MEGALODEMOCRAT : L’ART PUBLIC DE RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER. In this new episode, Justin Lachance, CCE interviews Benjamin Duffield. They will review Benjamin's latest projects: the hit TV series C’EST COMME ÇA QUE JE T’AIME, the documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD, as well as an extensive documentary project where he plays 2 roles, director and editor, and on which he worked for almost 10 years, MEGALODEMOCRAT: THE PUBLIC ART OF RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER.
Jan 1, 2021
Interview with Liza Cardinale, ACE
Liza Cardinale, ACE is a television editor based in Los Angeles, CA. Her work spans many genres from comedy to fantasy and often features stories with complex female characters. Some of her credits include Outlander, Dead To Me which earned her an Eddie nomination, and the upcoming dramedy On The Verge. We chat about Liza’s editing journey from New York to LA and what life is like during the pandemic.
1 hr 11 min
Dec 15, 2020
Edit Chats with Kimberlee Mctaggart, CCE & Thorben Bieger, CCE
Today's episode is the online Master Series that took place on May 19th, 2020. Edit Chats with Kimberlee McTaggart, CCE and Thorben Bieger, CCE. Thorben is a CSA nominated editor who has edited several series and a number of features including The Child Remains, Heartbeat and All the Wrong reasons. Kimberlee is a Gemini award winning editor of TV series, docs, and feature films such as Blackbird and the upcoming Little Orphans. Kimberlee and Thorben have worked together on several series such as Call Me Fitz, Pure and Diggstown. They discuss their work, and what it’s like to carve out a successful editing career while working and living in Nova Scotia. This event was moderated by Amanda Mitro.
1 hr 27 min
Dec 1, 2020
Holiday Movies with Ryan Kovak
In today's episode Sarah Taylor chats with Ryan Kovak, an editor based in Toronto who at this point in his career has assisted or edited 20 holiday movies! They discuss his latest holiday movie The Christmas Setup which is Lifetime's first-ever LGBTQ+ Christmas movie.
Nov 15, 2020
Altered Carbon Q&A
This episode was our first online Master Series event that took place on April 21, 2020. It’s a panel discussion and Q & A with the editors of Netflix’s hit series Altered Carbon. Geoff Ashenhurst, CCE, Erin Deck CCE, Stephen PhilipsonCCE, and Jay Prychidny CCE discuss the creative and technical challenges of putting together the second season of one of the biggest VFX-based series Netflix has ever made. This panel was moderated by Sarah Taylor.
1 hr 41 min
Nov 1, 2020
Talking Comedy with Richard Schwadel
This episode is the zoom event that took place on May 5th, 2020. Richard is a motion picture editor whose love of comedy sparked a career that includes credits on “Loudermilk”, “Dead Like Me”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “The Simpsons” and “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse". Over the years he’s had the good fortune of collaborating with such comedy icons as David Steinberg, Nora Ephron, Jason Alexander, Penny Marshall and the Farrelly brothers. Richard’s latest project was editing fourteen chapters of the Farrelly’s, “The Now” for Quibi. This Q&A was moderated by Maja Jacob.
1 hr 26 min
Oct 22, 2020
Behind the Cut with Susan Shipton
This episode is part 4 of a 4 part series covering EditCon 2020 that took place on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Multi-award-winning editor Susan Shipton shares her vast knowledge and experience from a long career in film and network television. Susan has over 40 feature films to her credit. She has cut eight films with director Atom Egoyan (including Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter), as well as many critically-acclaimed television series such as The Book of Negroes, and The Expanse. This panel was moderated by Sarah Taylor.
1 hr 31 min
Oct 15, 2020
L’art du Montage: Rencontre avec Michel Arcand, CCE | Interview with Michel Arcand, CCE
This episode dives into the heart of the impressive career of the distinguished editor, Michel Arcand, CCE. His career is intimately linked to the history of Quebec cinema. He worked on renowned Canadian productions, as well as international productions, including one of the famous James Bond episodes: “Tomorrow Never Dies”. Cet épisode plonge au coeur de l'impressionnante carrière du monteur émérite, Michel Arcand, CCE. Sa carrière est intimement liée à l'histoire du cinéma québécois et son travail s’est illustré à travers des oeuvres incontournables au Canada, ainsi qu’à l’international, avec notamment l’un des célèbres épisodes de James Bond : “Demain ne meurt jamais”.
