Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The 8th Hall Of Fame Inductee For Contribution To Editing - Richard Chew

Richard Chew is one of those editors who, like his contemporary Walter Murch, has a fundamental understanding of the synthesis of sound and vision. Be it working on films such as The Conversation or Stars Wars (for which he won an Academy Award), films were sound design plays such a key part, or on more conversation-based character pieces like One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest or Risky Business, which sees him ply his craft to retain the essence of natural dialogue(s), Chew always plays it right down the line. He knows what to do and is malleable enough to adapt his process, depending on what the project is, and that to me is the mark of a good editor.

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