Civil Editors | stay TRUE, be ORIGINAL
19843
home,page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-19843,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.1,select-theme-ver-4.6,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.5,vc_responsive

Who We Are

Film Editors Collective . Passionate storytellers. Humble servants of the art. Benders of Time&Space. Based in Istanbul, cutting around the globe.

Our Story

Civil Editors was founded in Istanbul by long time friends & film editors in the summer of 2012 with the aim of creating a platform at which they could share their experience, knowledge and skills. After years of experience and hard work, joining forces came in handy.
  • Edited over 1000 commercials for local and international clients
  • Found our selves editing on sets, @different studios/cities/countries
  • Worked side by side with directors to tell their stories
  • Assisted artists shape their audiovisual work
  • Designed movie trailers for producers
  • Helped young directors with their pitching videos
  • Lectured in the academia
  • Started to work on a book and a podcast project
  • And…. we cherished collaboration, refreshed our hopes and most importantly, made everyone at our editing room love the most creative process of film making: Editing.

For upcoming adventures, please contact our lovesome producer Sıla Bektaş Sayın.

I have nothing against the director being in the room, so long as he keeps quite.

Valdis Oskardottir

People often ask me if I have a style of editing.
I usually say I don’t, but one day my daughter said, “Oh yes, you do! We were studying it in class”

Anne V. Coates

Sometimes you have to cut because somebody blew a line or you have to switch takes, but you always want a cut to look as if you did it for a reason, rather than to hide a mistake. Every cut should have some motivation behind it, as if it is conveying some new information.

Tim Squares

Movies become art after editing. Instead of just reproducing reality, they juxtapose images of it. That implies expression; that’s art.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’ve said this to many directors: You’ve gone too far. You’ve got to stop. Often if something’s not working, people will put more cuts or shots in, and it’s almost always better to take shots out and calm it down. If something doesn’t seem quite right and you don’t really know why, SIMPLIFY. That’s something I’ve learned through trial and error.

Anne V. Coats

I sometimes look at the performances in other movies and come away thinking, the director didn’t really protect that actor. I am very aware of the sacredness of the trust I am being given in terms of an actor’s performance.

Stephen Mirrione

Portfolio

Selected Recent Works

Elidor – Biz Yokuz! (TVC – 2019)
In Erhan Acar Jr. / TVC
KOTON – Denim (2019)
In Affan Taner / TVC
NESTLE 1927 – Usta İşi (2019)
In Affan Taner / TVC
Turkcell – Dijital Park – Kırmızı Başlıklı Kız (2019)
In Affan Taner / TVC
Teknosa – Teknoloji Varsa – Director’s Cut (2019)
In Erhan Acar Jr. / TVC
Turkcell – 25. Yıl – #senyapdiye (2019)
In Erhan Acar Jr. / TVC
Şenpiliç – Seviyom bi’ danesi – Kaç Kanat (2019)
In Erhan Acar Jr. / TVC
Şenpiliç – Seviyom bi’ danesi – Ezbere bilir (2019)
In Erhan Acar Jr. / TVC

Feature Projects

Marathons

Studio

The Atelier

Located in the heart of the city, our studio is a private and spacious place designed by editors for editors. After years of working long hours in tiny, depressing rooms, we decided to build a studio where one can actually enjoy the process of shaping their dreams. The studio holds two fully equipped editing suits with an extensive music and SFX library, a cinema projector and a surround sound system for a pleasant editing/screening environment. And of course, there is always good coffee. So swing by whenever you can and let our friendly host Muammer Tükenmez make you feel at home.

 

*Civil Editors are cutting w/ Avid Media Composer running on Macintosh Operating Systems.

Trailer Services

stay TRUE, be ORIGINAL

Civil Editors design, direct and produce theatrical film trailers, teasers, viral or tv promos and pitching videos for feature films, video games and television dramas.

If in demand, the editors collective will be more than happy to execute the whole post production process, or even include all fields of planning to their services.

Contact

we are here

LOCATION

Rumeli Cad. Birlik Apt. No:78 Kat:2 Daire:6 Şişli / İstanbul / Türkiye

PHONE

+90 212 219 27 54

FAX

+90 212 219 27 67

Sıla Sayın (Producer)

sila@sivileditorler.com

Muammer Tükenmez (Accounting)

tukenmezm@vavfilmgroup.com