Ann Collins

Editor

Ann Collins, Editor

Classes taught:
Editing I , Editing II

Ann’s career began more than twenty-five years ago when she edited Gini Reticker’s independent documentary, “The Heart of the Matter,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Freedom of Expression Award. Her credits include the documentaries “Belly Talkers”, “The Charcoal People”, and “Sound and Fury”, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before receiving theatrical and television distribution. “Sound and Fury” was nominated for an Academy Award. For television, she edited “Frontline: Merchants of Cool“ and “Porgy & Bess: An American Voice” as well as productions for Martha Stewart, MTV, Lifetime, CBS, and PBS. She has edited web projects for Etsy and Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked extensively as a story consultant and consulting editor on numerous independent documentaries. Ann began her career as an assistant editor working in 16mm film under the auspices of filmmakers George Butler, Ken Burns, Bill Moyers, David Grubin and Maysles Film. She teaches and mentors at the School of Visual Arts in the Masters in Social Documentary and Masters in Photography, Video and Related Media programs. She graduated cum laude from New York University, receiving a BFA in film and television. Most recently, she co-produced and edited “Swim Team,” an independent documentary.

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DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films
October 24, 2017

DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films

Fall is upon us and that means DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, is right around the corner.  SVA SocDoc is thrilled to announce a full lineup of alumni and faculty films and panels. Read More
Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)
October 20, 2017

Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)

Are you interested in combining social activism and creativity? Passionate about storytelling? The Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings
September 28, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings

If you're interested in joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings. Read More
7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More