Earth Films is looking for an experienced feature-length doc editor for our film on the Earth Liberation Front. This is a very exciting project about a timely, important topic that touches on key issues facing the U.S. and the world at large: ecological destruction, social change, terrorism and civil liberties. It is a character-driven story with a solid, well-defined narrative structure supported by extensive, intimate and exclusive (or near-exclusive) access to several of the main people in the story.
Principal photography on the project is complete and all tapes (approx. 40 hours) have been digitized in FCP. Transcription is nearly done and we have a music producer/composer in place. Shooting was done on a PD 170 in DVCam with a small light kit for indoor scenes. Sound was recorded on Sennheiser wired and wireless lav mics with occasional use of a Sennheiser shotgun mic.
Shooting style is a mixture of sit-down interview and interactive-cinema-verite, where the filmmakers' influence is clearly present in the story development and in the relationships with the characters. There is also a significant amount of archival footage to work with. We're very much aligned with the Documentary New Wave camp, being open to whatever storytelling methods best suit the material.
Ideally, whoever comes on board will have edited at least one feature-length doc and have name recognition and experience that will help us to sell the show and find funding for her/his salary. If you don't have that and you think you'd be a good fit for the project, please get in touch anyway! While our budget is minimal so far, we’re now actively starting fundraising. We are not asking anyone to work of a deferred basis (though we wouldn’t turn down the offer).
We’re putting a WIP together now for the Sundance Doc Fund submission deadline in early July. The right person could start immediately by helping finish that. This would be a good way to assess “fit” for the larger project. We have sufficient budget for this phase.
We're located in Northern California, but can travel. We also have easy access to the S.F. Bay Area. If an editor is mobile, we have a nice studio space with a digital projector and PA system and basic accommodations in Garberville, California. We also have the same in Southern Arizona for winter-time work.
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