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eDIT 8 Highlights DI & Editing

As part of the The Visual Effects Societys events for eDIT 8, the Filmmakers Festival, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, from Oct. 911, 2005, will highlight digital intermediate (DI) and digital editing.

The panel How the Digital Intermediate serves Filmmaking unites distinguished professionals from different areas of film production to share their experience with the medium and discuss the use of intermediates in practice. Panelists include Gavin Finney, bsc is DoP; Ted Gagliano, vp of FOX postproduction; Alex Ho, producer (HOTEL RWANDA); Michael Underwood, colorist (HOTEL RWANDA); and Henning Raedlein of arri tv. The panel will be hosted by Carolyn Giardina on Oct. 10. Regarding HOTEL RWANDA, Ho and Underwood will describe the practical problems that came up and their solutions in great detail.

Also on Oct. 10, experienced editors will discuss the latest developments and the classical art of editing. Panel includes Mathilde Bonnefoy (RUN LOLA RUN), Alex Shuper (, Herve Scheid (AMÉLIE) and Peter Przygodda (DONT COME KNOCKING). eDIT 8. The Filmmakers Festival is a project of the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts, the regional initiative Hessen-Media, the Hessian Institute of Private-Sector Broadcasting (LPR Hessen) and the City of Frankfurt, under the patronage of Udo Corts, Hessian Minister of Science and the Arts. It is produced in partnership with the Visual Effects Society and sponsored in part by Apple, Adobe, Maya and MotionBuilder.

Founded in 1997, the Visual Effects Society ( is a professional, honorary society, dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of visual effects and to improving the welfare of its members by providing professional enrichment and education, fostering community and promoting industry recognition. The VES is the entertainment industrys only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners, including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of about 1,250 global members, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.

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