Steve Cohen, A.C.E, one of the Hollywood pioneers in ushering in the digital age, talks to Hollywood Reinvented about the evolution of non-linear editing.
Interesting stuff with one of the influential men behind Avid Media Composer introduction into the film industry.
He's very enlightening about where the digital age is, where it's heading and the importance of Final Cut Pro in the equation. Watch the whole interview here.
''It's a 6-part interview with Emmy and Eddie Award winning editor Steve Cohen, A.C.E. Steve is a highly respected feature and television editor and a pioneer in Hollywood’s transition to digital editing. He helped create the editing department at the American Film Institute and was the first publisher of the Editors Guild Magazine. He worked closely with Avid, helping them to develop the first 24-fps editing systems and cut “Lost in Yonkers,” the first studio feature to use the Media Composer. He also edited “Teamster Boss,” one of the first Avid television movies for HBO. He subsequently demonstrated the system to the technical wing of the Motion Picture Academy, which led to Avid’s Academy Award. His new book, “Avid Agility” is an in-depth master class in Avid techniques and is the first to cover the new features in Media Composer 5. You can learn more about it on his blog Splice Here. It’s available from Amazon.''
''In the conversation, Steve is asked about his thoughts about how has digital technology changed the style of editing?How have tools like Final Cut Pro effected the editing craft? What is his opinion on why Final Cut Pro been so widely adopted? Has the introduction of low-cost edting tools helped or hurt the craft of editing? Are digital editing tools eliminating the need for editors?''
''His credits include “Before the Rains,” “15 Minutes,” “Blood and Wine,” “Material Girls,” “The Prince and Me,” “Three Wishes,” “Angie,” “Rambling Rose” and “No Man’s Land,” as well as many pilots and TV movies, including several in the Jesse Stone series. He received an Emmy for “LBJ: The Early Years,” an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for “Don King: Only in America,” and A.C.E.’s distinguished Robert Wise Award for writing about editing. He recently co-founded the Avid Editors Advisory Committee, a group of prominent editors that advises Avid about software features.''