James Dierx wins Splice Capades’ grand prize

Assistant editor James Dierx of The Whitehouse took home an Avid Media Composer 4 as the grand prize winner of this year’s Splice Capades — the local AICE competition for assistant editors and non-editors.

More than 100 postproduction house staffers crowded into the Bottom Lounge recently to see cheer the winners and see results of the 8th annual challenge of cutting something new and different out of something old and familiar.

Some of the attendees wore 1970s’ news anchor attire in honor of the movies about television set in the ?70s on which this year’s contest was based.

Dierx was one of 40 entrants — 25 assistant editors, and 15 non-editors — from nine local AICE-member companies, a number up from last year’s 33 entrants, but scaled down in the number of prizes awarded to the winners.