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Kill Your Darlings

08.02.2015 - Susan Korda

    “Good editing is like good sex,” exclaims noted editor and director Susan Korda (ONE OF US), and in this master class she proves just how. Through selected clips from BONNIE & CLYDE, JAWS, SE7EN, ALIEN 3 and FOR ALL MANKIND, Korda demonstrates the multifaceted techniques used to merge sound, image and timing to bring about the intended cinematic experience. She'll lay bare the secrets of the editing room and the editor’s tricks to make a film work. To “kill your darlings,” or the critical ability to surrender preconceived notions and petty preferences and select the material that best allows your story to unfold, is a primary focus of the session. An extended Q&A with the audience will delve deeper into the topics raised.


    Susan Korda

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    Susan Korda edited the Oscar-nominated FOR ALL MANKIND and the Teddy Award winner TREMBLING BEFORE G-D. She was story consultant on FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, which won at IDFA in 2012 and was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2014. Her directing credits include VIENNA IS DIFFERENT, ONE OF US and the short SALOMEA'S NOSE. She teaches at Columbia University and mentors at the Scottish Documentary Institute at the Edinburgh College of Art and at ifs internationale filmschule köln.