Editing masterclass at Wild Talk Africa 2013

On the 24th of July at Wild Talk Africa Film Festival 2013, SAGE editors Elmien Fourie, Candice Odgers and Susan Scott will talk about working on their award winning films as well as sharing their practices in the cutting room. This SAGE Masterclass will be illustrated with footage from wildlife films and also highlight editing techniques from classic Hollywood feature films. The editors will analyze editing rules like crossing the line, conventional scene cutting, stutter or jump-cuts, montage sequences, cutting on movement, pacing and rhythm, as well as the importance of match-cuts in wildlife and when to break or keep the rules!

Wednesday 24th July 2013, 08:30
Wild Talk Africa Film Festival 2013, Durban

This will be an interactive session allowing the audience plenty of time for questions. It's also an opportunity to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about editing from leading wildlife editors in the industry. All three of the editors are full members of the South African Guild of Editors (SAGE). The Guild aims to advance the art of editing through their highly skilled membership and is a recognised player in the South African film and television industry.

Elmien Fourie is a creative editor combining her strong musical skills to craft the perfect flow in getting that perfect cut. Elmien holds a degree in Music from the University of Pretoria. With nearly ten years of experience in the wildlife field; she has worked on broadcast programming for National Geographic, Animal Planet, NDR and Sky TV. In 2012 she won the award for Best Wildlife Editor at the South African Film and Television Awards. Elmien is a conservationist at heart and currently a freelance editor based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Candice Odgers graduated from AFDA, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture Medium (Film).  With almost a decade of experience in wildlife, Candice has spent the last 5 years working exclusively on a number of projects with the prestigious wildlife filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Most recently Candice and Susan Scott received Best Editor Awards at the Jackson Hole Festival 2011, SAFTA Awards 2013 and International Wildlife Film Festival 2013 for The Last Lions. She is a full member of SAGE and prides herself on being an Editor, Sound Editor and Colorist.  She has an excellent understanding of all aspects of the technical work-flow as well as the creative process.

Susan Scott has cut documentary films for a multitude of international broadcasters. She studied in the states, graduating with a BA in Telecommunication, and went on to apprentice an ACE editor in Washington DC, cutting documentary films there for the next six years. Back in Joburg, she edited and produced wildlife projects for different production companies as a freelancer, winning three SAFTAs as well as the IWFF and Jackson Hole Best Editing award for her craft. Susan is a full member of SAGE and was awarded the acronym by the guild in 2010. She produces environmental and wildlife stories for her company Parker Scott Media, but still pursues her love of editing wildlife, cutting for renowned filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.