Joel Cox Editing Masterclass



Date event was on: 9th June 2012

For many directors their editor is their most trusted collaborator. Together they shape and refine the film in post-production. The inextricable link between director and editor has given rise to some of the most productive and lasting partnerships in filmmaking e.g. Francis Ford Coppola and Walter Murch, Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, and Quentin Tarantino and Sally Menke.

In collaboration with Screen Training Ireland and supported by Screen Scene, the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium presented an Editing Masterclass with  Academy award-winning editor Joel Cox (Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River) who gave an insight into his own career and expertise and how his collaboration with director Clint Eastwood has worked over 30 years.

With over 30 films, Clint Eastwood's award-winning collaboration with Joel Cox stand out as one of cinema's most enduring and productive relationships.

Cox began his career as an assistant on The Wild Bunch and has collaborated with Eastwood on over 30 films including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, J Edgar, Gran Torino, Flags of Our Fathers, Letter from Iwo Jima and Unforgiven, for which he won an Academy Award and the Eddie, the American Cinema Editors top award. Cox was also named the Hollywood Film Festival's Editor of the Year in 2006.

What the audience said:

"The Masterclass was exceptional."

"Such a privilege and I know I wasn't alone in leaving the Masterclass re-inspired and energized about what I love to do."

"His advice and passion for cinema was both much appreciated, and we all felt very lucky to be there..."


With thanks to Screen Training Ireland and Screen Scene