Please join us and the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) at Stephen F's Bar on Sunday, March 10, 2-4pm. It's on the second floor of the Intercontinental Hotel. Cash bar. Stop by to meet our new fellow, celebrate Karen, and mix with editors and producers! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated but not necessary.
The DOC NYC PRO Editing For Documentaries Boot Camp is happening on February 26, 10am to 5pm at the IFC Center!
We're excited to be co-presenting two panels that will feature Schmeer Fellows Colin Nusbaum and Leigh Johnson as moderators. Join us as accomplished editors Francisco Bello, Erin Casper (2011 Schmeer Fellow), Bob Eisenhardt, Maya Mumma and Karen K.H. Sim share clips and discuss editing tips, tricks, and best practices.
More info here.
Please join us during DOC NYC for our annual get-together. Mingle with our fellows, diversity program mentees, and their mentors; see old friends; make new ones; and enjoy extended happy hour prices at the cash bar. Last year we filled the bar to capacity and some people couldn't get in, so we've moved to a bigger place this year, Amity Hall.
The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship invite you to a day of in-depth, peer-to-peer conversation on the art and craft of editing feature nonfiction with some of the best editors working today.
1:00 p.m. - Registration
1:30 p.m. - Introductions
1:45 p.m. - Part I: Beginnings
Jeff Malmberg (Won't You Be My Neighbor?), Alex O'Flinn (The Rider), and Kim Roberts (Unrest), with moderator Claudia Puig, reflect on their creative process and break down examples of effective opening sequences in their work as well as work that has inspired them.
3:15 p.m. - Part II: Craft Conversations: Directing the Edit
Kate Amend (The Keepers), Erin Casper (Risk), Greg Finton (Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind), and moderator Pedro Kos (Bending the Arc) share insights on navigating a rapidly changing production landscape and making room for creative approaches to complex edits.
4:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks
5:00 p.m. - Reception
The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is teaming up with our friends at LEF once again to host a filmmaker reception at IFFBoston. Join us after the editing panel to celebrate independent film in New England! It's also a chance to meet Kristin Bye, the newest Schmeer Fellow.
Come enjoy some complimentary appetizers along with a cash bar. (Pssst: It's downstairs in the speakeasy!) The venue is wheelchair accessible by elevator.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by Thursday, April 26 to Gen Carmel at email@example.com "RSVP" in the subject line.
"The Female Gaze: A View from the Edit Room"
Presented by: The Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship
This panel is free and not ticketed. First come first served.
A good documentary editor often determines a film’s rhythm, its pacing, even its overall structure. This panel will celebrate those who toil, quietly and mainly unseen, in the dark. Kristen Salerno, editor of Dawnland, a film about the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans, and Heather Cassano, director/editor of the personal documentary The Limits of My World, will discuss some of the unique challenges they faced in the editing room and demonstrate how they tried to solve them. The panel moderator will be Sabrina Zanella-Foresi, a long-time local editor/producer (Henry Ford directed by Sarah Colt for American Experience, and Photographic Memory by Ross McElwee). The presentation will include film clips.
Special thanks to producer/director Amy Geller (For the Love of Movies, The Guys Next Door) for helping to organize this event.
See the panel... then see the films later the same day!
The Limits of My World, screens on Saturday, April 28 at 3:45 pm in Somerville Theater 2. Tickets here.
Dawnland screens on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm in Somerville Theatre 1. Tickets here.
Join us at our annual gathering during DOC NYC to celebrate film, editors and documentaries! All documentary film professionals are invited. Come and meet our current fellow Leigh Johnson, see old friends, make new ones, and enjoy draughts and frites at the cash bar.
This year's Manhattan Edit Workshop “Sight, Sound & Story” post-production summit is happening on Saturday, June 10 in NYC at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, near Columbus Circle. KSFEF is proud to be a partner again this year!
The documentary editing panel will feature Amy Foote (The Work, Mavis - The Documentary), Maya Mumma, ACE (O.J.: Made in America, Restrepo), and Sam Pollard (Venus and Serena, Style Wars, When the Levees Broke). It will be moderated by Garret Savage (My Perestroika, President of Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship)
Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship friends can receive $30 the regular price by registering here.
Other panels include: “Television's Cinematic Revolution,” "Cinematic 360/VR," and "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen" featuring Dylan Tichenor, ACE (There Will Be Blood, Brokeback Mountain, Boogie Nights, The Town).
More information and full schedule here.
"The Long & Short of It: Contemplating the Edit for Features & Shorts"
In this conversation, we will be exploring the editing process for feature-length and short films. What are the differences (and similarities) in the ways an editor approaches each format? How does one inform the other?
Panelists will be editor Peter Rhodes (editor of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive and The Glorious Future), director Eric Stange (Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive), and director Laura Longsworth (The Glorious Future). The moderator will be veteran filmmaker James Rutenbeck (Scenes from a Parish).
