DOC NYC

Editing for Documentaries Boot Camp

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Whether you’re a filmmaker, or just a film lover who appreciates documentaries, you might wonder how editors and editing can make a good story into a great film. In this day-long bootcamp from IFC Center and DOC NYC, we’ll hear from five documentary editors one-on-one with a moderator, sharing stories, clips, and examples from films they’ve worked on. Ticket price also includes admission to and a free drink at a post-workshop happy hour networking session! The boot camp will take place on Tuesday, February 26th at the IFC Center from 10am – 5pm.

Tickets are on sale for $99 for the full day (or $80 for IFC Center members – please enter your member code to redeem on the ticketing purchase page). Seating is limited.

Editing for Documentaries Boot Camp Schedule

10am – 11am Inventive Approaches
Editor Karen Sim (An Ordinary Crime, The Fourth Estate) will discuss two disparate and fascinating aspects of her Emmy Award-winning documentary career: working with graphics and animation, and social justice. Moderated by editor Colin NusbaumCo-presented by The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

11am – 12pm Collaboration in Editing
Collaboration is key. Emmy-nominated Erin Casper (Roll Red Roll) will explain how collaborating with her directors has evolved over her career, and how it’s an integral part of the creative process. Moderated by editor Stella Quinn (The Edit Center). Co-presented by The Edit Center.

12pm – 1pm Building Character
Emmy-winning editor Maya Mumma (O.J.: Made in America) will speak about the process of developing characters and character arcs in interview-driven films (as opposed to cinema vérité). Moderated by editor Leigh JohnsonCo-presented by The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

1pm – 2pm Break

2pm – 3pm Case Study: Free Solo
Award-winning editor Bob Eisenhardt has edited over 60 films, including this year’s Academy Award nominee Free Solo. This panel will explore Bob’s approach to editing, with a particular focus on Free Solo. Moderated by filmmaker Vanessa Gould.

3pm – 4pm Style and Substance
Award-winning editor Francisco Bello will discuss how to transform a seemingly intimidating range of too many options into a cohesive story, using flourishes and texture through a range of different styles. Moderated by filmmaker Jeremy Workman.

4pm – 5pm Networking Happy Hour
Join fellow attendees and our industry guests for a free drink on the house at a nearby bar and talk about everything you’ve learned!

  • Running Time 360 minutes