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Avant Garde Influences Mainstream Movies

New York Women in Film and Television presented a free forum at the 49th New York Film Festival about the relationship between experimental filmmaking and the mainstream.

Panelists: Ina Archer, Independent Media Artist; Sara Driver, director and producer, whose newly restored film, “You Are Not I,” is playing at the festival; Roberta Friedman, independent producer and post production supervisor; Jon Gartenberg, independent curator and President, Gartenberg Media; and MM Serra, Executive Director, Filmmakers Coop. Moderator: Drake Stutesman, Editor, Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media.

Cutting Yourself Out of a Corner

In this panel, sponsored by EditFest NY, editors Thelma Schoonmaker, Mark Livolsi, Sabrina Plisco, David Salter, and Allan Title discuss their many problem solving experiences.

In Part I, Thelma Schoonmaker discusses her experiences in editing an improvisational scene from “Raging Bull.”

In Part II, Mark Livolsi discusses the process of cutting down an extended scene from “Almost Famous.”

In Part III, Editor Sabrina Plisco discusses how editors must shift gears and adapt to reactions from preview audiences, as she demonstrates with “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.”

In Part IV, Editor David Salter discusses the intricacies and differences of being an editor on an animated film. In this video he describes his experiences editing “Finding Nemo.”

In Part V, Writer, Producer and Editor Allan Title describes how he crafted a dramatic story out of limited footage for a pilot reality show called “Arctic Roughnecks.”

An IQ Interview with Philip Bloom (the Wrap)

FilmmakerIQ’s John Hess sits down with Philip Bloom, one of the internet’s leading sources for digital cinematography. We chat about what cameras to consider, the Red Scarlet X and his decision to withdraw his order, his career and what advice he has to give to aspiring filmmakers.

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