The VFX Artists Podcast

Beaumont Loewenthal: How I became a VFX Editor at Lucasfilm | TVAP EP18

December 08, 2021 The VFX Artists Podcast interviews Beaumont Loewenthal Episode 18
The VFX Artists Podcast
Beaumont Loewenthal: How I became a VFX Editor at Lucasfilm | TVAP EP18
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This week, on The VFX Artists Podcast, we speak to Beaumont Loewenthal about his journey to the industry and delve into his path to VFX assisting and editing at some great studios, on some very familiar feature films, to becoming a VFX editor on Star Wars Andor at Lucasfilm.

In this episode, we discuss routes to entry into the VFX industry, and discuss the differences between an editors role compared to a VFX editor, editors assistant and VFX editors assistant's role on both production and VFX side.

Beau has had a great career so far, leading him to working on films such as Fantastic Beasts, Maleficent 2, Venom 2, and is still growing into an ever demanding role.

A lot to be discovered and learned in this episode. For audio versions on this or our previous episodes, you can listen on our website or on your favourite podcast platform.

Chapters:
0:00 - Highlights of what to expect in this episode
2:37 - Guest intro 
3:43 - Where the love for VFX and editing came from
6:40 - What’s the difference between a VFX editor and a VFX assistant editor
8:51 - Responsibility as a VFX editor
9:23 - How I got my first job in the industry
11:30 - Shows worked on as a VFX editor
12:40 - Day to day life of a VFX editor
16:50 - Importance of starting off as a VFX editor’s assistant 
17:35 - Who decides how a film should be cut
19:15 - How early on are you brought on a show?
20:52 - How do you feel about having an integral role in the film industry
22:49 - How close tied is the role of a VFX editor tot the director?
25:19 - VFX finals coming back through editorial
28:41 - Working on retimed shots
29:48 - What do VFX editors transition into 
34:37 - Favourite show till date
35:51 - What are the best things about what you do and what advice would you give?
40:00 - Conclusion

#lucasfilm #starwars #starwarsandor

Highlights of what to expect in this episode
Guest intro
Where the love for VFX and editing came from
What’s the difference between a VFX editor and a VFX assistant editor
Responsibility as a VFX editor
How I got my first job in the industry
Shows worked on as a VFX editor
Day to day life of a VFX editor
Importance of starting off as a VFX editor’s assistant
Who decides how a film should be cut
How early on are you brought on a show?
How do you feel about having an integral role in the film industry
How close tied is the role of a VFX editor tot the director?
VFX finals coming back through editorial
Working on retimed shots
What do VFX editors transition into
Favourite show till date
What are the best things about what you do and what advice would you give?
Conclusion