In discussing this final and critical phase of filmmaking, we uncovered possibly the biggest work crushes in the film industry.

In this conversation, you’ll hear from: 

  • Emmy-winning editor, Taylor Mason: Editor for the psychological horror film Birth/Rebirth which premiered in the Midnight section on say one of Sundance. Mason’s previous work includes the Netflix mini-series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Pose, and the variety show A Black Lady Sketch Show, for which Taylor and her team of editors became the first all-Black team to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing.

  • Jon Philpot - Editor for the mockumentary film Theater Camp. Philpot previously worked on beloved comedy series like Hacks, Search Party, Broad City, and Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, and At Home With Amy Sedaris. 

  • Mike James Gallagher and Anthony Vanchure - Part of the sound team onOnyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman, the pair also recently worked on the biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, as well as Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me. They have also collaborated on the documentary Lucy and Desi, which earned the pair an Emmy nomination.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • Breaking story as an editor

  • The emotions of door sounds

  • Temp sound and editors hoping to impress the sound designers and vice-versa

  • Figuring out the most interesting way to keep people engaged

  • The great thing about low-budget projects 

  • Balancing the tone of a more dramatic story with moments of levity

  • The great combination of laughter and fear

  • How sound design can affect people psychologically 

  • Why it's so fun for editors and sound designers to collaborate

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