Hunter at Moviola; Hunter is known for Highway Cinema, a traveling film festival consisting of Hunter peddling his bicycle across the country pulling a trailer loaded with a 16mm projector and an eclectic assortment of short films and features.
Beat Angel was edited in-house at Motion Media in Bellingham, WA. Because the editing equipment for it was on hand, Beat Angel was cut "the old fashioned way": edited on film with a print of the camera negative. Most films today are edited in a computer. Though it was "cut on film," the Beat Angel's audio tracks are mixed on a computer in a digital recording studio. With its advancing technology and falling costs, non-linear computer editing has, for most purposes, made the sprocketed machinery you see here obsolete.
Assistant Editor Hunter Mann splicing
Randy at Showchron flatbed editing table
Tom and Randy
Tom Phillips winding film at sync bench
EXTRA CREDIT: Assistant Editors Kelly Tessitore and James Burke didn't get their pictures taken in the editing studio, but their weeks of excellent work were invaluable. Also thanks to Dominic Forcier, who worked an all-nighter to meet a deadline, and to Marlene Rivere.