Spotlight: Lightworks Editors Jill Bilcock Discusses Her Latest Editing Endeavor 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

Academy Award®-nominee Jill Bilcock leveraged Lightworks’ superior editing capabilities to find her pace and rhythm editing Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical new horror flick

AMSTERDAM – September 8, 2011 – EditShare®, the technology leader in cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage, is anticipating the worldwide-release of Troy Nixey and Guillermo del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the latest feature-length motion picture to be edited on the Academy and Emmy® award-winning Lightworks system.

Edited by Academy Award®-nominated editor, Jill Bilcock (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge!), Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was released in US theatres on August 26, 2011. EditShare had a chance to chat with Bilcock about her successful background editing a variety of films with some of Hollywood’s most revered directors, as well as her experiences editing Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Please visit: read the full “Spotlight” interview.

About Lightworks

Lightworks was introduced in 1989 as the first and most advanced professional editing system on the market. Its intuitive controls, real-time synchronization, and editing features remain unmatched by top industry alternatives.

In 2010, EditShare announced the Lightworks Open Source initiative. Lightworks Open Source is the industry’s first large-scale, open source development initiative for a non-linear editing (NLE) platform. A departure from standard third-party developer programs that limit access, Lightworks Open Source offers an unprecedented gateway into the NLE’s core engine, enabling a wide range of creative developers to implement forward-thinking features and workflows

The just-announced Phase Two of the Lightworks Open Source initiative includes a three-tier Lightworks membership program; a slew of new editing and workflow capabilities including a native titling tool, stereoscopic support, and advanced interoperability; as well as a new keyboard designed specifically for Lightworks functions and shortcuts.

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About EditShare LLC

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