Monty DeGraff, ACE worked in post-production for 9 years before he met another black person. He’s an uplifting voice to mentorship & diversity in Hollywood.
Be nice. Could it possibly be that simple? In Hollywood, it seems “nice guys finish last” – untrue. Jesse Averna shows us how compassion leads to success.
Director, editor, and mentor Susan Vaill, ACE discuss with Zack Arnold, ACE the many pitfalls, politics, and unanswered questions that must be answered once a new editor has made the transition from being an assistant.
Mega director/writer/producer Dennie Gordon talks with Zack Arnold, ACE about all of the various scenarios and contingencies necessary for Hollywood to start rolling cameras again…and what we can do in the meantime.
Assistant editor Richard Sanchez found himself working on the same projects over and over that led his career nowhere. Then Richard decided it was time to create career opportunities instead of wait for them.
TV Editor Monica Daniel joins the Optimizer community Q&A to discuss how to provide value to others but also get paid for that value instead of giving everything away for free.
You think you’ll get a million things done during your next hiatus…then when it comes you get nothing done. Learn how to be more productive during your next hiatus from film/tv editor Debby Germino.
Learn the most common mistakes people make when reaching out to potential mentors, colleagues, & people they want to work with… and what to fix to skyrocket your response rate.
Academy-nominated editor Dody Dorn, ACE shares her insights on mentorship as well as her candid story about transforming her health and her mindset to survive the brutal realities of editing blockbuster films.
Learn how to network and build the right relationships, even if you don’t know anyone…or in Evita’s case didn’t even speak English well to start.
Here’s a hard truth few are willing to admit: Pigeonholing is not an accident. As frustrating as it might be to believe, “I keep getting …
Roger Barton has edited and worked on some of the most iconic films of a generation such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, World War Z, …
Becoming an AE (assistant editor) isn’t the only path to editing scripted television. Learn more in my conversation with experienced reality editors Phil Habeger and Toni Ann Carabello as they explore their options.
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an indie editor is the best route for Wellington Harrison in part 2 of this podcast interview.
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an assistant was the best route for Chris Cavanagh in part 1 of this podcast interview.