Michael Elliot


On collaboration:
You don’t make films for an audience of one, but while you’re making them you should try to please yourself.  Collaboration is the art of listening and sharing, and it’s the essence of all stories.

Inspiration/When i knew I wanted to be an editor:
I asked Walter Murch to be a judge at the 13th Annual Humboldt Film Festival, now the longest running student run film festival in the country.  He said yes.  I spent a week with him watching films and talking about editing, sound and the journey of discovering a film.  I knew from that moment on what I would be doing.

Favorite quote:
“If you are falling....dive.”
- Joseph Campbell

3 words to describe myself:
Relentlessly endlessly curious