16: Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir on The Choreography of Editing and Choosing No Fear


03-08-2021 • 1 hr 3 mins

Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir is a film editor from Iceland. Elisabet is one of today’s most fought after and acclaimed editors. Starting as a cinematographer, Elisabet instead found her footing in the editing room and with her edit of the Icelandic film "Reykjavík Rotterdam" and it's remake "Contraband" made the transition to Hollywood. Her experiences in editing dance films, short documentaries, and TV shaped Elisabet up to today being one of the biggest action cinema editors. She is the editor of the "John Wick" (2014), "Atomic Blonde" (2015), and "Deadpool 2" (2018.) She's also edited comedies like "Playing with Fire" (2019), TV drama’s like the Icelandic “Trapped” (2015-) and independent cinema like the film “Between Heaven and Earth” (2019.) She edited the upcoming Netflix female assassin film “Kate” (2021) and Marvel’s "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" (2021.) In this episode, Elisabet and Nadine talk about her Icelandic roots and the WW2-army-barack-turned-movie theatre where she fell in love with cinema. They chat about the importance of people over product and the ultimate trait of pushing through fear. They talk about film editing in three parts- pre production, in production, and post production. Elisabet shares about how she edits big action sequences and the importance of collaboration with stunt teams in connection to her experiences on "John Wick" and "Atomic Blonde." She tells us about her health scare on "Deadpool 2" and about the life rules she carries with her into the editing room and every day life.

Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir is a film editor from Iceland. You can view her work nearly everywhere, like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO. You can follow her on Instagram and IMBD.

Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com

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