Oh my goodness Walter Murch is fab. I’ve just been to the ICA to hear him talk about ‘Return to OZ‘ which I hadn’t seen (it’s fantastic, and really quite dark) and I could hear him talk all day. He directed RtOZ but I know of him more as both a sound and film editor. He’s doing a masterclass for young film makers in April, in London at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and if I was a film maker I’d be clambering over people to go to this. I’m not sure I can justify it but I’ll see if they’ll let me in, as an enthusiastic viewer (more truthfully, listener) of films. Here he is talking about film editing, for BAFTA Guru.
I’ve read his ‘In the Blink of an Eye‘ book about film editing and film in general – I recommend it.
Frames of Representation: The Art of the Edit: A Masterclass with Walter Murch
23 Apr 2016, 4:15 pm | Cinema 1 | £8.00 to £12.00
“Frames of Representation is delighted to welcome Walter Murch, triple Oscar- and triple BAFTA-winning sound designer and editor of iconic films such as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather and The Conversation to host a masterclass on film editing.
Universally acknowledged as a master in his field, Walter Murch coined the term ‘Sound Designer’ and helped to elevate the art and impact of film sound to a new level.
In this unique masterclass, Walter Murch focuses on editing documentaries, exploring the methodology of merging fiction and documentary to explore perceived reality and human stories.
Walter Murch and his connection with the documentary film Lost and Beautiful is also explored. Murch mentored Sara Fgaier, film editor on Lost and Beautiful, for one year as part of the Rolex Arts initiative. Walter worked with Sara as he made the final edits of a new documentary, Particle Fever. This masterclass offers young filmmakers a chance to ask questions and examine the assumptions of established thinking on documentary cinema and cinema in general.”