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17-10-2003, 04:32 PM
Seems that Avid are no longer sponsoring ASE.
This is a pity; not only have they been sponsors for a long time, many editors think that they more than any other company have a responsibility to support the very people that support and demand their products.
What do you think??
That seems a terrible shame. Here in the UK the local Avid office are very supportive of editors. When I've run training sessions at the National Film School, Avid have kindly provided machines for use by the pupils. The Avid User group has always been a dynamic and helpful organisation, with seminars, training courses and a newsletter.
Let's hope this is a short term blip and the the Aussie office get back on board with ASE.
30-10-2003, 11:59 PM
Darren, what exists in Britain in the way of Editor's Guilds? Are you involved in any way? How do they function - with sponsors??
A few years ago I did track down an organisation which from memory is called "The British Film Editors Guild." They sounded quite small and a bit posh - but I'm not proud so I sent in an application...only to be told that I didn't qualify!
There is, of course, the wonderful BAFTA, who support all crafts in the industry. I've been on the judges panel for BAFTA to determine "Best Documentary Editing", which was a lively and entertaining afternoon's debate. Recently I saw Walter Murch speak at BAFTA about his editing experience on features such as "Apocolypse Now", "The Godfather", "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "The English Patient" - to mention a few! An inspiring 2 hours.
Then there's also the Royal Television Society and the British Film Institute. I confess as to complete ignorance as to the funding arrangements of these bodies.
Meanwhile Avid UK continue to impress, with a series of open evenings to demonstrate "Nitris", the latest incarnation of the DS compositing box. As opposed to "Nitrous", that just makes you laugh for a bit.
12-11-2003, 06:01 PM
Has anyone asked them why they no longer are supporting ASE?
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