The Norwich Film Festival had the pleasure of catching up with the brilliant Hollywood Film Editor Jeremiah O'Driscoll (J O'D). His editing credits include: The Polar Express (2004), A Christmas Carol (2009), Flight (2012), The Walk (2015), and most recently Allied (2016). Jeremiah has also contributed his editing skills on films such as Addams Family Values (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), The Birdcage (1996), Contact (1997), What Lies Beneath (2000) and Cast Away (2000). Having worked on numerous Hollywood Films we were thrilled to speak with him about his experiences working in the Film Industry.
(Photo Credit: Jennifer Gregori)
Here is Part 1 (which is FULL of valuable insights and advice!) Part 2 will follow later this month!
J O'D: First, I would just like to note an ironic truth. I've not made a film of my own, short or otherwise, since I was in my third year of undergraduate study at NYU. That would be 1983. Just wanted to clear the space. In this regard I may be the least accomplished person to read these pages so all I can say to your audience is: keep doing what you are doing... Cinema needs you! [Read more...]