Editor Michael Kahn, ACE Discusses the Use of Slower Cuts in a Scene from "Jurassic Park"
Manhattan Edit Workshop presents: Sight, Sound & Story - Michael Kahn, ACE on "Jurassic Park." 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/. "Jurassic Park" is an American media franchise consisting of novels, films, comics, and video games centering on a disastrous attempt to create a theme park of cloned dinosaurs. It began in 1990 when Universal Studios bought the rights to the novel by Michael Crichton before it was even published. When an incident results in the death of an employee, Jurassic Park owner John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) brings in three specialists to sign off on the park to calm investors. The specialists, paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill), paleobotanist Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), are surprised to see the island park's main attraction are living, breathing dinosaurs, created with a mixture of fossilized DNA and genetic cross-breeding/cloning. However, when lead programmer Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) shuts down the park's power to sneak out with samples of the dinosaur embryos to sell to a corporate rival, the dinosaurs break free, and the survivors are forced to find a way to turn the power back on and make it out alive. The film also stars Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, and Samuel L. Jackson. 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 ACE, American Cinema Editors (http://americancinemaeditors.org/) ACE is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing. Featuring a clip from "Jurrasic Park" TM & © Universal Pictures (1993) "Jurrasic Park". n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 17, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Park