Join Editor Ellen Keneshea for behind-the-scenes stories from her work on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Meet the Robinsons (2007), as well as her work on the documentaries Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) and Disneynature’s Oceans (2009).
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Q&A and Requirements
Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.
All participants must sign up by noon Pacific Time on the day prior to the event. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the workshop. A link to the workshop and instructions for joining will be sent via email prior to the event.
About the Speaker
Ellen Keneshea started her film editing career in live action working for Roger Corman at New World Pictures. In 1992, she was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation for a two-week stint helping The Lion King (1994) crew get ready for a screening. The two weeks turned into sixteen years.
Besides The Lion King, she worked on Pocahontas (1995), Fantasia 2000 (1999), and Roger Rabbit and Mickey Mouse short films. She also cut the “Meet Mickey” short film introduction for the Disneyland attraction. She was the lead editor on The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Meet the Robinsons (2007). During her time at The Walt Disney Studios, she made the transition from cutting on film to digital editing, from the Feature Animation warehouses in Glendale to the Feature Animation Building in Burbank.
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