Documentary Editing Masterclass with Davis Coombe
3:30-5:30PM, Rm 214, 247 S. State St. Chicago IL 60604
Join us for a conversation and masterclass with award winning editor Davis Coombe (Chasing Coral) as we explore the transformations and surprises that took place in post over the three years of filming. Davis will screen earlier versions of pivotal scenes and compare them to the finished film, including how character development shifted during the editing process. We will also explore the controversies and responsibilities surrounding documentary filmmaking today in the context of activist filmmaking, fake news and sponsored content.
Davis Coombe is an award-winning editor and producer. He shot, edited and produced THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 and broadcast on HBO. In 2011 Coombe produced and edited SAVING FACE, which won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary in 2012. He also edited CHASING ICE, which premiered at Sundance in 2012 and was also shortlisted for an Academy award. In 2013, he won two national Emmys for Editing and Best Documentary at the News and Documentary Emmys. Since then he co-wrote and edited both KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (shortlisted for an Academy Award) and BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY which both premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. He co-produced, co-wrote and edited BEING EVEL which premiered at Sundance in 2015 and broadcast on History Channel. In 2016, he edited cutting CASTING JONBENET and CHASING CORAL, which both premiered in the US Documentary competition at Sundance 2017. CHASING CORAL won the Audience Award and both films were purchased by Netflix.
DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts presents VERITÉ, and annual documentary conference on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th.
Verité is a two-day program that brings award-winning documentary filmmakers to DePaul University for an in-depth look at the filmmaking process. Through film screenings, panel discussions and master classes, Verité creates a venue for students and documentary enthusiasts to participate in the behind-the-scenes decision making process that goes into creating documentary films and other non-fiction media.