Sound Designer and Supervisor Jonah Guelzo has produced an interesting Behind-The-Scenes interview series with Filmmaking Industry Professionals, covering all aspects of Filmmaking from sound, to picture and editing.
In this episode, Jonah speaks with Picture Editor, Colby Parker Jr (Ant Man, Hancock, Lone Survivor) about his transition from music videos to the big screen, and using the power of editing to bring all the pieces of a film together.
Colby Parker Jr. was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is an editor and probably best known more recently for Patriots Day (2016) Deep Water Horizon (2016) and Ant-Man (2015).
He was nominated for a American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical for his work on Ant-Man and was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Editing also for his work on Ant-Man.
He is known for not pulling his punches. For him it is clear that when it comes to editing, an editor's job is to tell the story. Anything that gets in the way of that very simple objective – well, you might as well take a steam roller because lets just say Colby is dedicated to the craft. Here are some quotes from Colby Parker Jr...
It’s really tough because directors, they take it so personally when you say you need it.
On the process:
An editor's job is to respect the process; it’s take time.
On cutting action:
It’s more about pacing. If you have two quick hits then you want to be more languid and let it play. So it’s just about timing. Rhythm.
On the importance of sound:
It’s really important; you can sell an edit with sound.
Jonah Guelzo is a professional Sound Designer, who's worked on major motion pictures, television, and high-end commercials. From working alongside Peter Berg on the sound design for HBO's Leftovers, to recording the vehicles in Fast and Furious 7, and high-end commercial short films for Lamborghini, Jonah is well versed in knowing how to make an impact on screen.