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Sight, Sound & Story: Live continues!


Sight, Sound & Story's 2023 event series format is online.  Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until 2023. Until that time the event series will continue live online monthly.  This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking. Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.

Sight, Sound & Story Live - Making It Work: Behind the Edit of "Ted Lasso"

Moderator: Chad Anderson (Manhattan Edit Workshop & Brookdale Community College)

Panelist: Editor Melissa McCoy, ACE ("Ted Lasso," "Life Sentence") and Editor A.J. Catoline, ACE ("Ted Lasso," "Brockmire")

Inside Episode XXVII: Join editors Melissa McCoy, ACE and A.J. Catoline, ACE, in this insightful look into the world of editing and the creative process behind one of TV's most beloved shows, "Ted Lasso." McCoy and Catoline will discuss their experiences working on the award winning show, from the early stages of pre-production to the final edit of each episode. Throughout the discussion, they will provide insights into the technical aspects of editing, such as pacing, rhythm, and sound design. They will also discuss the importance of collaboration with the show's writers, directors, and producers to ensure that the final product reflects the creative vision of the entire team. Joined by moderator Chad Anderson who will show scenes and examples of the team's extraordinary work in editing.

When: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Time: 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT

General Admission:  FREE!

All registered attendees will receive a link and password for access on the day of the event approximately a half hour before event.


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A.J. Catoline, ACE, is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Motion Picture Editors Guild and is a regular contributor to CineMontage Magazine. In addition to "Ted Lasso," his picture editing credits include "Speechless" (ABC), "Brockmire" (IFC) and" Black Jesus" (Adult Swim).


Melissa McCoy, ACE, first fell in love with filmmaking, and editing specifically, while a student at Western Michigan University. She then made her way to California and earned a Master’s in Editing from Chapman University Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. In 2007 she earned a coveted internship with ACE, which jump-started her career. In addition to "Ted Lasso," Melissa has also edited "Life Sentence" for the CW and the action-comedy series, "Whiskey Cavalier" on ABC.


Chad Anderson is a college professor, animation geek, poet, video editor & skateboarder from the Jersey Shore. He has worked on a range of editing and visual FX projects for corporate, educational, broadcast, non-profit and military organizations all over the country (and once in Korea). Previous clients have included E! Entertainment, "The Charlie Rose Show," the WB, The Count Basie Theatre and a film that went straight to video with John Stamos in it. He holds a Master’s in Education from NJCU and has been teaching for over 18 years. His favorite movie is "Joe Versus the Volcano."


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*All speakers are schedule permitting.

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