Australian Screen Editors Guild Accreditation is a bit like an
honorary degree. Henry Dangar ASE, the first president of the guild,
described it thus:
"It is not given lightly.
It is given by editing peers and therefore has a high value attached to it.
It is an acknowledgement of a very strong body of work over a period of time.
It is an acknowledgement of an editor who has continued to pass on the craft of editing to those who want to learn.
is an acknowledgement of an editor who has continued to work actively
in promoting the values of good editing and editing practices."
For an editor to receive an ASE accreditation, it is a very high honour.
To date, the guild has accredited fifty-five editors, to see a list of their names please click here.
Applications are now open for Accreditation 2012
Members of the Australian Screen Editors Guild are invited
to apply for Accreditation.
Accreditation is the highest honour the Guild can bestow on
an Editor and is available to any Full Member whose body of work is considered
to exhibit a consistently high standard of editing as judged by the
Accreditation Sub Committee. Applicants will have at least five years industry
experience as an Editor and they will have demonstrated their ability to advocate
the role of Editors in the industry. Applicants must be current financial members of the Guild with a minimum
of two years membership.
Full members who consider they fulfil these requirements
should apply to the Accreditation Sub Committee through the national office of
the Guild by submitting a complete list of their credits as an editor,
including the year the work was completed and also indicating the titles they
consider to be their best work. In addition, they must provide three full
examples of their work, with two DVD copies of each example, an accompanying
document providing background on the works, their reasons for submitting each
and highlighting any scenes or sequences of particular note with a general DVD
timing indication. Applicants may
be asked by the Accreditation Sub Committee to submit further material if
required. All DVDs shall be
returned to applicants.
Applicants are also required to submit a short personal
statement demonstrating their willingness and ability to advocate for the role
of Editors in the industry and to advance the standards and recognition of the
Telephone contact details of two professional referees must
be included with the application.
The application fee of $25 (inc. GST) is to be paid at the
time of submission. The deadline
for applications is Friday 14th September 2012, and must be postmarked on or
before this date.
For full terms and conditions and application form please download this document.