A Drama Editing Masterclass with Annie Collins
The SDGNZ presents an EDITING FOR DRAMA MASTERCLASS in AUCKLAND with Annie Collins
with financial support from the NZ Film Commission
ABOUT ANNIE COLLINS
Annie has been editing films since 1975 and was the first independently trained editor in the country. She has specialised in documentary and that has remained her particular love although there’ve been a number of forays into drama, most notably with Robert Sarkies directing and also an extended period in a rather strange country called Middle Earth. Her focus has always been a commitment to the people at whom the camera is pointed and that has made for a sometimes turbulent career but never a dull one. What she works on is decided by kaupapa, not fees, so the turbulence is often accompanied by a large slice of cake quite often salted with a dose of stringent analysis. She has remained and idependent throughout her career.
In this two day masterclass Annie will guide the group through practical narrative editing skills using examples of material from a feature film. Over the two days participants will work in pairs and the masterclass will be structured around each person editing scenes, then comparing and discussing the results. The process will start with viewing the rushes, and then proceed to assembling and editing. Scene scripts will be given to participants at the start of the workshop and script analysis will occur throughout. The full script will be available during the workshop for participants to check through. The workshop will cover: - approaching the edit of a drama or feature - characterisation - the editor/director relationship - the visual style - sound/music
- Applicants must have a minimum of three years editing experience and be fully conversant with AVID Media Composer. Applicants must have a minimum of three years editing experience and be fully conversant with AVID Media Composer.
- Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen or a Permanent resident who has lived in New Zealand for the last 6 months.
- Applicants must be available for all days of the workshop. SDGNZ members selected for the workshop will be required to pay a fee of $50+GST. Non-members will be required to pay $190+GST (This will entitle non-members to an Associate Membership for 12 months to the SDGNZ)
Your application should include:
- A Letter outlining the reason for wanting to attend the workshop and the perceived benefits from attendance
- CV or filmography of your editing experience
- SDGNZ number (if applicable)
Please email your applications to Gemma Duncan at email@example.com