Doc U Point of View:
Editors on the Art of Storytelling
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Discussion & Audience Q&A: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Great documentaries are made, not born, and the place where that happens is in the editing room. To you, the documentary director, editors are your own personal 911 — they save you from a mountain of undistinguished footage, uncompelling characters, and confusing events, not to mention problematic camera work, bad sound, and a myriad of technical problems. A good editor can save your neck; a great one can make you look like a genius. So, who are these saviors and alchemists and what special storytelling skills do they have that you can benefit from? How can you learn to choose an editor, work with her in the most productive way, and, as a result, become a better filmmaker yourself?
Join us for a lively and illuminating discussion with a panel of high caliber editors moderated by Emmy-nominated editor Lillian Benson, A.C.E. (Eyes on the Prize II, Bridging the Divide—Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race, We Shall Remain: Wounded Knee).
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