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Film editing demystified

Fresh from working as executive producer and editor on I AM, a documentary by seasoned Hollywood director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty), Jennifer Abbott is coming to Victoria to share her knowledge of editing.

The acclaimed Canadian filmmaker and editor will conduct the first of a challenging two-part workshop titled Art of the Edit on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers headquarters.

Abbott, best known as co-director and editor of The Corporation, will use examples from classic films to explain the editing process for narrative and documentary films. She will also discuss creative editing techniques designed to engage viewers.

Before she wraps, Abbott will give participants identical footage with which to cut a short sequence. The sequences will be screened at the followup workshop on Dec. 3, followed by Abbott’s discussion and evaluation of the results.

Abbott began working on I AM when Shadyac, after seeing The Corporation, invited her to come on board.

Shadyac’s life-affirming documentary was inspired by a cycling accident that left him incapacitated after suffering post-concussion syndrome. After months of enduring the condition that has symptons such as severe mood swings, painful reactions to light and constant ringing sounds in the head, Shadyac began to fear death might be his only escape.

After he recovered, the filmmaker re-evaluated his extravagant Hollywood lifestyle and embarked on a quest for enlightenment, determined to live a simpler, more responsible life and encourage others to look inward as well.

Stepping in front of the camera, he interviewed scientists, environmentalists, authors, activists and psychologists, a list of remarkable individuals that includes Noam Chomsky, David Suzuki, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, historian Dr. Howard Zinn and poet Coleman Banks.

Abbott worked with Shadyac on his labour of love for two years in Canada with assistants Christine Stewart and Nick Middleton, and archival researchers Paula Sawadsky and Meg Johnstone.

In addition to The Corporation, which compares corporate behaviour to that of a psychopath and won 26 international awards, Abbott’s works include her feature documentary debut A Cow at My Table (1998), her experimental short Skinned and two documentaries she edited – Two Brides and a Scalpel: Diary of a Lesbian Marriage (1999) and Let It Ride (2006).

She also edited the book Making Video ‘In’: The Contested Ground of Alternative Video on the West Coast, has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and was programming director of Video Inn, Vancouver’s independent video artist-run centre.

Abbott has also embarked on a second career – as an organic farmer on her family’s permaculture farm on Saltspring Island.

Workshop fee for Art of the Edit, which takes place at 1931 Lee Ave., is $150, or $125 for members of MediaNet, CineVic and Vancouver Island Film Professionals Association.

Source: Times Colonist

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Film editing demystified

Fresh from working as executive producer and editor on I AM, a documentary by seasoned Hollywood director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty), Jennifer Abbott is coming to Victoria to share her knowledge of editing.

The acclaimed Canadian filmmaker and editor will conduct the first of a challenging two-part workshop titled Art of the Edit on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers headquarters.

Abbott, best known as co-director and editor of The Corporation, will use examples from classic films to explain the editing process for narrative and documentary films. She will also discuss creative editing techniques designed to engage viewers.

Before she wraps, Abbott will give participants identical footage with which to cut a short sequence. The sequences will be screened at the followup workshop on Dec. 3, followed by Abbott’s discussion and evaluation of the results.

Abbott began working on I AM when Shadyac, after seeing The Corporation, invited her to come on board.

Shadyac’s life-affirming documentary was inspired by a cycling accident that left him incapacitated after suffering post-concussion syndrome. After months of enduring the condition that has symptons such as severe mood swings, painful reactions to light and constant ringing sounds in the head, Shadyac began to fear death might be his only escape.

After he recovered, the filmmaker re-evaluated his extravagant Hollywood lifestyle and embarked on a quest for enlightenment, determined to live a simpler, more responsible life and encourage others to look inward as well.

Stepping in front of the camera, he interviewed scientists, environmentalists, authors, activists and psychologists, a list of remarkable individuals that includes Noam Chomsky, David Suzuki, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, historian Dr. Howard Zinn and poet Coleman Banks.

Abbott worked with Shadyac on his labour of love for two years in Canada with assistants Christine Stewart and Nick Middleton, and archival researchers Paula Sawadsky and Meg Johnstone.

In addition to The Corporation, which compares corporate behaviour to that of a psychopath and won 26 international awards, Abbott’s works include her feature documentary debut A Cow at My Table (1998), her experimental short Skinned and two documentaries she edited – Two Brides and a Scalpel: Diary of a Lesbian Marriage (1999) and Let It Ride (2006).

She also edited the book Making Video ‘In’: The Contested Ground of Alternative Video on the West Coast, has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and was programming director of Video Inn, Vancouver’s independent video artist-run centre.

Abbott has also embarked on a second career – as an organic farmer on her family’s permaculture farm on Saltspring Island.

Workshop fee for Art of the Edit, which takes place at 1931 Lee Ave., is $150, or $125 for members of MediaNet, CineVic and Vancouver Island Film Professionals Association.

Source: Times Colonist

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Headline, Industry News

Film editing demystified

Fresh from working as executive producer and editor on I AM, a documentary by seasoned Hollywood director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty), Jennifer Abbott is coming to Victoria to share her knowledge of editing.

The acclaimed Canadian filmmaker and editor will conduct the first of a challenging two-part workshop titled Art of the Edit on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers headquarters.

Abbott, best known as co-director and editor of The Corporation, will use examples from classic films to explain the editing process for narrative and documentary films. She will also discuss creative editing techniques designed to engage viewers.

Before she wraps, Abbott will give participants identical footage with which to cut a short sequence. The sequences will be screened at the followup workshop on Dec. 3, followed by Abbott’s discussion and evaluation of the results.

Abbott began working on I AM when Shadyac, after seeing The Corporation, invited her to come on board.

Shadyac’s life-affirming documentary was inspired by a cycling accident that left him incapacitated after suffering post-concussion syndrome. After months of enduring the condition that has symptons such as severe mood swings, painful reactions to light and constant ringing sounds in the head, Shadyac began to fear death might be his only escape.

After he recovered, the filmmaker re-evaluated his extravagant Hollywood lifestyle and embarked on a quest for enlightenment, determined to live a simpler, more responsible life and encourage others to look inward as well.

Stepping in front of the camera, he interviewed scientists, environmentalists, authors, activists and psychologists, a list of remarkable individuals that includes Noam Chomsky, David Suzuki, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, historian Dr. Howard Zinn and poet Coleman Banks.

Abbott worked with Shadyac on his labour of love for two years in Canada with assistants Christine Stewart and Nick Middleton, and archival researchers Paula Sawadsky and Meg Johnstone.

In addition to The Corporation, which compares corporate behaviour to that of a psychopath and won 26 international awards, Abbott’s works include her feature documentary debut A Cow at My Table (1998), her experimental short Skinned and two documentaries she edited – Two Brides and a Scalpel: Diary of a Lesbian Marriage (1999) and Let It Ride (2006).

She also edited the book Making Video ‘In’: The Contested Ground of Alternative Video on the West Coast, has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and was programming director of Video Inn, Vancouver’s independent video artist-run centre.

Abbott has also embarked on a second career – as an organic farmer on her family’s permaculture farm on Saltspring Island.

Workshop fee for Art of the Edit, which takes place at 1931 Lee Ave., is $150, or $125 for members of MediaNet, CineVic and Vancouver Island Film Professionals Association.

Source: Times Colonist

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