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Conversations with Film, TV, and Documentary editors.

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Conversations with Film, TV, and Documentary editors.

    ESCAPING TWIN FLAMES

    ESCAPING TWIN FLAMES

    Today on Art of the Cut we’re talking with one of the ACE Eddie winning editors of “Escaping Twin Flames,” which won the Eddie for Best Edited Documentary, non-theatrical.

    Inbal Lessner was the Executive Producer and Supervising editor. We last spoke with Inbal for Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult “Exposed” which was nominated for an ACE Eddie in 2021.

    Her other work includes the documentary,  Brave Miss World, and work on CNN’s series of “decade” defining documentaries - for which she was nominated for an ACE Eddie.  In addition to her documentary work, she was an additional editor on Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness. 

    Follow along with the transcript and great visuals, including trailers, clips, timeline screenshots and more at:

    borisfx.com/blog/aotc

    • 49 min
    HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE

    HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE

    Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking to the winner of the Indie Spirit Award for Best Editing: Daniel Garber, about his work on the film How to Blow up a Pipeline.

    Daniel’s other work includes the feature film, Cam - which was also a collaboration with his “Pipeline” director, Daniel Goldhaber. Daniel has also worked in documentary editing on films like Some Kind of Heaven, and the documentary series, Naomi Osaka. He was also an additional editor on the Sundance documentary Riotsville, USA, which we featured on Art of the Cut several years ago.

    Don't forget that you can read along with the podcast at borisfx.com/blog/aotc, where there are great timeline screenshots, images of the Premiere Productions set-up, trailers and clips!

    • 40 min
    GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE

    GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE

    Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking about Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire with editors Nathan Orloff and Shane Reid.

    Nathan’s been a guest on Art of the Cut a few times including for the last Ghostbusters - Afterlife, and also for John Wick 4.

    Shane Reid is coming from the world of TV spot editing - as you’ll hear in the interview and music videos. He’s really starting off his feature film career with this film and - amazingly - another in just a few months - Deadpool & Wolverine.

    • 46 min
    Oscar-winning documentary "20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL"

    Oscar-winning documentary "20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL"

    Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking with producer and editor Michelle Mizner about the film “20 Days in Mariupol.” It won the Sundance Audience Award, a DGA Award, a BAFTA Award, and the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Michelle was also nominated for an ACE Eddie and won a BFE Award for her editing of the film. 

    Michelle is a Sundance and Emmy award-winning documentary film editor and producer who is on staff at FRONTLINE PBS. Her other editing work includes. PUTIN’S ATTACK ON UKRAINE: 

    DOCUMENTING WAR CRIMES, the PLOT TO OVERTURN THE ELECTION, INSIDE YEMEN, and THE LAST GENERATION.

    You can read this interview along with great visual support of trailers, film clips, photos, timelines and more at

    borisfx.com/blog/aotc/

    • 51 min
    DUNE 2

    DUNE 2

    Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking with Oscar winner, Joe Walker, ACE. I interviewed Joe in person just before the ACE Eddies at his home on a rainy Los Angeles day… you may hear some of that in the background.

    Joe was one of the very first Art of the Cut guests on March 18th, 2014 - a decade ago - when he was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and an ACE Eddie for his editing of 12 Years a Slave. Since then we’ve talked about his work on Sicario - another ACE Eddie nomination - Arrival - BAFTA and Oscar nominations and an ACE Eddie win - Bladerunner 2049 - BAFTA and ACE Eddie nominations -, then Widows, then Dune - for which he was nominated for a BAFTA and an ACE Eddie and won the Oscar - , then, most recently we talked when he cut The Creator, and now - Dune 2. Eight great discussions that you should go back and have a listen to!

    Joe has a lovely ability to edit instinctively, but be able to explain where that instinct is coming from, plus, you just want to grab a beer or a cup of tea and listen - just to feel part of a great, fun conversation.

    • 38 min
    WALTER MURCH, ACE - SUDDENLY SOMETHING CLICKED

    WALTER MURCH, ACE - SUDDENLY SOMETHING CLICKED

    Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking with multi-Oscar winner, Walter Murch, ACE. I interviewed Walter in person just before his appearance at the 2024 ACE Eddie Awards to receive his Career Achievement Award - an award which was presented by his long-time friend and collaborator, George Lucas.

    Murch's career is filled with cinematic cultural touchstones.

    He was nominated for an Oscar for sound and won BAFTAS for both sound and editing on The Conversation. He was nominated for a BAFTA and an Oscar for editing Julia. For Apocalypse Now, he was nominated for an Oscar for Editing, BAFTAs for editing AND sound, an ACE Eddie … and won the Oscar for sound. In 1991 he was nominated for Oscars for both The Godfather Part II AND Ghost, and was nominated for an ACE Eddie for Ghost. For The English Patient he was nominated for a BAFTA for sound, and won a BAFTA for editing, not to mention winning an ACE Eddie and TWO Oscars for sound AND editing. He was nominated for an ACE Eddie for The Talented Mr. Ripley. He was nominated for two BAFTAs - for sound and editing - and for an ACE Eddie and an Oscar for “Cold Mountain.” He was nominated for an Emmy for “Hemingway and Gelhorn,” for which he ALSO won an ACE Eddie.  

    On top of all of this, he has been writing a book on filmmaking - actually two volumes! - with the first volume releasing later this year, focusing on editing and sound, and the second volume coming next year. Most of the following interview focuses on the thoughts and concepts outlined in that book, which is called “Suddenly Something Clicked.”



    This very special episode happens to be the 10th anniversary episode of Art of the Cut! 10 years... nearly 500 interviews.



    There is a TON of great visual content in the accompanying blog. Please listen to the podcast and follow along with the transcript at borisfx.com/blog/aotc. Many photos of Murch at the Moviola, clips from the films we discuss and more.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Patsharrison ,

Incredibly Valuable Podcast. Thank you Steve!

I discovered Art of the Cut a couple of days ago and I have quickly become obsessed. The Mission Impossible, Asteroid City, Yellowstone, and Tar episodes blew my mind with how much insightful information they packed. I’m a film student and I have learned as much if not more from one episode of this pod than I have from entire semesters of some of my classes. The podcast isn’t just educational either, it’s a real pleasure listening to Steve and his guests talk editing and film.

P.S. Jennifer Lame please come on and discuss Oppenheimer!

7kunze ,

Great and informative

Love this podcast but wish they’d interview more doc filmmakers

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