Oct 1, 2020
Timing is (Almost) Everything
This episode is part 3 or a 4 part series covering EditCon 2020 that took place on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. This panel explores the mechanics of making us laugh--how do you take what’s on the page and make it land? From sketch comedy to sitcoms, James Bredin, CCE from Schitt’s Creek, Marianna Khoury from Letterkenny and Baroness Von Sketch Show and Jonathan Eagan from Workin' Moms and Carter will explore what makes cutting comedy unique and particularly challenging. This panel was moderated by Elvira Kurt, comedy legend, gay icon and freakin’ national treasure!
1 hr 14 min
Sep 15, 2020
This Year in Dramatic Film
This episode is part 2 or a 4 part series covering EditCon 2020 that took place on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. There’s no formula to a festival hit, but the three editors behind the recent critically-lauded feature films Freaks, Mouthpiece, and Genesis will share how they did it. In this panel discussion Mathieu Bouchard-Malo, Lara Johnston and Sabrina Pitre talk about their process, career trajectories and what lies ahead. This panel was moderated by Justin Lachance, CCE.
1 hr 2 min
Sep 1, 2020
No Script? No Problem!
This episode is part 1 or a 4 part series covering EditCon 2020 that took place on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Massive hours of footage, tight deadlines, and no script? No problem! Elianna Borsa, Jenypher Fisher, CCE, Baun Mah and Ian Sit from the hit shows Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Yukon Gold, and In The Making share how they get to the finish line. Featuring clips from these and other top-rated and award-winning reality and factual programs, this discussion breaks down the process of cutting unscripted programming, both creatively and technically. This panel was moderated by Jonathan Dowler.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 1, 2020
Edit Chats with Daria Ellerman, CCE
This episode is the master class with Daria Ellerman, CCE that took place on March 10th, 2020 at Finalé in Vancouver. Daria has over 25 years experience working in television and films. Some of her most recent credits include the new hit series on Netflix, Virgin River, the ABC series Take Two for which she won a 2019 Leo Award and the feature film Meditation Park. This master class was moderated by Kirk Hay.
1 hr 13 min
Jul 20, 2020
The Bigger Picture: What is Anti-Oppression? With Tenniel Brown
In this episode Sarah Taylor chats with Tenniel Brown about what she offers in her Anti-Oppression courses. For over 15 years Tenniel Brown (facilitator, consultant, therapist and yoga teacher) has been working collaboratively with diverse clients to apply holistic tools to transform the impact of mental health and substance use concerns on their lives. Tenniel is a passionate anti-racism, anti-oppression and mental health speaker dedicated to improving the experiences of marginalized people in educational and mental health settings. She is founder of the Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication which specializes in providing anti-oppressive/trauma informed counselling, clinical supervision, and organizational consultation as well as customized workshops, trainings and team retreats.
Jul 15, 2020
L’art du Montage: Rencontre avec Arthur Tarnowski, ACE, animée par Isabelle Malenfant, CCE
This episode is the Master Class of Arthur Tarnowski. The event was sponsored by Annex Pro/Avid. The discussion is focusing on his last project, the first ever Quebec Netflix production: The Decline. Cet épisode est consacré à la classe de maîtres d’Arthur Tarnowski, commanditée par Annex Pro/Avid. La discussion s’articule principalement autour de son dernier projet, le premier film produit par Netflix au Québec : Jusqu’au déclin.
1 hr 7 min
Jul 1, 2020
Edit Chats with Lisa Robison, CCE
This episode is the the Q&A with Lisa Robison, CCE. Moderated by Kerry McDowall, Post Production Supervisor and Chair of the VPA. Lisa has been editing for 20 years on a variety of television and film projects. She has been recognized for her work internationally. Lisa talks about her path on becoming an editor and her aspects of editing. Lisa entered the film industry in 1989, initially working as a camera assistant and in 1995 changed careers moving into post-production. She settled into her first editing job in 1998 and she has been editing ever since. Lisa is a highly regarded editor with movie and series credits for Lifetime, Disney, Sony, Showcase, Hallmark, USA, ABC, CBC, CTV, and Grenada. Her determination and work ethic as an editor has been recognized with many nominations and awards. Lisa has been nominated for three Daytime Emmys (Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls and two for R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour), she has 10 Awards and 14 nominations. Lisa is best known for her w…
Jun 15, 2020
L'art du montage: Assistant.e monteur.se, un métier à part entière. Rencontre avec Edith Bellehumeur
We are happy to present the second episode of our Francophone version of “The Editor’s Cut” : “L’art du montage”. David Di Francesco, our podcast co-host, interviewed Edith Bellehumeur on her work as an assistant editor in Montreal. Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter le second épisode du podcast des Monteurs de cinéma canadien (CCE) : “L’art du Montage”. David Di Francesco, notre co-animateur du podcast, s’est entretenu avec Edith Bellehumeur, assistante-monteure en cinéma et télévision. Edith nous parle de son cheminement professionnel, son travail à Montréal avec plusieurs monteurs réputés, sa vision du métier d’assistante-monteure et sa transition vers le montage.
