Sat Nov 9, 2019, 9:00 AM | Cinepolis Chelsea

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Immerse yourself in a day of editors working at the top of the field as they discuss creativity and making a career. Hear case studies and insights behind acclaimed films such as Knock Down the House, RBG, Hail Satan?, Letter to the Editor, and more.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast

10:00 AM – 11:10 AM In-depth with Alan Berliner
Director Alan Berliner has always edited his own films including his family portraits Nobody’s Business and First Cousin Once Removed (2013 DOC NYC Short List). His latest essay film Letter to the Editor, playing at this year’s festival, is an editing tour de force, drawing upon thousands of newspaper photographs he’s collected over 40 years. Berliner will discuss his approach and his close attention to sound editing.

11:30 AM – 12:40 PM The Relationship Between Editor and Director 
How do editors navigate their relationships with directors? When do they push forward and when do they hold back? Esteemed editors Carla Gutierrez (RBG) and Amy Foote (Hail, Satan?) share their wisdom and experience in forming collaborative relationships with directors, moderated by Maya Mumma, ACE (O.J.: Made in America).

1:30 PM – 2:40 PM Editing to Develop Characters
Per Kirkegaard (The Cave, The Kingmaker) Alla Kovgan (Cunningham) and Toby Shimin (Ernie & Joe) reveal their tactics in developing characters with Garret Savage (Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship).

3:00 PM – 4:10 PM Anatomy of a Scene: Knock Down the House
nock Down the House, playing on the DOC NYC Short List, follows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other candidates on the 2018 campaign trail. Director Rachel Lears and editor Robin Blotnick guide us through the creation of key scenes in this gripping observational film.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Happy Hour
Join us in the PRO Lounge to gather with fellow attendees and panelists to discuss the day.

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