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An Afternoon with Oscar-nominated Editor Tim Squyres, ACE

New York


Training/Technology

Editor on Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee), Unbroken (Angelina Jolie),  Syriana (Stephen Gaghan), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Taking Woodstock (Ang Lee), Gosford Park (Robert Altman) and Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme).

Join Oscar-nominated editor Tim Squyres for an examination of the films he’s cut and the challenges and lessons learned from each. Specific topics will include cutting action vs dialogue, finding motivation for cuts, organization techniques, dealing with the levels of bureaucracy involved in big studio films, working with visual effects, sound editing for picture editors, and 3D editing.



Tim Squyres has edited 23 narrative feature films, including 13 for director Ang Lee. Four have received Oscar nominations for Best Picture: Life of Pi, Gosford Park, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Sense and Sensibility. Other films include UnbrokenRachel Getting MarriedSyrianaThe Ice Storm, and The Wedding Banquet. His work has received two Oscar nominations for editing.  He also edited a wide variety of television and music video projects, and his documentary work includes collaborations with Bill Moyers, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney, and George Butler.  He has been editing in Avid Media Composer since 1992, and is currently cutting Gemini Man for Ang Lee, their third film shot in native 3D and their second shot at 120fps.