Samuel D. Pollard

Filmmaker

Samuel D. Pollard, Filmmaker

Classes taught:
Thesis: Directing

Sam Pollard is an accomplished feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose work spans almost thirty years. He served as Producer and Supervising Editor on the Spike Lee directed HBO documentary If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise, a five year follow-up to the Emmy and Peabody award-winning, When The Levees Broke. He also edited By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, also for HBO, which won him an Emmy for editing. Sam was recently producer/director for Slavery By Another Name, a 90-minute documentary for PBS that was in competition at the Sundance Festival, and edited the feature length documentary Venus and Serena in 2012. His film Two Trains Runnin' premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2016 and received a nationwide theatrical release.

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Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available
April 04, 2018

Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available

Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels), Richard Hankin (The Jinx), Deborah Dickson (Ruthie & Connie), Ann Collins (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold), Tom Hurwitz, ASC (Queen of Versailles) confirmed faculty; what you will learn, and more!

 
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Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 30, 2018

Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 7) are invited to apply for the first ever SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.
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Spring Festivals!
March 20, 2018

Spring Festivals!

Spring feels like Festival Season & we are zipping around North America this month with films from our prolific faculty and alumni. SocDocers are attending many festivals – we hope to see you around!
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Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview
February 14, 2018

Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview

We are launching our first summer intensive - a two-week ‘Mini-SocDoc’ for emerging filmmakers to polish their skills as directors. Read More