Building on a 2 decade strong career editing feature films, shorts and documentaries, editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir is cementing her reputation as a sought-after action movie editor, with an electric list of credits including:
- John Wick
- Atomic Blonde
- Deadpool 2
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings
- Bullet Train
Elísabet's latest work, Bullet Train, hits cinemas around the world next Friday, 5th August 2022, so don't miss out on the fun!
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When tackling a large fight scene/action sequence, what's your process for putting it together from scratch as well as polishing the overall finished scene?
The most important thing with a fight/action sequence is that if it was produced, shot, and directed by filmmakers that know what they are doing; it is really easy to put together.
I also watch it, again, and again, and again, without music, in an attempt to find the scene's own rhythm and make adjustments.
Music is a very powerful medium.
It should be the cherry on top, not something that overpowers the scene.
What was the most challenging aspect to editing Bullet Train and how did you overcome this?
The most challenging aspect is the ensemble of very strong characters. Keeping them strong without overshadowing each other.
Also, finding balance in the multiple storylines without dulling the inner craziness of David Leitch’s film.