Visual Effects Editor

Paul Martin Smith is known for his editing work with George Lucas, having worked for five years at Lucasfilm Ltd. His many film editing credits include “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (3D); Star Wars: Episode 1 –“The Phantom Menace”; Renny Harlin's “Mindhunters”, starring Val Kilmer, Jonny Lee Miller, Christian Slater, Kathryn Morris and LL Cool J; the war drama “Behind Enemy Lines”, starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson; the romantic comedy “The MatchMaker”, starring Janeane Garofalo; and Jim Gillespie’s thriller “Venom”.  Smith designed (in collaboration with David Dozoretz) and edited three key sequences for the animated feature “Titan A.E”.  He served as the consulting editor on Ernest Dickerson's crime drama “Never Die Alone”, and edited four telefilms in the feature franchise “The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.”  Additionally, he has edited over 30 documentaries, including “Gunfight USA” for PBS’s “Frontline” and “Cold Spring New Dawn” for PBS’s “Nova.” Smith's other television credits include the telefilms “Country Justice”, starring George C. Scott; “Unforgivable”, with John Ritter; “The Canterville Ghost”, starring Patrick Stewart and Neve Campbell; the Hong Kong detective series “Yellowthread Street” for ITV in the UK; and the Amblin Entertainment/Unversal for NBC sci-fi series “Earth 2.”  Over his career he has also edited award-winning commercials and music videos, and has been second unit director, first assistant director and camera operator. Smith is multi-lingual and carries both French and US passports. He is a member of the Guild Of British Film & TV Editors (GBFTE).

Speaker years: 
2009