February 22, 2011
Post production honorary groups -- American Cinema Editors (ACE), the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) -- held their annual awards dinners this past weekend. Eclipsed by the upcoming Oscars, these ceremonies deserve more industry-wide recongnition. Follow the links below to see who won:
American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards:
Cinema Audio Society Awards:
Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards: film-book.com/golden-reel-awards-2011-winners-inception- micmacs- country- strong/
Congratulations to all!
Personal weekend highlights included breaking bread with dear friend and music editor extraordinaire David Bondelevich, and participating in a Facebook exchange about whether my editing guru, the ever amazing Paul Hirsch, was “hard to work for.” Eddie Award winner (for an episode of "Modern Family") Jonathan Schwartz had said as much during his acceptance speech, while thanking Paul for being an inspiration. The verdict: Mr. Hirsch, editor of "Star Wars," "Ferris Beuller's Day Off," "Ray" and a long list of other deservedly iconic films, is a rigorous, demanding mentor and also as witty as can be.
It was also quite enjoyable to hear CAS Career Achievement honoree Jeff Wexler, at a "meet the winners" gathering, discuss unique work methods of directors for whom he’s recorded, including Hal Ashby and Cameron Crowe.
And, as always, it was a genuine pleasure to chat with the prodigiously talented and generous Tom Fleishman, CAS winner for Outstanding Achievement in Mixing for a TV Series ("Boardwalk Empire") and an old friend. Tom has mixed some of the most acclaimed motion pictures of the past 30 years, among them “Silence of the Lambs,” “Malcolm X” and “Goodfellas.” He’s currently working on a documentary that, even with his astonishing resume, must make him pinch himself to make sure he’s not just dreaming. I hope to interview Tom in this space when his work on that film, Martin Scorcese’s “Living in the Material World,” is completed.