Announcing Our Narrative Teacher for June

We're very excited to announce that Keith Fraase will be teaching the narrative section of our June/July 2015 class! 

To The Wonder

Keith began his narrative editing career on the 2007 film Elvis and Anabelle, apprenticing under award-winning editor Sandra Adair (Boyhood, School of Rock). He then started a long collaboration with director Terrence Malick, first as Artistic Consultant on Malick’s 2011 Palme d'Or winner The Tree of Life; and then as lead editor on Malick’s next four films, including To The Wonder (starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams) and Knight of Cups (starring Natalie Portman and Christian Bale). Their most recent collaboration, Voyage of Time, is an ambitious narrative documentary which spans all existence between the birth and death of our universe and is scheduled to be released in IMAX in 2016.

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


TEC at Tribeca

2015 Tribeca Film Festival

TEC Alums made a strong showing at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Congratulations to all!

When I Live My Life Over Again
Edited by TEC Alum/Instructor Mollie Goldstein
Associate Edited by TEC Alum/Instructor Betsy Kagen
Christopher Walken and Amber Heard star as father and daughter both struggling at opposite ends of their careers in the music industry.

The Artist is Absent: A Short Film on Martin Margiela
Edited by Alum Helen Yum
A revealing look at the true face of the enigmatic Belgian designer with appearances by some of the most distinguished names in the fashion industry.

The Birth of Saké
Edited by Alum Takeshi Fukunaga
The 144 year-old, family-owned Yoshida Brewery granted unprecedented access to the filmmakers as they lived alongside the workers who dedicate themselves to preserving the art of saké.

Roseanne for President!
Edited by Alum Tyler Walk
Hit the campaign trail with Roseanne Barr during her 2012 presidential bid and uncover a deeply moving portrait of a comedy icon.

Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis in Sleeping with Other People

Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis in Sleeping with Other People

Sleeping with Other People
Edited by Alum Paul Frank
Reunited at the same co-counseling group Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and Lainey (Alison Brie) swear to keep their relationship strictly platonic while continuing to sleep with other people. Also featuring Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, and Natasha Lyonne.

The Adderall Diaries
Edited by TEC instructor Myron Kerstein
Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the story of an author facing writer's block and drug addiction who becomes consumed by a high profile murder case. Starring James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Cynthia Nixon, and Christian Slater.

Cartel Land
Edited by Alum Matthew Hamachek
Matthew Heineman's documentary explores the subjective nature of might versus right as he follows the varied groups uniting to stop the rise of Mexican drug cartels.

All Eyes and Ears
Edited by Alums Paul Frost, Michael Taylor, Todd Holmes
Uncover the complexities and nuances of U.S.-China relations through the stories of three key figures: U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, his adopted Chinese-American teenaged daughter Grace, and blind Chinese attorney and activist Chen Guangcheng.

Indian Point
Edited by Alum Stephen Heffner
Did you know there is a nuclear power plant 35 miles north of Times Square? Delve into the uncertain future of nuclear power in the Untied States through the eyes of regulators, environmental activists, journalists, and employees.

TEC Alums Hot in Toronto

Hot Docs 2015

Missing People, a July/August 2013 and September/October 2013 class project, premiered at this year's Hot Docs Film Festival to strong reviews. The Hollywood Reporter praised the work of a trio of TEC alums. Way to go guys!

Editors Becky Laks and Adam Kurnitz deftly weave together the various time frames and locations with a feel for the emotional undercurrent, and music supervisor Adam Oelsner's judiciously used samples complement the strong camerawork.

Read what others had to say here and here.

premiere of doc edited by tec alum

(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies will be premiering at Full Frame, Hot Docs, and Montclair Film Festivals. The film was edited by TEC alum and teacher Chad Beck and assistant edited by TEC alum Betsy Kagen. Read more about the film and check out the trailer here.

(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies opens in theaters, at NYC's IFC Theater, and on demand on May 22nd.