Editor Michael Kahn, ACE Discusses the Most Difficult Scene to Cut from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Manhattan Edit Workshop presents: Sight, Sound & Story - Michael Kahn, ACE on Raiders of the Lost Ark. From the panel "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O'Steen," at "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, 2014. Michael Kahn, ACE has won three Academy Awards® for his editing of films directed by Steven Spielberg: "Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." He has also received nominations for "Lincoln," "Munich," "Fatal Attraction" (for which he won a British Academy Award), "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Empire of the Sun.' Kahn has worked on a wide variety of films, including "Jurassic Park," "Amistad," "War Horse," "Alive," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "Minority Report," 'The Color Purple," "The Goonies," "Poltergeist, War of the Worlds," and "The Adventures of Tin Tin." He also won an Emmy for his work on the miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin." Up until his last few projects, Michael was one of the last editors to consistently use actual film to edit when he collaborated with Spielberg. In 2011, he became the recipient of the American Cinema Editors's Lifetime Career Achievement Award. About the moderator Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books about editing entitled "Cut to the Chase" and "The Invisible Cut." O’Steen is currently partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop for her series “Inside the Cutting Room," and she also moderates panels for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest. To find out more information on her speaking events go to: http://www.bobbieosteen.com/. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (later marketed as “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” and often referred to simply as “Raiders”) is a 1981 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It was produced by Frank Marshall and Howard Kazanjian, executive produced by George Lucas, written by Lawrence Kasdan and based on a story of George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. Starring Harrison Ford, it was the first installment in the Indiana Jones film franchise to be released, though it is the second in internal chronological order. It pits Indiana Jones (Ford) against a group of Nazis who are searching for the Ark of the Covenant, which Adolf Hitler believes will make his army invincible. The film co-stars Karen Allen as Indiana's former lover, Marion Ravenwood; Paul Freeman as Indiana's nemesis, French archaeologist René Belloq; John Rhys-Davies as Indiana's sidekick, Sallah; Ronald Lacey as Gestapo agent Arnold Toht; and Denholm Elliott as Indiana's colleague, Marcus Brody. Master Storyteller Sponsor: HP Z Workstations are a leading platform for 4k, 6k, and 8k Video Editing, Film Production, TV, Broadcast, Post-Production, 3D Animation and VFX – offering extreme performance with maximum reliability, serviceability and support. Powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, HP Z Workstations are certified for many of Adobe, Autodesk, The Foundry, and Avid’s professional applications. Award-winning HP DreamColor displays are used by many of the world’s leading studios. http://www.HP.com/go/me "Sight Sound and Story" is an annual event presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop that brings audiences "behind the scenes" with legends of visual storytelling. Each year the one day summit brings together a collection of diverse and intriguing high-profile speaker series to discuss the evolving world of post-production. Panels topics include the art and processes of editing film & television, exploring ground-breaking interactive media, experiencing the magic of feature sound design, taking a look at the vital roles of the VFX artist, and deconstructing key scenes from fiction and documentary favorites Like us on Facebook at Sight, Sound & Story: https://www.facebook.com/InsideCuttingRoom?ref=bookmarks Follow us on Twitter: @SightSndStory / https://twitter.com/SightSndStory Manhattan Edit Workshop is a New York Film Editing School offering a full range of basic to advanced manufacturer certified training courses, from the Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Apple products to the complete suite of Adobe applications. More information about Manhattan Edit Workshop and the classes offered visit: http://www.mewshop.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @MEWshop / https://twitter.com/mewshop Like us on Facebook Manhattan Edit Workshop: https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanEditWorkshop Friend us Manhattan Edit: https://www.facebook.com/mewshop Featuring a clip from "Raiders of the Lost Ark” TM & © Paramount Pictures (1980) "The Raiders of the Lost Ark". n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raiders_of_the_Lost_Ark #mewshop #mewtube #SSS14 #SSS2014 #ITCR