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October 20, 2012, 11:56 am
To paraphrase Woody Allen from the end of Annie Hall, an emotional exchange is like a shark – it has to keep moving forward or it dies. For an editor this means: you can't repeat an emotional moment without killing it (you can sustain it but that's another blog post!) This post is about cutting so that the emotion is always in motion.
September 24, 2017, 5:13 am
This is the third (!!!) edition of the POV Blog's Enter the Edit series exploring the regrettably underappreciated process and craft of documentary editors. Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington. Photo credit: HBO Maya Mumma most recently ed...
June 9, 2017, 4:10 am
The POV documentary blog has published an entry by Colin Nusbaum musing on the two Contemplating the Cut editing panels we co-hosted with Sundance Institute earlier this year: The task of the documentary editor can sound like folklore, even to someone who takes it on. There is very rarely any script, and with digital cameras, of...
March 8, 2017, 1:22 pm
POV is kicking off their third edition of Enter the Edit, a series exploring the regrettably underappreciated process and craft of documentary editors. Their brand-new guide will be 2017 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellow Leigh Johnson. They spoke with Johnson just before she was announced as the 2017 fellow. She will be presented with the award at the SXSW Film Awards Night on Tuesday, March 14. ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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?
Gordon sits down with Joe Walker to discuss Steve McQueen's new film Widows.
Gordon sits down with Barry Brown to discuss his work on editing BLACKkKLANSMAN, Spike Lee's latest film.
Gordon Burkell sits down to discuss Selina MacArthur's Emmy nominated work on Black Mirror's USS Callister.
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