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22 C I N E M O N T A G E W H A T O U R M E M B E R S D O ISABEL YANES P H O T O : C O U R T E S Y I S A B E L YA N E S ASSISTANT EDITOR Q Where are you currently employed? Warner Brothers Television. Q Current projects? Season 2 of "Superman & Lois." Q Describe your job. As an assistant editor, I am a systems manager and a creative contributor simul- taneously. At the start of a new show, it is my responsibility to establish the project's organization and workflow. I manage all media, prepare footage for my editor, and design temporary sound and visual effects. Additionally, I note-take during meetings (one of my favorite aspects of the job, believe it or not) and export video refer- ences for directors and producers. Once an episode reaches final picture lock, I distribute this finalized version to various departments including sound, music, and online/picture. Given the large amount of visual effects on superhero shows, I am not responsible for tracking visual effects shots as they make their way into existence through one or more vendors. Nor do I deliver files to visual effects vendors on my current show; however, I have done so in the past for lighter projects. Q How did you first become interested in this line of work? In high school, I joined an afterschool film club that grew into a broadcast and video production department. Through these courses, I learned the basics of film- ing, editing, and animation. I gravitated towards editing almost immediately, as I enjoyed the creativity that emerged from assembling footage with limited resources. I majored in Entertainment and Media Studies at the University of Georgia where my love for television blossomed as shows like "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" captivated me. Q Who gave you your first break? My first job in Los Angeles straight out of college was an assistant editor position for Fine Brothers Entertainment. I was set on avoiding the production assistant route, if possible, and I couldn't have asked for a better start. During this job, I fell in love with commuting to work by bicycle and worked an unheard of 9-5 schedule that al-

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