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Mark Livolsi, ACE Discusses the Process of Cutting Down an Extended Scene from "Almost Famous"

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EditFest NY 2010 "Cutting Yourself Out of a Corner" Part II - Mark Livolsi, ACE. For more information go to editfest.com. Mark Livolsi is an American film editor. He is primarily known for his work on the hit comedies Wedding Crashers (2005) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006); for each film, Livolsi was nominated for an ACE Eddie Award. His most recent film as editor is the hugely successful football drama The Blind Side. Livolsi's first film editing credit was for Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001), with Joe Hutshing. Livolsi had worked as an associate editor with Hutshing and Saar Klein on Crowe's previous film, Almost Famous (2000), whose editing was recognized by an Academy Award nomination. By the time he worked on Almost Famous, Livolsi had extensive experience as an assistant film editor, including four of Woody Allen's films that were edited by Susan E. Morse; Livolsi acknowledges Morse, David Brenner, Alan Heim, and Hutshing as his educators and mentors. Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe, telling the coming-of-age story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone magazine while on the road with a fictitious 1970s rock band named Stillwater. The film is semi-autobiographical, Crowe himself having been a teenage writer for Rolling Stone. The film received positive reviews, but failed to break even at the box office. It received four Oscar nominations, with Crowe winning one for best original screenplay. It also earned the 2001 Grammy Award Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. Roger Ebert hailed it the best film of the year. ACE, American Cinema Editors (http://americancinemaeditors.org/) ACE is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing. Manhattan Edit Workshop is a New York Film Editing School offering a full range of basic to advanced manufacturer certified training courses, from the Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Apple products to the complete suite of Adobe applications. Manhattan Edit Workshop's mission is to provide the highest quality education for filmmakers and editors. Focusing on both the art and technology inherent to our craft. We foster a "learn by doing" approach in an atmosphere where mistakes are encouraged as part of the process and the only "silly" question is the one that isn't asked. More information about Manhattan Edit Workshop and the classes offered visit: http://www.mewshop.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @MEWshop / https://twitter.com/mewshop Like us on Facebook Manhattan Edit Workshop: https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanEditWorkshop Friend us Manhattan Edit: https://www.facebook.com/mewshop Mark Livolsi. n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Livolsi “Almost Famous”. n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almost_Famous Featuring a clip from "Almost Famous” TM & © Vinyl Films (2000) Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures (2000)