AA discussion with three teams - directors and editors who have
collaborated on more than one project together - about the processes,
the possibilities and the pitfalls of long term director/editor
Thursday 14 Sept 2006
6.30pm for 7pm
AFC Theatre - 150 William St, Woolloomooloo
Suggested donation $5
This Ozdox event is organised in collaboration with ASE (Australian
Screen Editors Guild). Three teams of directors and editors will
take the stage in conversations with Mitzi Goldman (doco director) and
Karen Pearlman (editor) about their collaborations.
It has been said that many a documentary was "made" in the editing
room. Editing in documentary is tremendously challenging, satisfying
and frustrating as shaping the story from the rushes is much more
improvised in the documentary form that it ever is in drama. Hear
these fine filmmakers speak on the question of what can be learnt about
documentary directing from the editing room.
Some of the areas to be explored are:
How does the director deal with something not turning out to be as you imagined?
As an editor, do you work first to the treatment or do you see things in the rushes and show the director what it might be?
What do you learn from each other?
What moments couldn't you have got through without each other?
Why have you sometimes wanted to kill each other and how did you restrain yourselves?
The collaborative process is an area of interest for editors who rarely
get to find out how others manage it and a very useful area of inquiry
for directors who can only get stronger by stronger collaborations.
Come to Ozdox on September 14th and find food for thought and other
documentary directors and editors! Screenings and discussions as well!