Today we’re please to present our interview with Alan Edward Bell, ACE, one of the most talented and versatile feature film editors working today.
After becoming one of the earliest adopters of non-linear editing technology and a successful assistant editor, Alan went beyond Media Composer to master a variety of visual effects software packages, ultimately becoming a VFX supervisor and creating his own VFX company.
His deep knowledge of technology and love of the craft has served him well. With credits such as “500 Days of Summer,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” “The Amazing Spider Man” and two of the “Hunger Games” Trilogy, he is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand editors.
Thank you Alan for taking the time to share with us some of your insights into both the craft and the business of feature film editing. This interview is a treasure trove of knowledge for anyone interested in a career in post.
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