Michael Connell has worked as a music editor in feature films for the last 33 years with many composers, on some of the biggest International films. He has been nominated by the MPSE several times for his work, and won two Golden Reels, The Butcher Boy and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Michael started out as a film editor and moved into music editing with his first film Lace in 1984. His work involves being in charge of tracking and managing the different pieces of music used in the production, and working closely with the composer by handling all of the technical aspects of the film scoring process, as well as composition. Most of the time, the music editing begins once principal photography is finished and the post-production process begins. However, depending on how much on-screen music there is, Michael may be called in during the filming (or taping) to assist with musical or sync issues.
It is also quite common for Michael to construct a “temp music” track, which is played along with early versions of the film before the actual music is written or chosen for the film.