The A.J. Edwards keynotes explore dynamic themes in film while paying tribute to a cinematic nostalgia that is often forgotten about. While modern technology often takes top priority in the filming and editing process, Edwards works to stay faithful to and incorporate classic filming techniques in his movies.
Edwards is a popular movie editor known for his work on celebrated documentaries such as The New World andThe Making of the New World. To date Edwards has worked on hit films such as To the Wonder, The Tree of Life and The Better Angels about President Lincoln's early life starring famous actors such as Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Rachel McAdams. In many of these films Edwards has assisted in making casting decisions as well as shaping the overall aesthetic of the finale product.
The A.J. keynotes educate filmgoers about the circularity of aesthetics in filmmaking.