Norman Hollyn has been described as a "media expert," a reference to his experience in a wide variety of media types—in both the old and new media worlds. He is the coproducer and cohost of the videocast 2 Reel Guys.
He is a longtime film, television, and music editor (Heathers, The Cotton Club, Sophie's Choice, and Oliver Stone's Wild Palms), and is a full professor and head of the Editing Track at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He is an author of nearly 100 articles and his book, The Film Editing Room Handbook, available in many languages, is now in a fourth edition. His previous book, The Lean Forward Moment, also from Peachpit Press/Pearson, has been attracting great reviews worldwide.
Hollyn has taught worldwide, including several workshops for the Royal Film Commission in Jordan, and schools in Shanghai and Beijing, China. He has taught at the Sundance Film Festival, and consults and speaks at major corporations such as DreamWorks Pictures, Pixar Animation, Forbes, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has worked as an expert witness in legal cases involving the aesthetics or history of editing, and is partner in an Internet development firm.