Jun 1, 2020
Moving from Assisting to Editing
This episode is the the panel Moving from Assisting to Editing that was recorded on October 16th 2019 at Finalé in Vancouver. The assistant editor is the foundation that holds the edit suite together, and is to the editor what Robin is to Batman. But you may not want to be Robin forever. How does one make the move from assisting to editing? How does Robin become the Batman? Have a listen to this informal Q&A session with Vancouver editors Justin Li and Greg Ng. Moderated by director Kaare Andrews.
1 hr 35 min
May 22, 2020
Hope in the Time of Corona
We have been thinking about our fellow editors from around the world in this unique time. In this episode we hear from our past guests and editors down south from ACE about how life is for them. We hope these messages bring you hope in these uncertain times. Thank you to the editors who contributed to this episode! Cathy Gulkin, CCE, Kevin Tent, ACE, Nicole Ratcliffe, CCE, Justin Lachance, CCE, Liza Cardinale, ACE, Daria Ellerman, CCE, Zack Arnold, ACE, Stephen Philipson, CCE, Jesse Averna, ACE, Jonathan Dowler, Lesley MacKay Hunter, Paul Hunter, Stephen Rivkin, ACE, Pauline Decroix, Scott Parker, Jane MacRae, Ron Sanders, CCE, Jillian Moul, ACE, D. Gillian Truster, CCE, Paul Winestock, CCE, Sarah Hedar, Mike Munn, CCE, Michele Hozer, CCE, Paul Day, CCE and Krystal Moss. What do you want to hear on The Editors Cut! Please send along any topics you would like us to cover or editors you would love to hear from! You can reach us at email@example.com. A special thanks goes Jane MacR…
May 1, 2020
Interview with Ricardo Acosta, CCE
In today’s episode Sarah Taylor chats with Ricardo Acosta, CCE an editor based in Toronto, Canada. He is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Member and internationally renowned Film Editor, Story Editor, Creative/Editorial Consultant. Ricardo Acosta has been awarded with an Emmy, and has been nominated several times for Genie, Gemini, CCE and CS Awards. Ricardo came to Canada from his native Cuba in 1993, where he studied and worked at the world-renowned Cuban Film Institute in Havana. He has been a fellow of the Sundance Institute (as alumnus and adviser) for several years for the Documentary Editing and Story Lab and The Composer and Sound Design Lab. His film Sembene! (2015), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Cannes Film Festival. Marmato (2014) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In this episode we discuss Ricardo’s role as a story rescuer and his work on Shooting Indians, Heman's House, The Blessing and I am Samuel.
1 hr 6 min
Apr 1, 2020
Interview with Doug Wilkinson
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with the 2019 career achievement recipient Doug Wilkinson. Doug is a post production supervisor based in Toronto and has worked on many Canadian classics like “My Secret Identity”, “Street Legal” and "The Kids in the Hall". Doug has also worked on films like “Requiem for a Dream.” and "The Shape of Water". Over those years Doug has earned the respect and friendship of many in the editing department as well as producers. His leadership has put him at the forefront of in-demand Post Supervisors and is a model by which all in editing strive to achieve. What do you want to hear on The Editors Cut! Please send along any topics you would like us to cover or editors you would love to hear from! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 15, 2020
L’art du Montage: Ziva Postec, la monteuse derrière le film Shoah
We are thrilled to present you with the first episode of our new Francophone version of “The Editor’s Cut” : “L’art du montage”. We will be sharing our French episodes on The Editor's Cut channel until 2021. At that time we will be officially launching “L’art du montage” own channel! We hope that all you francophile editors enjoy these episodes! Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter le premier épisode du podcast des Monteurs de cinéma canadien (CCE) : “L’art du Montage”. Le 7 novembre 2019, le CCE a organisé une projection du film “Ziva Postec, la monteuse derrière le film Shoah”, à l’Alliance Française de Toronto, en présence de la réalisatrice Catherine Hébert, et de la monteuse Annie Jean, CCE. Cette soirée a été animée par Paul Ruban. Nous avons le plaisir de vous partager cette belle soirée de discussion autour de ce film. Un grand Merci à Laetitia Delemarre, Mélissa Cuvilliez, Marin Stemmelen, de L'Alliance Française de Toronto,…
Mar 1, 2020
Interview with Kimberlee McTaggart, CCE
