We would like to extend our appreciation to American Cinema Editors (ACE) for providing the opportunity and support for the internship program upon which this book is based. Bill Gordean, A.C.E. began this mentorship program in the early 1990s, and we have been at the helm for nearly two decades—expanding, teaching, and encouraging with renewed annual vigor. Many thanks go to Jenni McCormick and the tireless ACE staff for their dedication and time.

Special thanks to Alan Heim, A.C.E., Sabrina Plisco, A.C.E., Matt Chesse, A.C.E., Mark Helfrich, A.C.E., Troy Takaki, A.C.E., and Stephen Lovejoy, A.C.E. for allowing us to include their words from the 2009 lecture series. The advice you shared helps pave the way for the next generation. ...

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