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Your Cutting Room View

April 29th, 2011
  • Misha Tenenbaum

Misha Tenenbaum, editor, FCP trainer, editing teacher. Burbank, CA.

Misha cuts films and TV shows. His latest gig was a day on the Conan O’Brien show. Here’s a clip:

Recently Misha presented a webinar for which you can view here:

For the webinar Misha used footage from Handicapped John, a short comedy he co- created & edited as examples in the webinar. You can see it here:

Misha’s latest venture is selling the dailies from Handicapped John for $30. He thinks students and editors-in-training could get good editing practice from cutting the film the same one he demos in the webinar. “They could also use the finished cut for their reels,” he wrote me. Contact Misha if interested at the e-address below.

This past fall Misha was hired as an additional editor on Sofia a feature with Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland, and Timothy Spall which he edited at Nu Boyana studio in Bulgaria. Here are a couple of photos he took.

/Bulgarian Film Studio Signs
/Bulgarian Film Studio Building

Contact Misha at:

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Your Cutting Room View

March 27th, 2011
  • Andika Duncan

Andika Duncan, shooter-writer-preditor, Dallas, TX.

How Andika describes her work

I specialize in Internet marketing videos. I create online marketing videos for mostly small business websites. My latest project was a real estate agent’s profile video. I help with script writing, film the shots, and edit the video.

What Andika says about her work

I am passionate about helping people succeed in their small businesses. You have to know what triggers people to buy or to do business with an individual or a company. Video is the perfect tool to create credibility, showcase your talent and distinguish yourself from the competition.

I like the creative side of video making. I am still learning new things every day and that is what keeps me going. Also, I enjoy making new connections and meeting new people from all kinds of backgrounds.

Contact Andika at: 646-9ANDIKA

Twitter: @Andiqa

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Your Cutting Room View: Shedding light on editors for over a year

October 13th, 2010

“I see you.”

Neytiri in Avatar

I want to see you – here! If you’re do any kind of editing – picture, sound, assisting, VFX, negative – on any kind of piece – student, infomercial, feature, doc, drama, etc. – I would love to post a photo of you in your cutting room, wherever it is. Feel free to send any kind of photo:  professional, arty, funny, etc. Here’s an example:

  • David Mallory

David Mallory, Independent editor, Bellingham, Washington.

Contact him at:

My intent here is to bring us editors out of the shadows. What better way to bring editors out from the shadows than to throw a light on us in our cutting rooms? See past entries in the right hand column on this page. The most current photo stays on top until I post the next entry which occurs immediately. When I get a flurry of photos I hold off for a 2-3 weeks so each person gets a good amount of time at the top of the scroll.

It’s a good way to promote yourself as you can list your email, website, etc. Send in your photo and info by clicking here or clicking on the hyperlink under Your Cutting Room View on the right at any time.

We all look forward to seeing you.

Your cutting room view

Your Cutting Room View

April 15th, 2010

Sandip Mahal

Sandip Mahal, London, UK, working on a playout for the executives.

Sandip writes, “The person in the monitor’s story is being trapped and isolated from civilisation… i can relate…”

Latest project: “i am about to embark on a totally independent crazy shooting spree filming myself and my friend as we hit all the open mic venues and create an improvisational story based on two guys who beg borrow and steal stage time…”

Contact Sandip via his website at:

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Your Cutting Room View

January 25th, 2010

Susan Ades

Susan B. Ades, Editor, NY, NY in front of her home editing suite.

Latest project: NRITYAGRAM: For the Love of Dance, a short documentary, screens January 25th at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival. Susan emailed me that “It was truly a joy to work with the director, a long time dance photographer and reviewer for the New York Times, Nan Melville, and the film and subject were simply gorgeous.”

The movie is about, well, Alastair Macauley says it best in his review in the NY Times: “Nrityagram was built in India in recent years as a dance village by Protima Bedi, a vivid socialite who changed her life when she became an enthusiast for the Odissi genre of Indian dance. Yes, a dance village! Fabulous idea; glorious – though modest and practical – fact. Many intelligent points are made, and much of the dance footage, not least during the closing credits, is spellbinding. I wanted the film to be twice as long.”

Contact Susan at:
Putting It Together Editing
310 West 94th Street #5A
NY, NY 10025

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Your Cutting Room View

November 13th, 2009

Vickie Rose Sampson

Vickie Sampson, Supervising Sound Editor, Director, Writer, Shadow Hills, CA, with dog Pinky.

Latest projects: Supervising ADR editor on Wes Craven’s 25/8.

Winner of Harley-Davidson’s 2009 “Bikes, Camera, Action!” film contest for her short, Her Need for Speed, which she wrote and directed.

Contact Vickie at:

Your cutting room view

Your Cutting Room View

October 22nd, 2009

Ed Abroms, Burbank, CA, on location in Lowell, MI.

Latest projects: The Genesis Code (movie) and Eureka (TV series). Creating a webisode series with post supervisor/wife Terra Abroms.

Editor's Guild Magazine CoverEd is an independent picture editor who has cut using Skype and Sync View who considers himself “…lucky to be employed in these times!” Read more about him in the current issue of The Editor’s Guild Magazine.

Contact Ed at:
Web site:

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Your Cutting Room View

October 5th, 2009

David Mallory

David Mallory, Bellingham, WA in his home office.

Latest project: Wife After Death, shot on RED ONE in 4k and edited using Sony Vegas Pro software.

“It was a 48-hour film competition which meant if something could go wrong, it did,” David wrote. “But being involved in every step of the process – from brainstorming on initial story ideas, to assisting on-set, to working with the director on edits – was fantastic.”

Contact David at

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Spotlight on the editor

September 14th, 2009

“Ignore the little man behind the curtain.”

Wizard in Wizard of Oz

To bring editors out from behind the curtain, this post introduces what I intend to be a regular feature: Your Cutting Room View. What better way to bring editors out from the shadows than to throw a light on us in our cutting rooms?

So send in your photos! Whether you’re an assistant or apprentice editor, a student editor, visual FX or sound FX editor, an editor of movies, TV, YouTube, docs, infomercials, etc. – as long as you toil in a cutting room, you’re in!

Feel free to be as professional or zany as you like. Submit your entry here.

Here’s the first entry:

Les Perkins, Glendale, CA. Owner of LesIsMoreProductions, he cuts on a professional grade FCP and has won 60 awards Producing/Editing/Directing/Writing bonus features for DVDs. Learn more about Les at

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