The Office editors nominated for ACE award

The Office editors David Rogers and Claire Scanlon have been nominated for an ACE Award in the “Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television” category for their work on Finale.

Congratulations, David and Claire! Woo hoo!

(David and Claire won the Emmy back in September.)

The American Cinema Editors will announce the winners on February 7 at the Beverly Hilton.

Source: Film Editors Unveil ACE Eddie Award Nominations

The Office’s David Rogers directs The Mindy Project

Here’s a note I received from The Office editor/producer/director David Rogers:

I joined The Mindy Project at the start of this season as a Supervising Producer/Director/Editor and this Tuesday night’s episode is the first I’ve directed since coming on board and the first TV show I’ve directed since A.A.R.M. It’s a really great episode and FOX actually moved it up on the schedule since it’s so much fun to see her out of her element and joining the gang as they go to an amateur Mixed Martial Arts fight.

Guest stars include Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”), Kendra Wilkinson (“The Girls Next Door”), Josh Peck (“Drake and Josh”) and UFC President Dana White.

Watch The Mindy Project episode “Bro Club For Dudes” this Tuesday, October 22 9:30pm on FOX!

A.A.R.M. Q&A with David Rogers

Who played the adorable baby Phillip?

Is it “Beesly” or “Beesley”?

And what’s the heartfelt real story behind Jim’s card to Pam?

These questions answered and much, much more, in OfficeTally’s final Q&A (*sniff*) with the awesome director and editor of A.A.R.M., David Rogers.

David not only answers your questions but he goes super in-depth with lots of behind-the-scenes details!

Best. Q&A. Ever. Thank you, Dave!

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Got A.A.R.M. questions for David Rogers?

I’m sad that this is OfficeTally’s final episode Q&A, but so honored that it’s with A.A.R.M. director, David Rogers! David is a long-time editor, producer, and director for the show, and a dear supporter of OfficeTally. You may also remember him as “Angry Ray-Ban Guy” from the Season 5 finale, Company Picnic. :)

If you have a question about ‘A.A.R.M.,’ please add it in a comment below.

This post closes Friday, May 10, at 8pm PT, so get your questions in before then!

David Rogers’ notes from The Office’s ‘Junior Salesman’

UPDATE: David sent me some behind-the-scenes photos!

David Rogers, director of last week’s episode, Junior Salesman, and long-time editor of The Office, was reading through some of your comments wondering about the “Erin tries to find her birth parents with Pete’s help” storyline, included in the original NBC episode summary.

Here’s what he said:

The Erin/Pete searching for her parents story was cut out of this episode just because we had so much great comedy and needed the time for Dwight and his freaky friends and how Jim and the gang reacted. (This happened to me before when I directed and edited Mafia and the Erin story of accidentally destroying Pam’s painting was cut out for time but it remained in the synopsis description of the episode!)

Most shows put together a first cut that’s maybe 3 to 5 minutes over the 22 minutes that they need to be for air. But because of the doc style of our show, we move faster than traditional single camera style shows, and therefore we can shoot more in a week than most half-hour comedies do. Hence our scripts are longer and our first cuts are a whopping 15 to 21 minutes over the 22 minute air length! Something’s gotta go!

And that’s why we often have such great and satisfying deleted scenes — they’re just cut out of the final episode due to time restraints. (Yes there are a couple of deleted scenes with Sensei Ira! And we’ve also got the weirdos playing paintball!)

We’ve got some great episodes coming down the pike. Andy returns next week! Jon Favreau directed a really terrific episode that airs the following week! And we’ve got some guest stars that I think the fans will really enjoy seeing…

Thanks, David! :)