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  • Dramatic Questions 

    Dramatic Questions 

    October 19, 2012, 3:04 pm
    for editors... If a story that should be interesting is shaping up to be a bit boring, it is helpful to understand one of the key drivers behind an audience's interest: Dramatic Questions. A dramatic question is a question that implies an action and has something at stake...

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    • ENTER THE EDIT: HOW TO NAVIGATE THE DOCUMENTARY ED
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      ENTER THE EDIT: HOW TO NAVIGATE THE DOCUMENTARY ED

      October 29, 2016, 9:25 am
      This is the fourth in a series of posts on POV’s Documentary Blog about the regrettably underappreciated process and craft of documentary editing. Our guide is 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow Eileen Meyer. Catch up on earlier conversations with Meyer. 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved. HE NAMED ME MALALA: Malala Yousafzai in Birmingham, England. Dec 16, 2013 Greg Finton, A...

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    • ENTER THE EDIT: THE CHALLENGES OF BEING BOTH DIREC
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      ENTER THE EDIT: THE CHALLENGES OF BEING BOTH DIREC

      August 2, 2016, 4:35 pm
      This is the third in a series of posts on POV’s Documentary Blog about the regrettably underappreciated process and craft of documentary editing. Our guide is 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow.Pedro Kos, one of Meyer’s mentors, is an award-winning editor and director known for his character-driven films. This past June, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His credits include two Oscar-nominated documentaries (The Square and Waste Land), The Crash ...

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    • Manhattan Edit Workshop's 15 Questions with Eilee
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      Manhattan Edit Workshop's 15 Questions with Eilee

      April 12, 2016, 12:29 pm
      Check out Manhattan Edit Workshop's "15 Questions with Eileen Meyer" to find out what films have inspired her, what she does when she's stuck on a scene and more: Manhattan Edit Workshop congratulates Eileen Meyer, winner of the 2016 Karen Schmeer Fellowship! Eileen completed the MEWShop Six-Week Workshop in the fall of 2011. We caught up with her to chat about her achievements since, including a Cinema Eye Honors "Outstanding A...

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    • ENTERING THE EDIT WITH KAREN SCHMEER FELLOW EILEEN
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      ENTERING THE EDIT WITH KAREN SCHMEER FELLOW EILEEN

      March 9, 2016, 10:29 am
      Today PBS' POV Documentary Blog is publishing "Entering the Edit with Karen Schmeer Fellow Eileen Meyer," an interview with Eileen about her process and her goals for the fellowship: We’re kicking off the second edition of Enter the Edit, a series exploring the regrettably underappreciated process and craft of documentary editors. Our (new!) guide will be 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow Eileen Meyer. We spoke with Meyer just before she was announced as the 2016 fellow at this ...

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    • CONTEMPLATING THE CUT: THE STATE OF THE NONFICTION
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      CONTEMPLATING THE CUT: THE STATE OF THE NONFICTION

      May 8, 2015, 5:04 am
      On Saturday, April 18, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship hosted a half-day of panel discussions with a gathering of documentary film editors, directors, and producers to discuss the art of editing. The goal of the day and future events is to shine a light on the role of the editor in the filmmaking process, build community, and celebrate an under-explored and often misunderstood collaboration between director and editor. Panelists i...

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    • ENTER THE EDIT: A CONVERSATION WITH EDITOR JONATHA
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      ENTER THE EDIT: A CONVERSATION WITH EDITOR JONATHA

      March 12, 2015, 5:43 am
      The fifth in a series of posts on POV’s Documentary Blog about the regrettably under-appreciated process and craft of documentary editing with fellow Colin Nusbaum:In the past year, Nusbaum has edited Tough Love (to broadcast on July 6, 2015 on POV), Florence, Arizona, and The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, set to premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.As Nusbaum’s year as Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow comes to a close, he and one of his mentors, Jonathan Oppenheim – whos...

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    • Surviving as an Assistant
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      Surviving as an Assistant

      January 20, 2015, 10:54 am
      On today's POV Blog, 2014 Fellow Colin Nusbaum is interviewed about the role of the assistant editor...What are the responsibilities of an assistant editor? Do they vary from job to job, or are they very well defined?

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    • JIM REPORTS ON THE 2013 SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY EDIT
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      JIM REPORTS ON THE 2013 SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY EDIT

      October 23, 2013, 9:15 am
       by Jim Hession, 2013 Fellow Lab Fellows (Photo credit: Jill Orschel, Courtesey of the Sundance Institute) In the story that plays out in my own mind (and nobody else’s) I am an undercover secret agent whose misunderstood profession sends me to faraway, unfamiliar and often lonely places. Each of my missions has an objective, but the respective paths that lead to their successful completion are riddled with missteps, uncertainty and constant doubt. My job description isn’t always e...

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    • Touch Media - or something like that
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      Touch Media - or something like that

      July 18, 2013, 4:35 am
      ...multimedia is a transitional term. It says that something is not 'itself' but a conglomeration of other things, and it is a played out slut of a term. A few weeks ago my colleague Mike Jones wrote a blog post champion...

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    • Inciting Willfulness: 'Conation" and Interactivity
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      Inciting Willfulness: 'Conation" and Interactivity

      April 14, 2013, 5:58 pm
      See, Hear, Feel, Understand. These are the first four things I ask students to articulate when they look at a film.  What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? What do you understand?

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