YUVAL ORR

A FILM EDITOR

In 1983, when I was ten years old, I went through an experience that changed the course of my life. My family and I went to a Bar Mitzvah party, during which, the adults retired to their own celebrations. Meanwhile, the younger kids were left to watch a movie. We were all sitting with anticipation in front of a state-of-the-art VCR and the huge, 32-inch TV screen. A distant relative of the family just returned from a trip to the Far East and brought with him a pirated tape of a new movie that no one had heard of. As the movie started rolling in English, I didn't understand a word, and I certainly couldn't read the subtitles in Thai. Never the less, for the first time in my life I was captivated by magic, the cinematic magic. The movie was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. 

 

In the car on our way back home, too excited to fall asleep and having too much adrenalin running through my body, I had an epiphany.

 

Right before the car pulled into our driveway, I called for everybody's attention and declared, "I know what I want to do when I grow up - movies!"

 

In the years that followed, I pledged to see as many films as possible, on the big screen and at home - I visited the neighborhood video library almost daily.

 

I studied film in high-school and graduated with honors. After my military service, I continued my film studies and enrolled at Camera Obscura School of the Arts. It was there that I became aware of the craft of editing and I fell in love with it.

 

Upon graduation, I won the Editor's Award and the Best Film Award. I've been working as an editor ever since and every project I took on during my career, allowed me to use imagination, technique, professionalism, rich experience, emotions, and most of all, the love of the craft.  I have been able to help screenwriters, directors, and producers tell their story in the best, most fun and exciting way. 

 

It's a profession that requires an eye for detail, as well as ongoing creativity, and an out-of-the-box way of thinking. It requires an uncanny ability to see the big picture and at the same time, to notice the smallest details.

 

A puzzle of endless pieces that turns into one complete piece at the end of the process.

 

Among the directors I worked with; Amos Gitai, Nurit Kedar, Kiko Kawasaki, Erez Tadmor, Guy Nattiv (Guy's short film "Skin", which I edited, won the Academy Award for the best short film).

The films I edited participated in and won awards at hundreds of film festivals: Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Cannes, Locarno, Tribeca, Jerusalem, Haifa, to name a few. 

 

In addition, I've made hundreds of promotional films, commercials, clips, and event films for the largest and leading companies in the market.

Do you have a story to tell? Let me help you make it unforgettable.

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