Dodge College Course: Thesis in Producing I
As a teenager growing up in England, Arundale spent an inordinate amount of time in art houses watching classic European films. Fellini, Antonioni and Fritz Lang were among his favorites but it was after watching Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville, that Arundale knew that he wanted to become a filmmaker.
He is a product of NYU where he studied film production as well as USC where he earned an M.F.A. in Producing in the Peter Stark Program. The first short film he produced there was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. The following year, he produced a feature film that won an award at the Sundance Film Festival.
But it is editing that has always been his passion and when things went digital, Arundale jumped back into the fray. "The technology of film had not really changed much over the years, but when non-linear editing arrived, I was hooked." Since then he's edited TV shows and feature films, documentaries and music videos. "It's a very exciting time to be working in the industry right now because things are moving so quickly and we have to adapt to the ever-changing landscape," he says.
Arundale is currently writing a book on film editing: Post Modern - Finishing your film in the Digital Age intended for publication next year. He also writes a blog about 3D and digital cinema.