On February 10th, the Canadian Cinema Editors is very excited to provide our membership with the first day-long symposium on the art and craft of film and television editing.
Narrative, character & emotion — how do we as storytellers bring these elements to an audience in a compelling and dramatic way? In documentary filmmaking, there are the added challenges of ethics, honesty, and “truth,” in however we are able to define them for ourselves. Editors in doc have such a deep involvement in shaping the films that they can become credited co-directors or co-writers. Join us as our panel (Mike Munn CCE, Michèle Hozer CCE & Nick Hector CCE) explores the profound level of authorship editors can have in crafting a documentary.
‘Canada in a Day’ has received two nomination for Canadian Screen Awards:
Trish Dolman (Best Direction in a Documentary) and Nick Hector (Best Editing in a Documentary).
“War Story: Afghanistan” has been awarded a Canadian Screen Award for Best History Program or Series. Congratulations to fellow team members!
War Story: Afghanistan has been nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best History Documentary Program or Series.
Pat Mullen reviews the masterclass From Chaos to Story in “Nick Hector Talks the Art of Editing at DOC Institute” in the latest POV Magazine.
A link to the article may be found here.
The DOC Institute presents a Masterclass with editor Nick Hector, Tuesday November 23rd at 7pm at Camera Bar 1028 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H6
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Turning Chaos into Story
“I’ve come to see the editing room as a place where dreamers, artists and visionaries attempt to reverse the laws of thermodynamics, wrestling film chaos into order.” – Nick Hector
As a frequent collaborator of preeminent documentarians such as Allan King, Yvan Patry, and Sturla Gunnarsson, award-winning producer/editor Nick Hector brings a unique approach and powerful sense of story to the edit suite. His working notes, journals, and anecdotes offer an essential, behind-the-scenes view into the messy, complicated creation of some of the seminal films in the documentary canon.
With 30 years of editing and more than 100 films under his belt, Nick’s Master Class will take us through the beats of a film’s life cycle, including putting on the director’s glasses, playing the role of “first audience” and revealing the story’s spine through a careful reduction process. Using practical advice, editing theory, war stories, and personal journal excerpts, Nick Hector will give a fascinating look at his working process with some of Canada’s visionary filmmakers – each with vastly different styles, approaches, and sensibilities.
Don’t miss this rare look into the mind and process of an editing master.
The Master Class will be moderated by award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author Sun-Kyung Yi.
Matt Galllagher’s new doc How to Prepare for Prison will be playing this year’s CIFF.
Saturday, September 24, 7:30 pm at CINEPLEX EAU CLAIRE 2
Tuesday, September 27, 4:30 PM at CINEPLEX EAU CLAIRE 2
Director Matt Gallagher and producer Cornelia Principe will be in attendance.
This Changes Everything has been nominated for a Best Documentary Editing Award at the 15th Annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards. This is Nick’s eighth DGC nomination.