Both industry veterans and those wanting to break into the field come together to learn about the latest technology
Online PR News – 15-June-2016 – Burbank, CA – The Editors’ Lounge, now into its thirteenth year, will be hosting a summer kick-off celebration on Friday, June 24 with an open house at AlphaDogs Post Production. Attendees will get the opportunity to ask the staff questions about post-production, take a tour of the facility while mingling and chatting with peers. The celebration will be held at 1612 W. Olive Ave., #200 Burbank, CA beginning a 6:30 pm. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food will be provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge.
Created by president and founder of AlphaDogs Post Production Terence Curren, the Editors’ Lounge hosted their first event in 2003 with a small group of just eight film and television editors in attendance. Since then, it has grown to one of the largest networking and educational forums in the post-production industry. Providing a safe and supportive environment, the Editors’ Lounge has now become a hip forum where technology meets creativity. Both industry veterans and those wanting to break into the field come together to learn about the latest technology while collaborating with some of the best creative minds in the business on the art and craft of editing. Curren comments, “We provide an informal and fun environment where people can feel comfortable to share creative ideas, learn about new technologies, and have their questions answered objectively. Whether you are an editor, filmmaker or producer, it’s important to understand the post-production process and tools that are available no matter what capacity you work in when it comes to theatrical, television and online media.”
The Editors’ Lounge brings in leading experts in the field of post-production on a monthly basis to introduce new technology in a casual setting that allows for hands-on learning. Companies who have presented at the Editors’ Lounge over the years include; Avid, Apple, Adobe, Sony, and Blackmagic Design, just to name a few. Attendees get the opportunity to see the latest hardware and software and get expert answers to their questions. The educational benefit of the Lounge has proven invaluable to professionals who were experiencing challenges learning how to use new equipment, as well as those who are undecided on which system or tools will make the most sense to invest in when building their editing systems.
As new technologies continue to transform at such a rapid pace, it is becoming increasingly important that the creative aspect of editing does not get lost into an abyss of software and machines. In 2004 the Editors’ Lounge began hosting their panel discussion installments that examine relevant trends within the film and television industry. Curren explains, “It’s easy to get buried in the technical aspects of post-production, particularly with the codecs changing on a constant basis and workflows being different from one project to the next. Keeping up with all of this can become very overwhelming and a full-time job in itself.” Curren continues, “The Editors’ Lounge educational panels focus on the creative element that’s crucial when it comes to good story telling. The real art of editing requires creativity and craft. Anyone can learn new technology, but it takes a true artist to be a great editor.” Past Editors’ Lounge panelists have included editors like Mark Goldblatt, Andrew Seklir, Billy Weber, Glenn Morgan, Derek McCants, Richard Halsey and Steve Cohen, alongside such industry experts as Lucas Wilson, Mark Raudonis, Michael Bravin, and Debra Kaufman. Topics ranging from “The Business Side of Editing”, “You’ve Landed An Editing Gig, Now What?” “Editor & Assistant Editor Relationships” and “Channeling The Muse,” to the eagerly anticipated “Annual Pre-NAB Discussion.” The panel discussions give attendees an opportunity to learn about techniques that have proven successful for some of the most respected television and film editors in Hollywood.
AlphaDogs has also recently produced two videos about the importance of color correction. http://www.editorslounge.com/videos.html Curren has been on a personal crusade to raise awareness on exactly what a colorist does and the importance of hiring professionals for film and television projects. He explains, “As a colorist, I am constantly shocked by the poor and sometimes complete lack of color correction on so many TV shows. If the average consumer could see how good those shows could look, they would demand better quality content.” Curren continues “With these educational videos, I hope to begin the long process of educating our clients and consumers in the hope that they will demand professional work going forward.”
For more information and to view videos of past sessions and panel discussions, visit
About the Editors’ Lounge: The Editors’ Lounge is a hands-on seminar for industry professionals. Each month, scores of professionals in the production and post-production industries exchange ideas, discuss trends and learn about new technologies; allowing editors to have their questions addressed objectively. To learn more visit http://www.editorslounge.com