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Filmmaker U announces new class on documentary film editing with director/editor Sam Pollard

Oct 1, 2021

Filmmaker U (, the online education series that brings renowned industry figures to aspiring filmmakers, has announced that acclaimed director/editor Sam Pollard will teach a course in documentary film editing.

Oscar-nominated and multiple Emmy-winning documentary director/editor Sam Pollard (Four Little Girls, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me), will take students into the edit suite for a journey through his career, techniques, relationships and decision making process from his storied work.  His collaboration with director Spike Lee and his recent ventures as a director; will give students an insightful look into non-fiction storytelling. Topics include structure, directors and editors shaping a film pacing, mood, tone and texture, editing audio, editing, and much more.

“Samuel Pollard is a master filmmaker,” Spike Lee said, with finality. “If you say he’s just an editor or just a director, that’s not the whole story.” –  New York Times

‘Learn Documentary Editing’ with Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winner Sam Pollard Course costs $99 each and includes:

  • 34 video lessons in each course (approximately 4 hours)
  • Exclusive audio and video content in the Appendix section
  • Additional videos of industry standards and practices
  • PDF’s of industry standards and practices
  • Glossary of industry terms
  • Unlimited access to the class for multiple viewings
  • Accessible from any device

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