Video Symphony's Petschek Nominated for Oscar

Mar 1, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Paul Petschek, an Avid-certified instructor at Video Symphony, was honored by the Academy with a nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for his editing project, Most (The Bridge).

Filmed in the Czech Republic and written/produced/directed by Bobby Garabedian and produced by William Zabka, Most received critical acclaim while making the rounds in the 2003 festival circuit.

The film premiered at Sundance, then moved on to Dances With Films and other venues. Most won Best Short Film and the Audience Award at the Maui Film Festival, and Best of Festival at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. The Palm Springs Award qualified Most for consideration by the Academy.

"Working with Bobby Garabedian and Billy Zabka was a great experience," Petschek says. "As actors and filmmakers, they work from such an emotional place. It's wonderful to find that most people who see the film think that the heart and soul we put into it shows up on the screen."

At Video Symphony, Petschek specializes in the creative side of editing. His "Intro to Editing Aesthetics" and "Avid Editing Workshop" classes are enthusiastically received by students.

Among Petschek's previous credits are additional editor on Flipper; A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Film; and Another Day in Paradise. He was editor of Ice Planet, In Dark Places and Bitter Harvest.

His most recent projects are documentaries, including the 2003 Melbourne Film Festival selection Hollywood Gold and the soon-to-be-released 39 Pounds of Love.

For more information, visit Video Symphony at

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