IRISH SCREEN EDITORS
We launched our Zoom social event, Social-ISE, on April 12th and we were delighted to see our colleagues and to find out what they have been up to in terms of work and life during these weird times. We will be organising more Zoom socials on a regular basis and we will contact members with details when each event has been set up. We're looking forward to chatting with you!
ISE 2021 REPORT
Launched in February 2019 Irish Screen Editors now has one hundred and thirteen members. These members represent the various genres of production, and include both editors and assistant editors. The list below represents our work since inception; more information is available on our website and via our social media channels.
Our first social occasion in March 2019 was attended by approximately one hundred editors, and afforded members and non-members an opportunity to meet up and network. Our Christmas party in December 2019 was also very well attended. Unfortunately the advent of Covid-19 put paid to plans for further meet-ups in 2020.
We have run a number of master classes for members, featuring both drama and documentary editors. These have been well attended and the feedback has been excellent from the attendees.
A number of our members have availed of informal mentorships from experienced editors. These mentorships are designed to give an insight into a working cutting room and to facilitate exposure to editors working on bigger projects.
In 2019 we partnered with Screen Skills Ireland (SSI) to design and deliver a training course for assistant editors working in documentary. We have also provided subsidies to a number of members availing of training by SSI and Skillnet.
We have initiated a dialogue with Screen Ireland regarding the perception of the editor’s role within the overall production. We have discussed scheduling of post-production as well as creating opportunities for less experienced editors to work on short film projects as well as lower budget productions. These discussions are ongoing.
We have provided advice and guidance to a number of members on an individual basis to help them in various points of conflict in their day to day work. We remain available to members to help and advise where possible.
ISE has been represented at the last two International Film Editors Forum; the first was held in Cologne in October 2019, and the second held virtually in November 2020. The forum is an opportunity for editors from different countries to meet and network with a view to increased co-operation and understanding, and the elevation of the craft.
Our website has a listing of all current members, as well as information and resources designed to aid editors in their day to day work. We have also provided advice on starting work with a new client, and a sample employment contract that can be downloaded.
ISE is a member of SGI - Screen Guilds Ireland - an umbrella organisation that represents guilds across the Irish film and television sector. We have participated in meetings hosted by SGI and SIPTU in finalising the 2021 SIPTU/SPI Crew Agreement. We continue to work with SGI and Screen Skills Ireland on ongoing projects and training developments to be launched in the coming months.
Since the first lockdown in March 2020 we have provided resources to both members and non-members to aid the transition to working from home. Looking to the future, we will continue to update these resources as new information becomes available. In the fullness of time when restrictions relax we plan to host more in-person workshops and activities.
Editor Tony Kearns presented a fascinating workshop about his contribution to the Emmy winning Black Mirror interactive film Bandersnatch on Saturday 25th January 2020 at The Element. He took us through the challenges involved in a complex interactive narrative and the resulting workflow during this hands on workshop.
More details on our Resources page.
We are delighted that our own Tony Kearns has been included in 2109's Variety Magazine's Artisans Elite list of cinematographers, costume designers and editors. This is a great recognition of his work. See the full list here.
We had a great workshop with documentary editor Mick Mahon on Saturday 27th July 2019 at Piranha Bar. Mick discussed his workflow and process in this hands-on workshop, with particular emphasis on his recent project Gaza, describing the evolution of this project from inception to completion.
More details on our Resources page.