In today’s episode Sarah Taylor sit down with Kimberlee McTaggart, CCE. Kimberlee has been working in the Canadian film industry for over 30 years. She graduated from York University with a BFA in film, where she won the Dean’s Prize for Excellence and a national prize from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and TV. More importantly, she met a bunch of cool people who inspired her then and continue to do so today. Despite spending her university years in Toronto, a city she loves, she was immediately drawn back to her home province of Nova Scotia where she has carved out a varied and successful career. Kimberlee produced, directed, and/or edited several award-winning documentaries before beginning to work exclusively in post production in 1994. She also began to work exclusively on non-linear systems, glad to leave the Moviolas and Steenbecks behind! Kimberlee has edited several dramatic series such as Lexx, Gullages, Made in Canada, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Call Me Fitz, Studio Bla…
Feb 1, 2020
The A-Team: Inside the World of Assistant Editing
This episode is the the panel The A-Team: Inside the World of Assistant Editing that was recorded on October 17th 2019 at Jaxx - A Creative House in Toronto. For many post-production professionals, their introduction to the cutting room is through the world of Assistant Editing. This talk provides a deep dive into the role of the Assistant Editor across the spheres of scripted and unscripted film and television. Panelists Shelley Maclean (Master Chef Canada, Kim's Convenience, Jann Season 2), Maja Jacob (Loudermilk, Percy, Take Two), and Xi Feng (Last Train Home, The Apology) They bring a wealth of experience to this discussion on workflow, technology, collaboration and teamwork in the cutting room. The panel was moderated by award-winning editor D. Gillian Truster, CCE. This episode was generously sponsored by Jaxx - A Creative House
Jan 1, 2020
Interview with Pia Di Ciaula, CCE, ACE
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with award winning editor Pia Di Ciaula, CCE, ACE. Pia is originally from Toronto and is now based in the UK. She is a BAFTA and CCE award winning editor best known for editing Tyrannosaur, The Crown and A Very English Scandal.
Dec 1, 2019
Interview with Cathy Gulkin, CCE
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with award-winning editor Cathy Gulkin, CCE. For much of her career, Cathy has focused on long form social issue documentaries but the breadth of her talent is demonstrated with a wide ranging filmography with credits in music docs, comedy TV shows, theatrical feature films, children's programs, reality and lifestyle series. Her work has been recognized with several editing awards for such films as the classic feature documentary Forbidden Love (1992 Atlantic Film Festival), The Four Seasons Mosaic (2005 Gemini nomination, Best Editing in a Performance Program), And We Knew How to Dance (1994 Columbus, Best Documentary) and Omar Khadr: Out of the Shadows which received a 2016 Emmy nomination and won 2016 DGC Award.
Nov 15, 2019
FAST HORSE Q&A with Sarah Taylor
This episode is a Q&A with Sarah Taylor that took place in March 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta about the short documentary FAST HORSE. FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horse racing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede. The Q&A was moderated by fellow editor Brenda Terning. If you would like to see FAST HORSE there is a screening on November 20th in Toronto, Ontario at the TIFF Lightbox Theater or you can watch it on Vimeo where it recently received a staff pick.
Nov 1, 2019
Interview with Dean Balser, CCE
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Dean Balser, CCE. Dean worked on the series The littlest Hobo, Night Heat and countless dramas, comedies, documentaries and factual programs. He was at the forefront of the evolution of editing from film to digital, working on the most advanced editing platforms of the day, including being an early user of Avid systems. Dean became acclaimed not only for his editing work, but also for his role as a friend and mentor to many in the industry.
Oct 1, 2019
Meet the CCE
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with the founding members of the Canadian Cinema Editors Paul Day, CCE, Roger Mattiussi, CCE and Paul Winestock, CCE as well as the current CCE president and vice president Stephen Philipson, CCE and Jane MacRae. We discuss where the CCE came from, where we are currently and what we hope for the future of the CCE.
