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98 CINEMONTAGE / Q4 2017 ERIC ZUMBRUNNEN, ACE PICTURE EDITOR NOVEMBER 4, 1964 – AUGUST 1, 2017 On August 1, the arts, entertainment and advertising community lost a respected, inventive visual craftsmen — award-winning editor Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE — following his hard-fought battle with cancer. Appreciated for his intelligence, kindness and dry wit as much as his editorial talent, Eric's work spanned the worlds of feature films, commercials, music videos, short films and documentaries. Known to many as "EZ," Eric graduated from USC with a degree in journalism and began his professional life in video post-production. A proficient guitarist, he brought his affinity for music to his early work editing music videos, among them classics, including Weezer's "Buddy Holly," Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight," Beck's "Where It's At" and Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet." He developed close working relationships with a few directors, and subsequently expanded into commercials for clients such as Nike, Xbox and Apple, and ultimately into feature films, perhaps most notably finding his creative kindred spirit in director Spike Jonze. The pair's collaboration spanned two decades. Their first feature film, Being John Malkovich (1999), earned Eric an ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical, and he brought his love of a good story well told to Jonze's Adaptation. (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Her (2013), as well as John Carter (2012) for director Andrew Stanton. More recently, Eric was awarded a Bronze Lion for Editing at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, for his work on Jonze's innovative Kenzo World fragrance ad, My Mutant Brain. He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017 based on his body of work. In 2014, Eric co-founded Santa Monica-based post-production company EXILE with partners Kirk Baxter, ACE, Matt Murphy and Carol Lynn Weaver. Regarded as one of the most technically proficient editors of his era — one who approached editing with insight and eloquence, Eric valued the opportunity to learn from the gifted writers, directors and editors with whom he worked. While he held himself and his co-workers to a high standard, he was also committed to encouraging and mentoring other editors and would-be editors. Eric is survived by his wife Suzanne, children Henry and Greta, and a loving extended family. His friends and family have established the Eric Zumbrunnen Fellowship in his memory, to provide mentoring and technical development to a promising assistant editor currently working in post-production who plans to become an editor. For more information, please e-mail Suzanne Zumbrunnen CECILIA (CIL) PERNA RE-RECORDING MIXER FEBRUARY 26, 1959 – OCTOBER 11, 2017 The motion picture industry lost one of our finest Foley and ADR mixers on October 11, 2017. Not only was she kind and supportive to everyone, but Cecilia Perna could mix with her eyes closed; mixing and sound was second nature to her. Cecilia joined IATSE Local 695 in 1983. Prior to that, she worked in the music business, mixing for Motown and other studios. After she joined the union, she worked for Eileen Horta at Horta Editorial, where she mixed Foley, and for Dave West at West Studios, where she worked on The X-Files and was nominated for two Creative Arts Emmy Awards. When Dave Rawlinson and Craig Hunter started RH Factor Post-Production Sound, they wanted Cecilia as part of their team, keeping her busy supervising ADR and cutting until they had their own Foley and ADR stage, where she settled in and worked until her passing. She loved Dave and Craig like family. For those who were able to attend the gathering in her honor at RH Factor, it was obvious that they loved her equally as much. I had the honor of being her friend and colleague. We worked together countless times over the years and it was always more fun than work. Anyone who had the pleasure of working with her enjoyed her easy-going style, her expertise and her love for chocolate. I will miss stopping by RH Factor and not seeing Cil and her amazing smile and answering her countless questions about my family and the Editors Guild. She would never worry when things slowed down in the summer because she would either volunteer to help someone with a student project or she and her husband Peter would take off for an unknown destination and just let life unfold. Cecilia leaves behind Peter, whom she adored, as well as her family and many friends and colleagues who will miss her quick smile and easy laugh. To quote Dave and Craig, as well as all who knew her, "Rest in peace, Cecilia; you were loved by so many." Ann Hadsell PASSAGES

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