The Edit Center

The Edit Center We're a film editing school in Brooklyn with an unrivaled track record. Our graduates have gone on to win recognition at Sundance, the Emmys & the Oscars.
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"If making a documentary is like building a house, then the director is the architect, while the editor is the engineer....
08/23/2019
Why the Relationship Between Director and Editor Is Essential for Emmy-Nominated Docus

"If making a documentary is like building a house, then the director is the architect, while the editor is the engineer."

https://variety.com/2019/tv/awards/emmys-2019-docu-nonfiction-leaving-neverland-rbg-jane-fonda-in-five-acts-free-solo-anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-director-editor-1203298215/?fbclid=IwAR0ASdmWzXIWoazFCaBW7z43exVR6-MVsGPxszWFlPHmv7EJ2FZjA1om2mI&mc_cid=0da933f636&mc_eid=346c7e895a

Unlike narrative projects, documentaries are created in the edit suite. There, hundreds of hours of verité footage, archival materials, talking heads and even animated sequences need to be sorted t…

Terilyn Shropshire and Michelle Tesoro, two of the three editors of the limited series "When They See Us", discuss how t...
06/21/2019
'When They See Us' Editors Talk Time-Jump Structure and the Importance of Getting the Story Right

Terilyn Shropshire and Michelle Tesoro, two of the three editors of the limited series "When They See Us", discuss how the story's timeline evolved during the edit.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/they-see-us-editors-talk-time-jump-structure-1217971

Terilyn Shropshire and Michelle Tesoro discuss how they and director Ava DuVernay structured the four-part limited series, transitioning from childhood to adulthood to tell the stories of the five individuals at the crux of the Central Park jogger case: "The goal was to honor the men."

TEC Alum Doc Series Available on Topic https://theeditcenter.com/news/2019/6/tec-alum
06/05/2019
TEC Alum Doc Series Available on Topic

TEC Alum Doc Series Available on Topic https://theeditcenter.com/news/2019/6/tec-alum

Doc Series Cutting My Mother , edited by TEC Alum Guillaume Galuz, is available to watch on Topic! Directed by Nathan Silver "Nathan Silver has been casting his mother, Cindy, in his independent feature films since 2012. And though Cindy always insists she’s “not an actress—I’m just your mot

Five TEC Alums Selected Diversity In The Editing Room Fellowship https://theeditcenter.com/news/2019/5/tec-alums-selecte...
05/28/2019
Five TEC Alums Selected Diversity In The Editing Room Fellowship

Five TEC Alums Selected Diversity In The Editing Room Fellowship https://theeditcenter.com/news/2019/5/tec-alums-selected-for-karen-schmeer-diversity-in-the-editing-room-fellowship

Congratulations to Yuki Aizawa, Beyza Boyacioglu, Janah Cox, Maria Gabriela Torres and Inés Vogelfang for being chosen to participate in the Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Fellowship! TEC alum Amy Foote will also be among the eight serving as mentors in the program. "Diversity in th

Announcing The Narrative and Documentary Teachers for our June/July Six-Week Class https://theeditcenter.com/news/2019/5...
05/24/2019
Announcing The Narrative and Documentary Teachers for our June/July Six-Week Class

Announcing The Narrative and Documentary Teachers for our June/July Six-Week Class https://theeditcenter.com/news/2019/5/announcing-the-narrative-and-documentary-teachers-for-our-junejuly-six-week-class

We're happy to announce that A.J. Edwards and Regina Sobel will be teaching our June/July 2019 Six-Week class! A.J. Edwards  is an editor, writer and director. Edward's editorial credits include Terrence Malick's "The New World", "Tree of Life", "To The Wonder&qu

The Edit Center is currently seeking narrative submissions for our summer sessions. Filmmakers accepted into our program...
05/01/2019
The Edit Center - Submit A Film

The Edit Center is currently seeking narrative submissions for our summer sessions. Filmmakers accepted into our program receive free rough cuts edited by our students, plus input from the award-winning editors who teach our classes and supervise the students’ work. (Past teachers include the editors of Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Tree of Life, "The Wire," and "Mad Men.").

