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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Nickname Mike

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Kahn was born on December 8, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an editor, known for Minority Report (2002), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

Trade Mark (2)

Almost always edits films directed by Steven Spielberg.
Edits with both an upright Moviola (on most Steven Spielberg films) and digital Avid.

Personal Quotes (4)

Scenes play best with 3 reaction shots - no more, no less
Keep fresh by walking away from your edit; you'll come back the next day and see a different scene
Always overlap/duplicate 2-3 frames on match cuts because of eye sensory lag
Don't edit from knowledge - edit from feeling

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