Behind Every Cut: An Editor’s Guide to Post Production
with Rubin Daniels
April 23, 1:00pm CT
Filmmakers are invited to take a dive into the magic that happens behind the scenes during post production, experiencing the workflow and process of a documentary editor. Come learn about the way scenes are sculpted, organized after delivery, and the craft that comes with troubleshooting particular moments. Participants will be able to get an inside look into the professional editing world from a seasoned professional while also witnessing the power of Adobe Premiere Pro.
Rubin Daniels is a freelance editor based in Chicago, IL. He holds a B.S. in Communications from the University of North Florida, as well as an M.S. in Cinema Production from DePaul University. Most recently, Rubin was an editor on Philly D.A., a PBS eight-part doc series, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2021, and the lead editor on the feature documentary Unapologetic. He has also worked with Kartemquin Films as an assistant/associate editor on City So Real, a National Geographic series directed by Steve James, as well as working on Steve James’ series America to Me, both premiering at Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, he served as assistant editor for Standing on Common Ground: New Orleans Ten Years Later.
Screenwriting for Social Transformation
with Jess King
April 24, 12:00pm CT
“Screenwriting for Social Transformation” invites filmmakers to examine the role that screenwriting paradigms play in shaping how characters with historically marginalized identities have been (mis)represented on screen. Participants will brainstorm creative tactics to combat harmful representation and reconsider their screenwriting practice towards equity and inclusion. This is a great session for screenwriters and filmmakers interested in storytelling that reflects and honors the complexity of identity and lived experience in the modern world.
Jess King is an educator, scholar, and interdisciplinary filmmaker. Jess teaches courses in screenwriting, independent television, and film analysis at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts. Their current creative scholarship revolves around frameworks for reimagining screenwriting for radical equity and inclusion. King is the author of the forthcoming book Inclusive Screenwriting for Film and Television (Routledge.)