Disney Digital Studio Services was honored to host an editing workshop for the Academy Gold Program on Saturday July 13th, 2019.
The workshop took place on the Disney Studio Lot at Riverside Editorial, one of the highest-tech editing facilities in the industry designed specifically with the filmmaker in mind.
The day began with 7 Academy Gold students meeting acclaimed Editor Troy Takaki and Assistant Editor Kelly Soll to receive their editing task: review 30 minutes of dailies and then break off to cut the scene.
Each Academy Gold participant then received their own editorial bay with an Avid set up and got to work! All feeling the inspiration of the last project to use this space, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The editing workshop was a fantastic opportunity and a challenge for the students. While a few were familiar with Avid, others had never experienced working on an Avid nor had ever edited a scene before. Under the guidance of Kelly, Troy, and support from each other, the Academy Gold students pieced together their scene.
The workshop finished with editing veteran William Goldenberg and Assistant Editor AJ Francois joining the students. The mentors watched the different cuts, gave incredible feedback, and shared valuable career experiences. The day concluded with a productive lunch discussing how to break into the industry and answering questions the students had.
Disney Digital Studio Services was honored to be a part of this workshop and will continue to support the Academy Gold Program for years to come.