What Makes Oscar Worthy Editing? (from Oscar nominated editors)

What makes an edit truly Oscar worthy? Like many other crafts, it could be seen as subjective and difficult to discern because of the many factors at play (how good was the coverage, how good were the performances, what other factors were outside the editor's control, etc). But there is one thing that you can look for, or in this case, NOT look for, when looking at good editing. Oscar winning editors William Goldenberg, Joel Cox and Gary Roach explain the difference between good editing and bad editing. 

Dale Goldberg

Yes, you may have noticed Dale's initials, D-R-G. It's actually not a coincidence. When Dale started his career in film, he was only in sixteen but his talents as a storyteller earned him a job as the head of marketing at a martial arts studio - before he'd even graduated high school. Later, when he was a Lead Creative at Apple, his talents for solving problems on set and in the editing room earned him the nickname "Dr. G". Now, he applies those same skills at his own company. Dale has over ten years of experience in video and film production. He holds a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Kennesaw State University and a professional certificate in screenwriting from UCLA. He has written two feature length screenplays, directed three short films, and produced countless commercial projects. He lives in the Greater Atlanta Area with his wife and daughter and is writing his third feature length screenplay.