1 hr 24 min
Sep 15, 2019
This Year in Dramatic Film
This is part four of our four part series covering EditCon 2019. In this episode we will hear from indie feature editors Michelle Szemberg of Un Traductor, Christine Armstrong of The New Romantic and Isabelle Malenfant, CCE of Pieds nus dans l'aube. There’s no formula to a festival hit, but these three editors, each with a recent feature film on the circuit, shed light on their respective experiences. This panel discussion moderated by Lisa Grootenboer, CCE focuses on their careers in indie film, their process in editing these films, getting a festival run, and what lies ahead.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 1, 2019
Behind the Cut with Ron Sanders, CCE
This is part three of our four part series covering EditCon 2019. In this masterclass, award-winning editor Ron Sanders, CCE will be sharing insight from his career, notably his work with celebrated director David Cronenberg. Their collaboration spans 19 films, for which he won four Genie Awards for Excellence in Film Editing and three Best Editor Awards from the Directors Guild of Canada. Ron discusses scenes from Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, A Dangerous Method and Maps to the Stars. This panel was moderated by Jim Allodi.
1 hr 7 min
Aug 15, 2019
Frame by Frame
This is part two of our four part series covering EditCon 2019. Learn from Canada’s leading animation editors about the critical role they play in crafting animated films. How does the process differ from editing live action? At what point does the editor’s work start? What does the collaboration look like with team members and the director? These questions and more will be answered in this lively group discussion with Paul Hunter and Lesley Mackay Hunter. This panel was moderated by Chris Mutton.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 1, 2019
Films Making a Difference
This is part one of our four part series covering EditCon 2019. Unarmed Verses and Sgaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife) are films that have intertwined themes of social justice into compelling stories, bringing important social messages to the screen in their respective genres of narrative and documentary film. Meet editor Andres Landau and producer Lea Marin of Unarmed Verses and editor Sarah Hedar and director Helen Haig-Brown of Sgaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife). The duos behind both of these films discuss the process of collaboration, sensitivity approaching the subject matter, and what each role contributes to the crafting of a powerful narrative. This panel was moderated by Michèle Hozer, CCE.
Jul 1, 2019
The Bigger Picture: Editing & Mental Health
In this episode we are taking some time to focus on the mental and overall health of editors. Laura Di Vilioa registered psychotherapist and Zack Arnold, ACE offer us a wealth of information on how we can live happier and more productive lives both in and out of the edit suite. Laura has been working as a psychotherapist for over 25 years and her experience has taught her how best to help clients gain insight, healing and inspiration. She uses a relational approach to depth-oriented psychotherapy which facilitates deep, lasting change. Laura is based in Toronto, Ontario. Zack Arnold, ACE is an award-winning Hollywood film and television editor based in LA. You can see his work on Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Shooter and Glee, just to name a few. He is also a documentary director, and creator of the Optimize Yourself program and podcast. He helps editors work smarter and not harder so they can do the best creative work they’re capable of...without sacrificing their sanit…
1 hr 24 min
Jun 1, 2019
Interview with Jonathan Dowler
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with Toronto based editor Jonathan Dowler to talk about his exciting career in reality and competition editing. He recently won his 4th Canadian Screen Award for his work on The Amazing Race Canada!
May 3, 2019
Cutting Drake's Videos
This episode is a recording from the popular panel that took place in Toronto on April 4th, 2019 at Triangle Post! Cutting Drake’s Videos. God’s Plan, Hotline Bling, Nice for What - these music videos have hundreds of millions, if not billions of streams - and they’re being cut right here in Toronto, Canada by Canadian editors. Editors Laura McMillan, Raj Ramnauth, and Kat Webber will shed light on collaborating with world-renowned music video directors (Director X, Karena Evans) and the creative process behind some of the most watched clips on the web. Moderated by editor Jordan Hayles.
May 1, 2019
Equus - Story of the Horse
In this episode Sarah Taylor sits down with Brenda Terning, Krystal Moss and Scott Parker the edit team behind the Nature of Things series Equus: Story of the Horse. This series has been hugely successful and recently was the most awarded documentary project in Canada at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards. This included winning the Rob Stewart Award for Best Science and Nature Program. The series has also received 18 Alberta Film Award nominations. Since the recording of this episode Krystal Moss and Brenda Terning won Best Editor Non-Fiction Over 30 minutes at the Alberta Film Awards!
