Last updated on 14 June 2019
The DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Scheme is a new initiative giving emerging drama editors the opportunity to advance their craft through shadowing and mentoring from an experienced drama editor.
Emerging drama editors are invited to apply for our second DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment. The successful candidate will attach to editor Annie Collins on feature film Coming Home in the Dark, directed by James Ashcroft.
Annie Collins has been editing film since 1975 and was the first independently trained editor in the country. Annie worked on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and won awards for her editing work on Scarfies, Out of the Blue and Two Little Boys. More recently, she cut Tusi Tamasese’s Academy Award nominated feature One Thousand Ropes. Annie also has an extensive resume of documentaries, having edited such landmark productions as Patu! and The Neglected Miracle.
The DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment initiative is targeted at editors who wish to move into feature film editing. Its purpose is to allow an emerging drama editor to:
- learn through attendance during editing, and later at director, producer and or funding body screenings about the critique and response process so vital to the successful creative collaboration required of the feature film editor.
- get on-the-job feature-editing experience.
- receive feedback and mentoring from an experienced feature film editor in a safe environment.
The opportunity for the attachment to get limited hands-on cutting experience is possible but entirely at the discretion of the editor, director and producers of the production.
This is a paid Wellington based attachment and requires the successful candidate to start on Monday 15 July 2019 in Wellington. If non-Wellington based, the candidate must cover their own travel and living costs. They are also required to be a Full member of DEGNZ for the duration of their attachment.
The duration of the attachment would be up to a maximum of 30 full days, but may well be broken down into a mixture of full days and half days. The first week is expected to be full time.
To be eligible, applicants MUST:
- Be a FULL member of DEGNZ
- Be fully competent with the AVID editing system
- Have some past dramatic narrative editing experience (does not have to be extensive)
- Be available to participate fully during the post production period, starting 15 July
- Most importantly, have a passionate desire to become a feature film editor
Application Deadline: 9AM, Thursday 27 June 2019
Send your application in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Editor Attachment’ in the subject line.
Your application must include:
- a maximum 1-page letter on why you would like to do the attachment
- your CV and filmography, including links to a showreel/video samples that illustrate your dramatic narrative work
- a completed Editor Attachment Application Cover Sheet.
DEGNZ will notify you as to whether or not your application has been successful, but the decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into regarding your application.
We look forward to receiving your applications.
This workshop is brought to you with the generous support of the New Zealand Film Commission.