are a few of my favorite clips and movies which influenced
me to become an Editor
and Maude , the last scene intercuts between two seperate
time frames, to the song "Trouble" by Cat Stevens. The
intercutting between Maude's death and Harold's drive is so
effective for the audience to really get inside Harold's mind
and experience the grief as he is experiencing it. This
movie as a whole is brilliantly done.
of my favorite filmmakers whom I studied in college is Stan
Brakhage . His avant-garde films were literally
paintings on celluloid. Stan's experimental films helped
me to see how important every frame of film can be.
Many of his films were silent, yet even with silence, they
had a visual music of their own. Below is his film,
Mothlight (made in 1963) .
influential filmmaker that inspired me to become an editor
Melies. His films were some of the first in film
history to utilize special effects such as time-lapse photography,
stop camera trick, multiple exposure, dissolves. His
films influenced me to see film as a magical medium that could
be manipulated to tell any story. This film, L'homme-orchestre,
made in 1900, is one of my favorites.
first film that I remember seeing in a movie theater was Tommy.
Yes, I was 5... what was my babysitter thinking? But thanks
to her, I was exposed to something I had never seen in my
life. This was the first "music video/musical/rock opera"
that I had ever seen and I LOVED it. The scene below
was one of my favorites, with fast paced cutting and visual
elements in rhythm to the music.
Arizona is one of my all time favorite comedies.
This scene below is not only perfectly edited for its comedy
beats, but it also goes to show you that you don't always
need dialogue to make the audience laugh!
One of my all time favorite psychological thrillers is Silence
of the Lambs . This scene where Jody Foster faces
off with Buffalo Bill is by far one of the most suspenseful
"chase" scenes I've ever seen. The tension that is created
with the editing, the camera work, acting and music makes
this one of the most memorable scenes in motion picture history.