Sponsored by the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
FREE and open to the public. More info.
The Glorious Future screens in the IFFB Shorts A program on Thursday and Sunday.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive screens on Saturday at 1:30pm.
The LEF Foundation and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship invite you to our annual filmmaker reception at IFFBoston to celebrate the New England filmmaking community at the festival. Stop by for a drink and meet LEF grantees and the newest Schmeer Fellow, Leigh Johnson.
The reception is open to all local and visiting filmmakers, editors, and friends. There will be light appetizers and cash bar. The venue is wheelchair accessible by elevator.
Please RSVP by Thursday, April 27 by 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "RSVP" in the subject line.
The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship invite you to a candid conversation exploring the art and craft of editing feature documentaries.
Panel 1 - History In The Making: Creative Use Of Archival Footage with editors Joseph Krings, Mary Lampson and Maya Mumma. Moderated by Ashley Clark.
Panel 2 - Craft Conversations with editors Chyld King and Lindsay Utz. Moderated by Marshall Curry.
Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 for our annual get-together during DOC NYC. We're meeting once again at Vol De Nuit Belgian Beer Bar (148 West 4th St., near 6th Ave.). Meet some of our fellows, see some old friends, meet some new ones. Everyone is welcome.
RSVP to email@example.com is appreciated but not required.
Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day Sight, Sound & Story summit returns June 11th! Early bird ticket prices before April 15th.
Panels include the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television, and behind the the green screen with VFX artists. Our closing panel will highlight the career of award-winning feature film editor Anne Coates, ACE, with author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists and vendors.
The doc editing panel will feature: Erin Casper (2011 KSFEF fellow, American Promise, The Last Season), Gabriel Rhodes (The Tillman Story, Newtown), and more to come. Moderator: Livia Bloom, editor of "Errol Morris: Interviews," writer for Cinema Scope, Filmmaker Magazine, and Film Comment.
"Finding the Film: How two directors and one editor collaborated on The Guys Next Door"
Presented by the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
With documentary film, the story is often found in the edit. But what does that process actually look like? And how does it work in a 3-way collaboration? Editor Rachel Clark (Have you seen Andy?, Family Affair) and directors Amy Geller (producer, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, Love and Other Anxieties) and Allie Humenuk (Shadow of the House) share the story of editing their new documentary, The Guys Next Door. Spanning over three years, the film follows a gay couple whose daughters are birthed by their friend with donor eggs – and offers a provocative alternative to the traditional nuclear American family. The conversation will be moderated by editor Sabrina Zanella-Foresi (Henry Ford, Photographic Memory).
The LEF Foundation and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship invite you to our annual filmmaker reception at IFFBoston to celebrate the New England filmmaking community at the festival. The KSFEF is proud to co-host this event for independent filmmakers in Boston! Join us for a reception open to all local and visiting filmmakers, editors, and friends.
Please RSVP by Thursday, April 28 at 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "RSVP" in the subject line.
The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship are hosting a candid conversation exploring the art and craft of editing feature documentaries. Veteran editors discuss the creative and ethical challenges of developing character in the edit.
RSVP required but does not guarantee admittance. This event is first come, first served.
We'll be at SXSW March 11-16 where we'll present our new fellow with the fellowship at the Film Awards Ceremony. If you'll be in Austin, too, please join us at our annual SXSW meetup on Monday, March 14, 2-4 PM. We're meeting in a new location this year, the Stephen F Bar on the second floor of the InterContinental Hotel (701 Congress Ave.). Stop by to hang out, meet the new fellow and celebrate Karen!
DOC NYC EDITING MASTERCLASS
Co-presented by the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
What do documentary editors do to bring a story to life? Esteemed documentary editors Karen K.H. Sim (Watchers of the Sky, Back on Board: Greg Louganis) and Fiona Otway (Hell and Back Again, Iraq In Fragments) share storytelling secrets as they review favorite scenes from their own work. Moderator, Oscar-nominated Jeanne Jordan (Troublesome Creek, Raising Renee).
Gather with us the night before DOC NYC begins to see old friends, meet new ones, and say hello to three of our fellows. Editors, directors, producers and anyone involved in filmmaking are invited.
RSVP: email@example.com appreciated but not required
Please feel free to invite others.
On Saturday, June 13th in New York City, we're co-presenting a panel called "Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary" at the Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Sight, Sound & Story" event.
Panelists will be Andy Grieve ("Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," "The Armstrong Lie"), Zac Stuart-Pontier ("The Jinx," "Catfish"), and Pax Wassermann ("Cartel Land," "Knuckleball!"). The moderator is editor and Karen Schmeer Fellowship President Garret Savage ("My Perestroika," "Ready, Set, Bag!”).
Friends of the Schmeer Fellowship (that’s you!) get $30 off the ticket price by using promo code schmeer15.