Archive: Jan 2012

OK Breathe Auralee

OK Breathe Auralee is Brooke Swaney’s NYU Thesis film. Brooke and I met through our writing professor Mick Casale who put us in touch when Brooke was looking for an editor.

My editing experiences with directors have spanned the spectrum. Fortunately this one was all the way on the fun and interesting end of the scale.

Laid out to tape yesterday. Sent it off today. Sundance!

Le Voyage dans la Lune

Air: Moon Rock on

French ambient electronica band Air impart a cosmic touch to the newly restored color edition of George Méliès’ iconic 1902 film Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon). Technically innovative at the time, Méliès’ masterpiece pioneered the use of trompe l’oeil objects, papier-mâché props and double-exposure to tell the first science fiction tale in cinema.

When you look at Méliès’ work, there is so much joy despite the incredible effort involved. The best parts of Scorsese’s Hugo had to with Méliès – a salute to a pioneer.

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