Alan Jaggs

Editor


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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In his one-hour Archive interview, Alan Jaggs (1918-2008) recalls his early work in film in his native Great Britain and talks of his service during World War II. He recounts returning to England to edit features, which led to his opportune meeting with Mr. Walt Disney in 1950. Jaggs describes his career at Disney pictures, and his transition from editing films to editing television shows. He talks about some of the shows he edited during his post-Disney career, including The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Wild, Wild West, Get Smart and The Waltons. Finally, Jaggs speaks of his decision to retire and fulfill his dream of sailing around the South Pacific. Lillian Benson conducted the interview in a joint venture with American Cinema Editors (ACE) on July 16, 2001 in Universal City, California.

"I'm very glad that I was born when I was and that I came up from 1918 to today and the advancement of technology. I don't think it's ever happened before and I don't know whether it's going to go on. From horseless carriages to the present day cars, to airplanes to space travel, it's amazing what I've seen in my 83 years."

Highlights
Alan Jaggs on editing The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:18
Alan Jaggs on editing Get Smart
01:50
Alan Jaggs on editing The Wild, Wild West
01:50
Alan Jaggs on coming to America to edit feature films and working for Walt Disney
04:41
Alan Jaggs on advice to aspiring editors
00:47
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early life and influences; on his first editing job; on using a Moviola machine to edit; on his service in World War II
11:07
On coming to America and working on editing features for Walt Disney; on editing The Andy Griffith Show; on making the switch from editing features to editing television shows
10:40

Chapter 2

On editing The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Wild, Wild West, and Get Smart; on editing The Waltons; on working with various producers on various shows
12:25
On working with large staffs of people on an editing project; on editing the feature "Planet of the Apes"; on his career achievements and advice to aspiring editors; on sailing the South Pacific and summing up his career
11:16
Shows

Andy Griffith Show, The

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Alan Jaggs on moving into editing for television and editing The Andy Griffith Show
02:59
Alan Jaggs on editing The Andy Griffith Show
01:23

Dick Van Dyke Show, The

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Alan Jaggs on editing The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:18

Get Smart

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Alan Jaggs on editing Get Smart
01:50

Waltons, The

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Alan Jaggs on editing The Waltons and working at Lorimar
02:17
Alan Jaggs on editing The Waltons
01:51

Wild Wild West, The

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Alan Jaggs on editing The Wild, Wild West
01:50
Topics

Advice

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Alan Jaggs on advice to aspiring editors
00:47

Historic Events and Social Change

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Alan Jaggs on his service in World War II
02:15

Television Industry

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Alan Jaggs on advice to aspiring editors
00:47

War

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Alan Jaggs on his service in World War II
02:15

World War II

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Alan Jaggs on his service in World War II
02:15
Professions

Editor

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Alan Jaggs on the Moviola editing machine
01:21
Alan Jaggs on working with large staffs of people on an editing project
02:58
Alan Jaggs on advice to aspiring editors
00:47

Post-Production Professionals

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Alan Jaggs on the Moviola editing machine
01:21
Alan Jaggs on on working with large staffs of people on an editing project
02:58
Alan Jaggs on advice to aspiring editors
00:47
Genres

Comedy Series

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Alan Jaggs on moving into editing for television and editing The Andy Griffith Show
02:59
Alan Jaggs on editing The Andy Griffith Show
01:23
Alan Jaggs on editing The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:18
Alan Jaggs on editing Get Smart
01:50

Drama Series

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Alan Jaggs on editing The Waltons  and working at Lorimar
08:46

Western Series

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Alan Jaggs on editing The Wild, Wild West
01:50
People

Walt Disney

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Alan Jaggs on coming to America to edit feature films and working for Walt Disney
04:42

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