Working Long Distance With an Editor - Online Panel (IE1-1290)

Nov 07, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

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Filmmakers and editors collaborating on a project long distance can be a very rewarding, productive and sometimes challenging experience. Hear first-hand from both filmmakers and editors who will share tips and guidance on how to navigate the ins and outs on having a long-distance filmmaking relationship. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask panelists questions.

This will be an online panel, conducted much like a webinar via computer. The discussion will be recorded, and an audio recording of the panel will be e-mailed to registrants following the discussion. PLEASE NOTE that this is a virtual panel and will NOT be happening in person.

If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program, you can get $25 off registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Earlybird or Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. If you are a Docs Insider member or All-Access Passholder and missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.


Nels Bangerter is an award-winning documentary film editor. His work includes CAMERAPERSON, the critically-acclaimed winner of Cinema Eye Honors and International Documentary Association Best Editing awards as well as Cinema Eye's Outstanding Feature and grand jury awards for best documentary at San Francisco International Film Festival, Sheffield, Camden, and Montclair; LET THE FIRE BURN, Independent Spirit Awards' Truer Than Fiction Award winner, and winner of Best Editing awards from the IDA, Cinema Eye, and Tribeca Film Festival; HBO's VERY SEMI-SERIOUS, News and Documentary Emmy winner and SFIFF award winner; KUMU HINA, winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Best Documentary and PBS’s Independent Lens Audience Award; and WAR CHILD, which premiered at Berlin and won Tribeca’s Audience Award. Nels edited the Sundance short documentary PROJECT X, directed by Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke and starring Michelle Williams and Rami Malek. He has been nominated twice for News and Documentary editing Emmys.
Nels has been an advisor at the Sundance Labs and has shared his experience on panels at Tribeca, Sundance, IDFA, Full Frame, Camden, and True/False Film Festivals. He has mentored projects for True/False/Catapult Film Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, BAVC, Film Independent, and S.F. Rough Cuts, and has given presentations for the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship/Sundance D.F.P., IDA's Getting Real Conference, and D.C.'s Docs In Progress. Nels was also the editor of the fictional short film BUZKASHI BOYS, which was produced and edited in Kabul, Afghanistan and nominated for an Academy Award.
Based in Oakland, California, Nels holds an MFA in film production from USC. Before becoming an editor, he worked in a gold mine, lived in a redwood tree, and earned degrees in English and electrical engineering from Rice University. He has two terrific kids, ages one and four.

Leola is the producer and director of Black Diplomacy, a documentary film about the ​contributions of African American diplomats during the Cold War. The project is currently in development and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Leola began her work in independent film in 2011 as co-producer and editor of the award-winning, NEA-funded feature documentary, The Last Song Before the War. The film played at festivals around the world including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Hot Docs Bloor Cinema, and the San Francisco Black Film Festival to name a few; it also screened as part of the Lincoln Center’s Sound and Vision series. The Last Song Before the War is distributed by Kino Smith in Canada and aired throughout Africa as part of a music documentary series with AfriDocs on DSTV. Leola worked on the independent film projects Teach Me How to Sea and The Last Battlefront, and is currently editing the feature documentary Dear Walmart. Leola brings rich international experience and a passion for foreign affairs to her work as a producer and editor. She attended film school in Pretoria, South Africa where she worked as an assistant editor and researcher for a television documentary show. Prior to working in film, Leola received a Master's degree in International Affairs from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Italian from the University of California, Davis. As a student, Leola was the recipient of the prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship. Since starting her career as a producer and editor, she’s been the recipient of the Women in Film & Video Randy Goldman Career Development Scholarship. Leola is a member of Women in Film & Video (DC), the European Documentary Network, and the International Documentary Association.

 Brandon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and artistic director/co-founder of the DC-based production company Meridian Hill Pictures. Brandon is the director of the feature documentary CITY OF TREES, which played at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, was nationally broadcast on PBS' America Reframed and is now streaming on Netflix and iTunes. Brandon directed the Webby Award-winning documentary series THE MESSY TRUTH WITH VAN JONES, released on Van's Facebook page and just before the 2016 election to over 4 million viewers. Brandon is the winner of the Best Director award at the 2016 Chesapeake Film Festival and Indie Capital Awards, received the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 American Conservation Film Festival and was a 2015 DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Individual Arts Fellow. Since 2010, Brandon has directed and produced over 30 short documentaries commissioned by government agencies and nonprofits including the AARP Foundation, the US Institute of Peace and the International Baccalaureate. Before starting Meridian Hill Pictures, Brandon served as a staff teaching artist for the John F. Kennedy Center’s national media education program. Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in film production and cultural anthropology from Boston University. 

