Michael Smith Wins A.C.E. Student Editing Award
[February 16, 2013] – American Film Institute first-year Editing Fellows Steve Pristin and Michael Smith were nominated for the Student Eddie Award at the 63rd Annual American Cinema Editors Awards. Steve and Michael were two of my students this year at American Film Institute. I hope I played a small part in their success. Congratulations guys! Pictured below is Student Eddie Award Winner Michael Smith with Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight, who presented the award.
Pictured below are Steve Pristin (L) and Michael Smith (R) with Acadamy Award winning editor Michael Kahn (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan).
The American Cinema Editors (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. The objectives and purposes of the American Cinema Editors are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.
American Film Institute
On the left is the entrance to the Sony Digital Arts Center where the Editing Fellows spend the majority of their time using the institute's 17 Avid Symphony workstations, running off a brand new Avid ISIS server. On the right is the Warner Brothers' building where they attend courses and production meetings.
David Cross, Host of the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards:
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