IBC2022: Transforming the editorial process with creative technological innovation. Paul Machliss, ACE is one of the most creative and technically inventive editors working today.
He began his career in production, segueing to the editing room where he worked on numerous TV series such as the iconic IT Crowd, Fleabag, Fungus the Bogeyman, Black Books, Edgar Wright’s television series Spaced, and Peep Show, among many others. After making the leap from TV to film for a co-editing role on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, for which he earned his first ACE Eddie nomination, Machliss began work on Baby Driver, a film which relied heavily on synchronizing action to music. Paul’s approach to editing had a major impact during the shoot – and resulted in the design of a portable edit system which allowed him complete freedom to locate himself anywhere on the film set, and to give director Edgar Wright instantaneous editorial feedback on a shot-by-shot basis. This was the first time on-set editing had been used on this scale and it earned Machliss and co-editor Jon Amos both a BAFTA Award for Best Editing and an Oscar nomination, as well as a further 13 awards and 12 nominations from various film societies. Machliss is currently at work finishing The Flash, and will soon begin editing The Collaboration, a drama about the relationship between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.