Editor David Brenner died this week at the age of 59. Industry heavyweights like Zack Snyder and Roland Emmerich shared their memories of working with the talented technician. Others joined too. Again this year, Brenner worked hard on Avatarthe long-awaited sequel starring James Cameron. In the past, the publisher had won Oscars for its work with Oliver Stone in 1990, specifically Born July 4. From there, he teamed up with co-editor Joe Hutshing on a number of projects with the acclaimed filmmaker. But, he also left his mark on the modern blockbuster. Brenner worked on both versions of Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He’s been in huge culture change movies like Independence Day and Day After Tomorrow as well as. Check out what all of these creatives had to say about their friend below.
Snyder said on Vero, “Devastated by the news that I have lost my dear friend and collaborator David Brenner…The kindest man, A loving father and husband, A gifted artist…you go deep with us. to lack.”
We have lost a very dear member of the #AvatarFamily, David Brenner, an editor extraordinaire on the Avatar sequels. Our thoughts are with his wife Amber and their children Annie, Haider and Sasha. His talent, his compassion and his friendship will be truly missed. pic.twitter.com/MUGT9AgdJt
— Jon Landau (@jonlandau) February 18, 2022
the moon fall the director also shared his thoughts. “Our deepest condolences and heartfelt condolences to Amber, Anna, Haider and Sasha on the sad and tragic passing of Oscar-winning editor David Brenner, a beloved husband and father, as well as a dear and very gifted friend,” said said Emmerich. “Editor of Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and 2012 (2009).”
On Twitter, Landau lamented the loss of his Avatar collaborater. “We have lost a very dear member of the #AvatarFamily, David Brenner, an extraordinary editor on the Avatar sequels. Our hearts go out to his wife Amber and their children Annie, Haider and Sasha. friendship will be truly missed,” he tweeted.
The Brenner also crossed with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in 2011 About Stranger Tides. “David was an amazing artist and a kind, gentle man,” Marshall recalled. “We have been incredibly fortunate to have collaborated with such a beautiful spirit. We are deeply saddened by this unimaginable loss – and we send our deepest condolences.”
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