I've been a professional editor since 1995 and have broad experience in editing feature films, shorts and TV series.
I believe that editing is the craft of telling a story. Long before an editor turns on his computer, he or she needs to understand the script and have a clear grasp of the story and the motivations of the characters. He must dive deep into psyches of the people inhabiting the plot. Only then can the editor face the footage and begin to cut the movie. As I see it, film-editing is 90% in the mind and 10% in the computer.
My first feature film "Frozen Days" (2005) was directed by Danny Lerner. It won the Haifa international film festival that year and paved the way for up-and-coming indie filmmakers operating on tight budgets. His following feature film "Kirot" (2009) was a high budget action-drama starring Olga Kurylenko.
The movie "Blank Bullet" (2010) was directed by Haim Bouzaglo and won the best feature film and best editing prizes at the Syracuse International Film Festival.
"Srugim"(2008) is a TV series which won as the best television drama award at the 2009 Israeli Academy Awards.
"Secure Space" (2008) was Directed by Oren Gvili and won the Israeli Academy Award for best television Drama Film in 2009. The film was screened in The Karlovy Vary competition of the Forum of Independents, as well as the 12th San Francisco Independent Film Festival. It also competed in the New Directors Competition of the 2010 Mexico International Film Festival and won the Bronze Palm Award.
"Dina & Noel" (2013) is Short film which was accepted to the Berlin Film Festival.
A good editor's skillset should include the patience to construct the story through a process of trial and error, as well as of course creativity and technical proficiency. I always keep an open-mind to fresh ideas and, as a result, hone my craft further as I work with each new director.