NFMLA Panel: Heroes of the Editing Room: A conversation with Elisabet Ronal

November 20, 2020 03:00pm PST - 04:30pm PST

Learn what goes into editing some of the biggest action films such as John Wick and Atomic Blonde to cutting the story of a hero with Marvel’s Deadpool 2 and upcoming, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with Film Editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir.

About Elisabet Ronaldsdottir

Film Editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir was born and raised in Reykjavik Iceland. She graduated from the London Film School in 1990 and since then has edited over 40 feature films, television programs, documentaries, as well as an animated feature film.

Her award-winning editing work has also included active industry participation including as a founding member and two-term inaugural chairwomen of Women in Film & Television Iceland (WIFT Iceland). She is a member of both the European Film Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Elisabet is a member of ACE, the American Cinema Editors. She sat on the board of the Icelandic Producer´s Guild as well as served as chairwoman of The Icelandic Film & TV Academy. Since 2007 Elisabet has been a board member of the prominent Filmmakers at Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF).

She is best known for her collaboration with film director David Leitch (‘John Wick’ & ‘Atomic Blonde’ and ‘Deadpool 2”) and Baltasar Kormakur (‘Jar City’ & ‘Contraband’) and she is currently working on ‘Shang-Chi’, for Marvel.

About Scott Arundale – Moderator

Scott Arundale has over twenty years experience as editor and producer of filmed entertainment in Hollywood.

He produced and edited the Baz Luhrmann music video EVERYBODY’s FREE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN which aired on MTV and VH1, as well as in Japan, Australia and the U.K.

A documentary short that he cut, entitled “Catholic School” was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 1999. Currently in final stages of post, Scott is editing SURVIVORS a documentary about the harrowing stories of opioid addiction in America.

Scott is an Avid Certified Instructor for Media Composer and member of American Cinema Editors (ACE). He published a book entitled MODERN POST: WORKFLOWS AND TECHNIQUES FOR DIGITAL FILMMAKERS for Focal Press. He is an Associate Professor of film editing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University located in Orange, California.

About NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)

NFMLA champions emerging and diverse filmmakers and storytellers from around the world and provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their work and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production and representation. In an effort to showcase, support, educate and build relationships for next-gen filmmakers, NFMLA has rapidly expanded beyond the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival to host an array of workshops, panels, competitions and networking programs, including the InFocus initiative which combats the lack of diversity in media by celebrating underrepresented voices.

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