Mari Naughton is an Editor and Experimental Filmmaker based in Dublin. Upon graduating, her primary goal is to work as a post production film editor. While she is oriented towards experimental, Avant Garde projects. Her body of work is diverse. Throughout her career, she has undertaken numerous creative and corporate editing projects including; short films, music videos, campaign videos and award shows. Additionally, she was previously involved in a collective called GALPAL, where she developed her creative sensibilities working as a visual artist and editor. She hopes to continue creating outside of what is considered the “norm” of filmmaking.
This year, Mari majored in editing and minored in sound. In addition to accumulating two credits as principal editor of Hereunder and co-editor of End of The World Tour, she worked as a sound assistant for both We’re Blood and How to Skin a Cheetah. Editing dual graduate projects that were intrinsically opposite in tone and intention, was an incredible opportunity for Mari to showcase her talents and versatility within editing. Moving forward, Mari wants to explore as many different styles and genres as she can. Throughout her time in IADT, Mari’s technical, theoretical and creative editing talents have improved immensely. She has had the opportunity to expand her skills and become proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro, Da Vinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer. Her editing skills have significantly advanced within the last year and she has become confident in navigating the editing landscape, moving forward.
For Mari’s dissertation, she decided to investigate the insular principles of the film Hiroshima Mon Amour and explored how Director, Alain Resnais, utilised the film making technique of stream of consciousness to convey narrative. She learned an abundance of information about editing styles and techniques that she had not originally considered when working on other projects.