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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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