New Alex Ross Perry Film For June 2016 Six-Week Class

We're thrilled to announce that the six-week Art of Editing class project for our upcoming June/July session will be Golden Exits, starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry), and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys (While We're Young). It’s directed by Alex Ross Perry, whose previous two films, Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth, premiered at Sundance and the Berlin International Film Festival, respectively, and were both NYT Critics’ Picks.

Read more about Alex Ross Perry and the Golden Exits cast here. You can see even more about the film, including some Instagram pictures from the shoot here.  

The six-week Art of Editing class at The Edit Center gives students a unique opportunity to learn from experienced film editors while working on a real film. You can learn more about the class here


Filmmaker Magazine Interview about TEC Alum Film Obit

Filmmaker Magazine interviewed Vanessa Gould, director of Obit, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival and explores the inner-workings of The New York Times obituary department. When asked about crafting the story, Vanessa praises TEC alum Kristin Bye:

Kristin Bye, the film’s editor, did a masterful job of communicating the passage of time and the pressure of deadlines through clues in the light and sound of the building and the surroundings.

You can read the full article here

TEC Class Project listed as NY Times "favorite" at Tribeca

Women Who Kill, January/February 2016 six-week class project, edited by TEC alum Ron Dulin, is highlighted in The New York Times article "How to Make Sense of the Tribeca Film Festival."

My favorite of the American films, Ingrid Jungermann’s Women Who Kill, is a comedy so low-key and diffident, not to mention morbid, that it can take several beats to catch on to the jokes.

Read the full article here

TEC at Tribeca

We're thrilled to see that several TEC alumni and teachers will have projects at this year's Tribeca Film Festival:

All this Panic - Edited by TEC Alum Connor Kalista, with additional editing by TEC Alum Betsy Kagen

Don't Think Twice - Edited by TEC teacher Geoffrey Richman

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon - Edited by TEC teacher Sabine Hoffman and TEC alum Michael Taylor

First Monday in May - Edited by TEC alum Chad Beck

Icaros: A Vision - Edited by TEC alum Èlia Gasull Balada

Keepers of the Game - Edited by TEC alums Chris Iverson and David Lieberman

My Blind Brother

My Blind Brother

My Blind Brother - Edited by TEC alum Jennifer Lee

Obit - Edited by TEC alum Kristin Bye

O.J.: Made in America - Edited by TEC teacher Bret Granato

Tickling Giants - Edited by TEC alum Tyler Walk

Women Who Kill - Jan/Feb 2016 Six-Week Class film, edited by TEC alum Ron Dulin

Youth in Oregon - Edited by TEC alum Michael Taylor


TEC Recognized as Valuable Alternative to College

In an article on, The Edit Center is mentioned among several other technical schools that are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to traditional college or university degree programs. TEC Alum Dylan Greiss was interviewed for the article: 

"Dylan . . . went to college to focus on film editing, but was disappointed in the coursework. "I wasn't learning the technical details so I looked around at other programs and I found the Edit Center in Brooklyn," he said.

He left college and completed a six-week certificate program. . . . Shortly after graduation, Greiss started working as an assistant editor on feature films. Now he is employed at HBO earning $1,250 a week."

Read the full article here

From Nowhere Wins Audience Award at SXSW!

TEC alumni film From Nowhere took home an Audience Award in the Narrative Spotlight section at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival! From Nowhere was edited by TEC teacher & alum Betsy Kagen, with TEC alum Theresa McDermott serving as assistant editor. Variety praises the film, "a compelling indie drama about the day-to-day lives and anxieties of three undocumented high-school students." You can read the full Variety review here

Announcing our Six-Week Class Teachers for March

We are very excited to announce that Kate Sanford will be teaching the narrative section and Adam Bolt will be teaching the documentary section of our March/April 2016 Six-Week Art of Editing class!

Kate Sanford is an award-winning feature film and television editor with over 20 years of experience. She’s won two American Cinema Editors awards for her work on "The Wire" and "Treme". She also edited HBO’s Golden Globe-winning series "Boardwalk Empire". Her feature film credits include Outside Providence, O, and Brooklyn Rules. Kate just finished editing the first season of Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed series "Vinyl".

Adam Bolt edited and co-wrote the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, for which he received the Writer's Guild Award for Best Documentary Screenplay and was nominated for an American Cinema Editors award for Best Edited Documentary in 2011. He won an Emmy in 2014 for his work on the Showtime documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously", where he served as editor, writer, and senior producer. His other credits include director Alex Gibney’s Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream, which premiered on PBS's Independent Lens and went on to win a Peabody Award in 2013; Page One: Inside the New York Times, which was nominated for two Emmys (including Best Editing) in 2012; and the HBO documentary The Recruiter, which won a Columbia duPont award for excellence in broadcast journalism in 2010.

Click here to register. You can find out more about our six-week class here

TEC Alum Film Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival

Tickling Giants, edited by TEC alum Tyler Walk, will have its world premiere in the World Documentary Competition program at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival:

Tickling Giants, directed and written by Sara Taksler. (USA) – World Premiere. Charting Bassem Youssef's rise as Egypt's foremost on-screen satirist, Tickling Giants offers a rousing celebration of free speech and a showcase for the power of satire to speak for the people against a repressive government. Where this story differs from the familiar success of Youssef's idol, Jon Stewart: Bassem's jokes come with serious, dangerous, and at times revolutionary consequences. In Arabic, English with subtitles.