UGFTV Professor Lewis Erskine interviewed in Variety

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

Miles Davis

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Film Editor & Professor, Lewis Erskine on Finding the Rhythm for Miles Davis Doc ‘Birth of the Cool’

On-the-beat editing for the documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” comes courtesy of Lewis Erskine who brings rhythm to the images apace with that perfect flow of the jazz icon’s horn. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and earned a nomination at the NAACP’s 2020 Image Awards for outstanding documentary film. It premieres on PBS’ “American Masters” with additional footage tonight (Feb. 25).

“One of the responsibilities of editing, and the job, is to harness this huge amount of material and put it together,’ says Lewis, the film’s editor. “So it swings.”

Read more in Variety