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Friday, March 7, 2014

Walter Murch: From The Godfather to The God Particle

Tomorrow at USC:

SCA Events

Walter Murch: From The Godfather to The 

God Particle

March 8, 2014, 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave (corner of McClintock and 34th Street), Los Angeles, CA 90007

About the Masterclass

Join film editor and SCA Alumnus Walter Murch in this fascinating masterclass covering his body of work, including his new feature documentary Particle Fever, which screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 and won the Audience Award. Universally acknowledged as a master of picture editing and sound design, Murch has worked with, among others, director Francis Ford Coppola on such cinematic milestones as The ConversationThe Godfather III and III, and Apocalypse Now. From the point of view of someone who started working in theatrical features when computers were completely absent, to now 45 years later when they are omnipresent, Murch will explore the constants that nonetheless remain after the "bones" of celluloid and sprockets have dissolved away, and examine the salient technical, artistic, and philosophical differences between the post-production of a theatrical scripted film and a feature-length documentary.

About SCA Alumnus Walter Murch

Universally acknowledged as a master in his field, he is revered for his work as a film editor and sound designer, a term that he coined. Murch has worked with, among others, director Francis Ford Coppola on such cinematic milestones as The Godfather III and III, andApocalypse Now, for which he won his first Academy Award in 1979. He also worked on Anthony Minghella’s film The English Patientfor which he won an unprecedented double Academy Award in 1996 for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. He has also been nominated for Oscars for The Conversation, Julia, The Godfather: Part III, Ghost, and Cold Mountain. Murch has written a beautiful book on film editing, In the Blink of an Eye (2001).