Interview with Editor Tod Modisett (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Bachelor)

It was a privilege to chat with the talented editor Tod Modisett on the art of editing. Matthew Toffolo: You have edited many television shows. Do you have a favorite experience? Tod Modisett: The best experience is when you understand the show you’re working on. You get the director or the producer, and he or… Continue reading Interview with Editor Tod Modisett (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Bachelor)

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Interview with Editor Sarah Lucky (Grace and Frankie)

It was a pleasure having editor Sarah Lucky answer some questions on the editing process and the art of being a great editor.  Matthew Toffolo: Tell us about the GRACE AND FRANKIE experience? How is editing the show?   Sarah Lucky: I can’t say enough good things about my experience on Grace and Frankie.  The… Continue reading Interview with Editor Sarah Lucky (Grace and Frankie)

Interview with Supervising Sound Editor Wylie Stateman (The Hateful Eight, Home Alone, JFK)

Wylie Statement is a gem. It’s a simple as that. This is truly one of my favorite interviews. In my subjective opinion, it’s a must read for anyone in the industry and for those attempting to get into the industry. His answers were entertaining, educational, and there is a theme that ties it all together. See if you can figure it out. Hope you enjoy.

Interview with Editor Valerio Bonelli (The Martian, Philomena)

If you’re interested in storytelling, this is the interview for you. Editor Valerio Bonelli has edited over 30 films in the last 20 years, working with some of the top directors, including many collaborations with Ridley Scott (The Martian, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, and the Oscar winner Gladiator), and Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Program). In… Continue reading Interview with Editor Valerio Bonelli (The Martian, Philomena)

Interview with Editor Allyson C. Johnson (The Get Down, The Wire, Monsoon Wedding)

Get a job in a cutting room, any job doing anything. It’s important to be exposed to the process as much as possible and to meet people in the business. If you’re an assistant already cut scenes on your own in your spare time using the footage for the show you are working on so you can get some practice and show them to the editor and ask for pointers. Learn the AVID.

Interview with Editor Greg D’Auria (Star Trek Beyond, Fast & Furious 6)

Greg D’Auria is very modest as you’ll see when you read this interview. He’s a wealth of knowledge and an amazing storyteller – as he seems to be the last to know this! He has worked in the editorial department on over 30 productions in the last 20 years. His list of credits include: Star… Continue reading Interview with Editor Greg D’Auria (Star Trek Beyond, Fast & Furious 6)

Interview with Editor Tia Nolan (How to be Single, Friends with Benefits)

Chatting with Tia Nolan about the craft of editing was a pure joy. Her recent credits include: How to be Single (2016), Angie Tribeca season 2 (2016), Annie (2014), Friends with Benefits (2011), The Woman (2008), and Bewitched (2005). She is a wealth of knowledge in the art of making a great comedy – as you’ll learn… Continue reading Interview with Editor Tia Nolan (How to be Single, Friends with Benefits)

Interview with Oscar Winning Editor Alan Heim (All That Jazz, Network)

Alan Heim is an Oscar & Emmy winning editor. Many will say that he’s one of the greatest editors in the history of cinema. All you need to do it watch “Network” (1976), and “All that Jazz” (1979) to see the uniqueness of his talent. If you haven’t seen those films I highly suggest you do because they… Continue reading Interview with Oscar Winning Editor Alan Heim (All That Jazz, Network)

Interview with Emmy Winning Editor Geoffrey Rowland (Path to 911, The Young Messiah)

There was a “Cagney & Lacey” episode in 1984 called “Heat”. It was about a hostage situation. The producer of the show called it a movie that was also a TV episode. I’m very proud of that episode because the director Karen Arthur won an Emmy for it. The first time a female won a Best Directing Emmy.

There was a scene where someone gets shot in the episode and instead of showing them get shot down, I focused on the reaction of the husband and let the sound of the gun and his face tell us what happened. That’s editing!