We had a great workshop with Mick Mahon on Saturday 27th July at Piranha Bar. It's rare you get the opportunity to see how a documentary like Gaza comes together, and Mick was remarkably generous in sharing with those lucky few attendees how the whole process worked. Many thanks to Piranha Bar for being such generous hosts for the day. You can read a report of the workshop here.


Gaza was released in Irish cinemas on Friday August 9th.


Our workshops are open to all ISE members, so if you'd like to attend in the future you should get your application in now! All the information you need is on the Membership page.



Our first training workshop took place this on Saturday June 8th, with Stephen O'Connell talking drama, with the lucky attendees being treated to his insights on story and structure. We'll have a longer report on the day soon. Many thanks to Element Post for providing the venue and the cupcakes.



The ISE Mentoring Scheme is designed to provide up-and-coming editors with an opportunity to experience how more experienced editors work. This scheme differs from “assistant” placements or “work experience” in that the mentee is not expected to contribute to the work of the edit suite: they are there to see how the mentor works, how they approach their day, and how they deal with directors and producers over the course of that day.


The format of the mentoring is built on observation and dialogue. The recipient of the mentoring will spend two days in the edit suite of the mentor as they work. The setup is informal, and intended to be be unobtrusive; it is vitally important that the mentor’s work should not be compromised by the presence of the mentee. Further information is available here.


The first participant in the scheme was Dave Thorpe who spent time with acclaimed editor Tony Cranstoun A.C.E. and has written a piece about his experience observing Tony at work.