If you have a film that could benefit from free post-production help, our application can be found here:
https://theeditcenter.com/submit-your-film

Useful and practical tips for any project you're editing! https://filmmakermagazine.com/106476-your-film-is-too-long-11-...
03/01/2019
11 Tips on How To Get Your Film to the Correct Runtime | Filmmaker Magazine

Useful and practical tips for any project you're editing!

https://filmmakermagazine.com/106476-your-film-is-too-long-11-tips-on-how-to-get-your-film-to-its-correct-runtime/#.XHmdDVNKjUJ

I know, it’s maddening. People watch 10-hour series that take five hours to get good, but your 101-minute comedy is too long. Michael Bay makes three-hour Transformers movies, but your 95-minute drama is too long. Critics love seven hours of Sátántangó, but your 18-minute short is too long. Sor...

In this written interview for Filmmaker Magazine, editor Eleanor Infante discusses her history with editing - from her s...
02/15/2019
“Sometimes the Craziest Feedback Leads to Some Really Great Ideas in the Editing Room”: Editor Eleanor Infante on Late Night | Filmmaker Magazine

In this written interview for Filmmaker Magazine, editor Eleanor Infante discusses her history with editing - from her start at school to cutting "Late Night" starring Mindy Kaling.

https://filmmakermagazine.com/106989-sometimes-the-craziest-feedback-leads-to-some-really-great-ideas-in-the-editing-room-editor-eleanor-infante-on-late-night/#.XGdPRpNKjUJ

One of the biggest acquisitions at this year's Sundance, Nisha Ganatra's Late Night tracks Molly (Mindy Kaling, who wrote the screenplay), a new staff writer on a long-running late night show hosted by Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson). The film was purchased by Amazon for $13 million. Via email, it...

The Edit Center is excited to co-present a panel on Editing for Documentaries in partnership with DOC NYC and IFC Center...
02/14/2019
Editing for Documentaries Boot Camp

The Edit Center is excited to co-present a panel on Editing for Documentaries in partnership with DOC NYC and IFC Center at their Boot Camp on Tuesday, February 26. Featuring moderator Stella Quinn, the day will be full of advice from industry professionals on editing tips, tricks, and best practices. Tickets and information available here:

http://www.docnyc.net/news/editing-for-documentaries-boot-camp/

In this day-long boot camp from IFC Center and DOC NYC, we’ll hear from five documentary editors one-on-one with a moderator, sharing stories, clips

02/05/2019
IFC Pure Nonfiction's Winter 2019 season begins with TEC Class Film

Here's a chance to see United Skates, a 2016 TEC class film, before it's HBO premiere! @ The IFC Center tonight.

United Skates , a 2016 TEC Class film, will be screened at IFC Center on Tuesday, February 5th 2019 , as part of the Winter 2019 season of Pure Nonfiction. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Tina Brown and subject Reggie. Directed by Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown.

There's still time to sign up for our new course - The Art of VR - taught by Tim Chaffee, associate producer for The New...
01/04/2019
The Edit Center - VR Class

There's still time to sign up for our new course - The Art of VR - taught by Tim Chaffee, associate producer for The New York Times Immersive Video team!

Six Week Art of Editing alums are eligible for a 15% discount!

Join us on this two weekend course starting on January 12.

https://theeditcenter.com/vr-class

Virtual Reality offers a brand new storytelling medium, rooted in classic elements but with its own unique language. This two weekend workshop will not only teach you how to shoot, process, edit, and distribute VR content—it will also teach you how to plan projects that maximize the creative poten...

12/17/2018
FAIL STATE - Official Trailer #1 (2018) [HD]

"Fail State", executive produced by Dan Rather, premieres tonight at 9pm EST on Starz!

"Fail State" investigates American higher education and exposes the exploitation carried out by the for-profit colleges.

"Fail State" was brought to you by a team of TEC teachers and alums including Producers Adam Bolt and Alan Oxman, Editor and Writer Regina Sobel, Associate Editor/Researcher Isabel Ponte, First Assistant Editor Stella Quinn, Assistant Editors Andres Vergara and Kerri Green, and Technical AE Katrina Pastore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S64WANCgMek

FAIL STATE now available to stream on-demand: https://failstatemovie.com/watch-the-film/ Watch the official trailer for #FailStateMovie Executive produced by...

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