1 hr 14 min
Apr 1, 2019
Interview with Bryan Atkinson
In this episode Sarah Taylor interviews Toronto based editor Bryan Atkinson. Bryan has been a passionate student of film since the age of 14, and an award-winning editor of motion pictures for the last fifteen years. Sarah and Bryan talk about his time at the Vancouver Film School, the Canadian Film Centre and discuss his work on Closet Monster, Mary Goes Round and Paper Year as well as the critically acclaimed short film Hole. Check out some of Bryan's work below! Hole Heritage Minutes: Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Minutes: Jim Egan
Mar 1, 2019
The Story Behind the Edit - Drama
This episode is part two of a two part series covering the Vancouver Women in Post event that took place on June 16th, 2018. This episode features award winning drama editors Daria Ellerman, CCE, Lara Mazur, CCE and Nicole Ratcliffe, CCE as they discuss with moderator Karen Lam some of the impactful projects they have worked on in their editing careers. Daria Ellerman, CCE discusses her work on the feature film The Bird Watcher and the importance of knowing when not to cut. Lara Mazur, CCE talks about the importance of the film On the Farm. Nicole Ratcliffe, CCE shares with us a scene that she cut from the series End Game that didn't go according to plan but was a great lesson for the rest of her career. The Vancouver Women in Post series was generously sponsored by IATSE Local 891.
Feb 1, 2019
The Story Behind the Edit - Documentary
This episode is part one of a two part series covering the Vancouver Women in Post event that took place on June 16th, 2018. This episode features award winning documentary editors Erin Cumming, Carmen Pollard and Jenn Strom as they discuss their work with moderator Sharon McGowan. The Vancouver Women in Post series was generously sponsored by IATSE Local 891.
1 hr 1 min
Jan 1, 2019
Interview with Pauline Decroix
In this episode Sarah Taylor interviews Toronto based editor Pauline Decroix. Pauline and Sarah talk about her journey from Paris to now Toronto, her time at the Canadian Film Centre and her work on the feature documentary Sans Maman. Pauline shares with us some great insight into her world of editing.
Dec 1, 2018
Q&A with Sabrina Pitre
This episode is the Q&A between Sabrina Pitre and moderator Michael J. Bateman, CCE that took place in Vancouver on January 24, 2018. Michael and Sabrina discuss her work on the Disney series Mech X4, Sisters and Brothers and Freaks.
Nov 1, 2018
Crossing the 49th
This is the final episode of the EditCon series and it covers the ups and downs of working in LA. Matt Hannam, CCE, Stephen Philipson, CCE and Andrew Coutts, CCE share their experiences with Chris Mutton about cutting shows like Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods and The OA as well as indie feature films in the United States. Andrew Coutts tells us about some of the differences he found working on the LA based series Star Trek: Discovery. Matt Hannam talks about the difficulties of getting into the American unions and his work on Swiss Army Man. And Stephen Philipson explains why he chose to make the big move to a highly competitive environment.
1 hr 7 min
Oct 1, 2018
Behind the Cut with Richard Comeau
This is episode three of a four part series covering EditCon and spotlights Richard Comeau, CCE, the multiple award winning editor of Maelstrom, Polytechnique, Rebelle, 2 Lovers and a Bear and Eye on Juliet. Richard will talk to director Jim Allodi about the importance of the editor's input at script stage and about the strategies he uses when he realizes there is a better way to tell the story.
Sep 1, 2018
TV Editing in the Golden Age
This episode is part two of a four part series covering EditCon and features editors from the hugely successful TV dramas The Handsmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies and Anne and is moderated by editors Roslyn Kalloo, CCE and Teresa De Luca, CCE. Wendy Hallam Martin, CCE talks about how she approached the riveting scenes of The Handmaid's Tale. Justin Lachance and Véronique Barbe will reveal the unconventional process used in the cutting of Big Little Lies. D. Gillian Truster, CCE shares her insights on the evolving editing techniques that inspired her work on the updated version of Anne.
Aug 1, 2018
This episode is part one of a four part series covering EditCon and features multi award winning documentary editors Mike Munn, CCE, Michéle Hozer, CCE and Nick Hector, CCE as they discuss their work with moderator Jay Prychidny, CCE. Mike shares his experiences working with Sarah Polley on Stories We Tell, which investigates her family secrets. Michéle talks about the challenges of being both the director and editor of Sponsorland, her film about Syrian refugees in Canada. Nick explains how he honoured the vision of Sharkwater Extinction, after the tragic death of director Rob Stewart.
Jul 23, 2018
The Editor's Cut launches August 1st!
Episode 1 of The Editor's Cut will be released on August 1st! Here is a sample of what's to come!
Jul 13, 2018
The Canadian Cinema Editors are proud to announce The Editor's Cut! Coming Soon!