DeTao Master of Film Editing, Professor Michael Jablow
delivering his lecture at the Microfilm Camp
(Shanghai, Aug. 4) “It’s hard to tell a good story and produce a good movie if movie producers don’t have a good idea in the first place. You have to ask yourself what sort of story you are going to tell and how you are going to tell it”.
On August 4th, Professor Michael Jablow, DeTao Master of Film Editing and senior moviemaker in Hollywood, attended Hua Xia Bank Microfilm Camp during the China University Student Photography and Microflim Production Competition: My Chinese Dream – The Most Beautiful China. He delivered a lecture titled How to Tell Good Movie Stories in the 21st Century at Shanghai Open University, and shared his personal experience of the movie industry.
Mr. Zhu Minglun, Director of Shanghai Yiban Development Center, attended the lecture of Professor Jablow alongside more than 100 university students and journalists from across China.
To provide a more precise understanding of film editing, Professor Jablow explained how directing was distinguished from the former. In directing, he explained, it was important to adopt a global perspective whereas editing required a personally unique and original viewpoint.
This event was co-steered by the Department of Moral Education, Ministry of Education, Department of Internet Public Information and the State Internet Information Office. It was co-sponsored by Wen Hui Bao, www.people.com.cn, www.univs.cn, www.yiban.cn, and Hunan Education TV. With the theme My Chinese Dream – The Most Beautiful China, participants were encouraged to express their common desire for the building of socialism from the perspective of contemporary university students. Students spoke of different topics ranging from culture and nature to their deepest ambitions and dreams.
Professor Michael Jablow receiving the certificate for Distinguished Expert of Microfilm Camp
Professor Jablow was appointed Distinguished Expert of the competition as well as the Microfilm Camp leader in providing dedicated training for each of the two events. The students welcomed the opportunity to communicate with the film Master and expressed their hope of further contact with him in the future in order to find advice during their problems with studies and practice.
Professor Jablow is a long-time Feature Film Editor in Hollywood and a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as The American Cinema Editors honorary society. He has been twice nominated for The American Cinema Editors Eddie award for his work on Breast Men and *61. For *61, he also was nominated for an Emmy award.