I had a great time last week attending 92YTribeca to interview Tim Squyres on his editing work and challenges of working for Bob Altman on Gosford Park.
Squyres gave an enthusiastic account on the complex challenges of editing for that great and unique artist (no standard shot/reverse shot structure for Altman, of course, but constantly prowling cameras that left Tim digging for matching shots and cut-aways..sometimes he found them, sometimes he had to invent something).
Bobbie O’Steen, an author of two well-received books on editing, ably set up explanations of Tim’s puzzle piece. By giving his work more context, she gave a good sense of the real challenges laying behind the hidden work of an editor.
My story for the Editor’s Guild website, which includes Bobbie’s helpful explication of several of Tim’s edit decisions, can be found here.