Kiley Kraskouskas is an award-winning documentary director, writer and producer who is currently co-directing the film, "Dear Walmart" and producing the historical documentary "Black Diplomacy".  Her recent film, “The Last Song Before the War,” documents Mali’s annual Festival in the Desert just before the fall of Northern Mali to Tuareg rebels and Islamic extremists. In 2011, the film was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for post-production and outreach. Premiering in April of 2013, THE LAST SONG BEFORE THE WAS has played in numerous film festivals and was selected by both Pitchfork and NPR Music to stream for their on-line audiences. In March of 2015, NPR Music called the film “one of the best recently released music documentaries.”
In addition to her independent work, Kiley has written and produced a range of non-fiction projects for museums, companies, and organizations. Her work has appeared in the Paley Center for Media, the Saturday Night Live Exhibition, and The George Washington University, to name a few.
Kiley is the co-founder of DC-based production company, FLOWSTATE Films. FLOWSTATE produces independent projects while also creating strong branded content for mission-driven companies and organizations. She is a sought-after instructor, speaker, and consultant.  Kiley is the former Board President of Washington, D.C.’s largest documentary organization, Docs in Progress, and is a longtime member of Women in Film and Video (WIFV). WIFV recently honored her with their Randy Goldman Scholarship, which provided tuition to the Maine Media Institute for the course, “Writing and Developing the Documentary.” She holds a Master Degree in Sociology from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Denver.

Edwin Martinez is a Bronx-born filmmaker whose award-winning​ work has screened theatrically, nationally, internationally, on major television and news outlets. His first feature documentary, TO BE HEARD, won awards at DOC NYC, Seattle International, and other festivals. He produced EL EFECTO CLEMENTE (ESPN), edited CITY OF TREES (PBS), and was cinematographer for WHAT ALICE FOUND (Sundance Special Jury Prize), as well as many other films. He is currently working on IFP Lab supported PERSONAL STATMENT, developing several feature-length projects, and has recently returned to his alma mater as an Assistant Professor of Film in the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory.

Jason is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary LET THE FIRE BURN and assistant professor at The George ​Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.  

LET THE FIRE BURN premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival where it was awarded the prize for best documentary editing and a jury special mention for best new documentary director. The film went on to play theaters across the U.S. and festivals around the world, receiving accolades including three International Documentary Association Award Nominations, the Cinema Eye Honor for Best Editing, and the Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award. The U.S. broadcast premiere was on PBS in 2014.

Jason was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Top New Faces of Independent Film in 2013. He has a 15-year career in media production in the Washington area with a focus on documentary style storytelling, postproduction, and education with clients including: Notional Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Population Services International, the IRS, and PBS Online. Jason is the co-author of Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook and has created over twenty online training courses for on subjects ranging from documentary editing and project management.

For a decade, Jason has been assistant professor of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. He teaches undergraduate classes there in media production and documentary and has developed new curriculum for the undergraduate programs in Journalism and Political Communications. He is the recipient of the 2011 Honey Nashman Spark a Life Award for Excellence in Student Life. 

Producer, Director, Videographer, and Editor Robert Rooy was as an assistant director on more than forty films, including Lonesome Dove, Honeymoon in Vegas, Minority Report and The West Wing.  He has also worked as an independent filmmaker in more than twenty countries creating media with and for international development, human rights and environmental organizations.  He is the producer/director of To Our Credit, an in-depth PBS documentary series that explores microfinance as an anti-poverty strategy.  He holds an MFA degree from Yale School of Drama, a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Calvin College, and a National MediaMaker Fellowship from the Bay Area Video Coalition.

James Rutenbeck is an independent producer and editor. His films have been screened ​internationally at museums and festivals, including Museum of Modern Art, Cinema du Reel, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, National Gallery and Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. James was Executive Producer of Class of ’27, three short films about the lives of young children in rural America, which aired on America ReFramed in 2016 and are streaming at The Atlantic. His feature-length film Scenes from a Parish premiered to critical acclaim at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2009. James was recipient of the DuPont Columbia Journalism Award for his work as producer on the PBS series Unnatural Causes and has received grants from Sundance Documentary Fund, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Latino Public Broadcasting and Southern Humanities Media Fund.  Editorial credits include over 50 films for PBS, BBC, Channel Four (UK), Discovery Channel and Showtime. They include Zoot Suit Riots and the 2008 ALMA award-winning Roberto Clemente for American Experience, the Emmy award-winning Siamese Twins for NOVAHerskovits at the Heart of Darkness and American Denial for Independent Lens and People of the Shining Path for Britain's Channel Four.

Erica Ginsberg is the Executive Director of Docs In Progress, a nonprofit incubator for emerging documentary filmmakers based in the Washington DC area. Docs In Progress organizes works-in-progress feedback programs, filmmaker training and professional development workshops, networking events, and has Fellowship,  Fiscal Sponsorship, and Residency programs. In addition to her work with Docs In Progress, Erica is a co-host of The D-Word, an online documentary filmmaker community with 15,000+ members from around the world. She also has extensive experience working with film festivals and speaking to audiences on everything from documentary fundraising to fiscal sponsorship in the arts to how to get started on a documentary.  She is herself a documentary filmmaker whose latest short Creative Feds puts a face on the rank-and-file workers of the federal government who balance their dedication to public service with second careers in the arts.

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